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In Pictures: The many faces of the Taj Mahal!

Last updated on: September 02, 2013 18:25 IST

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We had asked you, dear readers to send us the best photograph you’ve shot of the Taj Mahal.

Here is the first set of responses.

We start out with this picture sent in by Prithviraj Suryawanshi.

Would you like to share your BEST photograph of the Taj Mahal with us?

Simply e-mail your picture to travelpicsga@rediffmail.com (subject line: My best Taj Mahal photograph) and add a brief description of your visit to the Taj, about your first reaction on laying your eyes on the splendid monument and we will publish the most interesting pictures right here on Rediff.com and India Abroad.

Disclaimer: The photographs featured in this series are, to the best of our knowledge, original entries submitted by readers. Rediff.com does not assume any responsibility for their originality.


Photographs: Prithviraj Suryawanshi

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Yet another picture from Prithviraj Suryawanshi of the imposing monument.


Photographs: Prithviraj Suryawanshi

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Mahesh Bhogale and his visited the Taj Mahal on the 15th anniversary of their wedding and shot this picture which Mahesh shared with us.


Photographs: Mahesh Bhogale

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R Ganesh Narayanan from Guwahati sent us this hazy picture of the Taj Mahal shot in the winter of 2011. No amount of cold and fog however could hide the engineering marvel of the Taj Mahal, he says.


Photographs: R Ganesh Narayanan

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R Padmanabhan made his trip to the Taj Mahal in the February of 2011.

He writes of the visit: “The weather was perfect -- clear blue sky, cool but sunny. The journey from Delhi to Agra on Taj Express was comfortable and we reached Agra in about two and a half hours. I found Agra surprisingly cleaner and pollution free than Delhi. My first sight of Taj, which I was seeing after 35 years, was spellbinding. No wonder it is called the finest piece of architecture in the world and one of the seven wonders!”


Photographs: R Padmanabhan

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Srinath R sends in this photograph of the Taj Mahal.

“The best view of Taj is definitely the first view you get of it when you enter from the main gate with the pool of fountains under a clear blue sky; and understandably it is the most crowded spot in the premise. I had taken this snap from the masjid on the side and it presented me with a good natural frame for the picture," says Srinath.


Photographs: Srinath R
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Dadasaheb Kamble shares this picture of the Taj Mahal and recollects being mesmerised by the monument when he first saw it in the winter of 2009.

“I could not believe somebody could make something so beautiful in the name of love,” he says.


Photographs: Dadasaheb Kamble

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Rahima Ansari also shares this picture of the Taj Mahal she shot in 2009.


Photographs: Rahima Ansari

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Yet another classic picture of the Taj Mahal shot by Navneet Kushwaha who visited it the second time in 2012 after visiting it as a child many years ago.  The feeling of seeing the monument left her speechless, she says.

Magnificent, grand, wonderful, magical… I'm running short of adjectives,” Navneet writes.


Photographs: Navneet Kushwaha

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We end this edition with a slightly grim picture. This one has been shot by Professor Sudhir Kumar Saxena just before sunrise as the Taj is engulfed by smog and stands along the partly dried up Yamuna river bed. 

"The photographs were taken on Sharad Purnima (October end, 2012). These were the days when smog engulfed Delhi-Agra region unnaturally, " says Prof Saxena.

Would you like to share your BEST photograph of the Taj Mahal with us?

Simply e-mail your picture to travelpicsga@rediffmail.com (subject line: My best Taj Mahal photograph) and add a brief description of your visit to the Taj, about your first reaction on laying your eyes on the splendid monument and we will publish the most interesting pictures right here on Rediff.com and India Abroad.

Disclaimer: The photographs featured in this series are, to the best of our knowledge, original entries submitted by readers. Rediff.com does not assume any responsibility for their originality.


Photographs: Sudhir Kumar Saxena

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