Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj
RAINSTORM AT THE TAJ
In this beautiful capture by Chetan Karkhanis, we see a sun-soaked rainstorm at the world-famous Taj Mahal. As Chetan explains on Flickr:
“This is the view of the Taj Mahal from the top of the nature trail on the East side. The sun was playing hide-and-seek with the clouds and we were trying to get that perfect time when the clouds would move revealing a golden light. Suddenly, the light drizzle turned into a heavy lashing. A gazebo on the trail protected us and the camera and we took some rain soaked shots. [source]
The Taj Mahal (which literally translates to ‘crown of palaces’) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
In 1983 the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653. [source]