A Monument to Love

The Ultimate Symbol of Love – at the time, in 1630, the wealthiest ruler of the Indian empire, Sahah Jahan, lost his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth. Despite his fortunes, he lost the love of his life. Jahan commissioned an ornate tomb symbolizing his eternal love. The Taj Mahal, is surrounded by stunning gardens echoing the Muslim vision of heaven to forever commemorate his love.

Nothing prepares a visitor for the bewitching beauty of this Wonder of the World.

In Praise of India – A Monument to Love

Where to begin and where to end? Culture, color – actually technicolor, forts, traditions, mystical charm – India is an enigma. Diamonds, rubies, beautiful saris worn by women working in fields, grand palaces, small huts in country villages.

Most well known is Taj Mahal which must be seen by sunset and sunrise. Elegant, imposing, the magnificent white dome draws tourists like moths to a flame. Film and photos cannot adequately prepare one for the majesty, a visit is essential. STAY: from each room at the Oberoi Amarvilas, enjoy an uninterrupted view of one of the worlds greatest monument to love.