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"Darwaza-i-Rauza" Top 5 Page for this destination The Taj Mahal Tip by illumina

The Taj Mahal, Agra: 255 reviews and 620 photos

 
 

The Taj complex proper is divided into five elements (gateway, gardens, mosque, resthouse and mausoleum) which should be considered in order, culminating with the world-famous mausoleum itself.

The Great Gate, or Darwaza-i-Rauza (Gateway of the tomb), is constructed of red sandstone inlaid with white marble, and stands to the north of the entrance forecourt. It supposedly provides a transition between the worldly (the bazaar) and the spiritual (the gardens, mausoleum and mosque).

Once inside, the arched doorway creates a frame for the beauty of the main building.

Website: http://www.tajmahal.gov.in/home.html

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2010
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