Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument that stands at the heart of India has a story that has been melting the hearts of millions of listeners since the time Taj has been visible. A story, that although ended back in 1631, continues to live on in the form of Taj and is considered a living example of eternal love. It’s the love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, two people from the course of history who set an example for the people living in present and the future to come. An English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold best describes it as “Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passion of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones.”
Its 14th February 2018 Today
Romance is in the air at Sunset Lounge / Mughal Room. Celebrate the spirit of #romance with a tempting #menu tailored by our Chefs just for this special occasion and allow us to serve an evening to remember while enjoying the incredible ambience with specially decorated tables, candle lights and a spectacular view.
Taj Mahotsav, one of the most eagerly awaited #festivals, is celebrated from 18th to 27th February this year at Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of “#TajMahal“.
This 10 days long carnival is actually a vibrant platform that gives you information of India where you can find India’s rich #arts, #crafts, #cultures, #cuisine, #dance and #music. Taj Mahal is the most beautiful historical place of India which tells about incredible India. #TajMahotsav is organized by UP Tourism…..
Enjoy this mahotsav with Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Agra
Well, we give you 7 reasons why you should visit the Taj Mahal (irrespective of whether you’ve been here before or not!) right away.
1. It was in the year 1631, when Shah Jahan’s favourite queen, Mumtaz Mahal, died giving birth to their 14th child (pheeew!) It was this fateful event that prompted the grieving Shah Jahan to commission the building of the magnificent mausoleum across the Yamuna River, which is known today as the Taj Mahal.
2. Around 8 million people visit the Taj Mahal in Agra every year. At times there are over 50k people visiting on a single day. There goes the chance of an uncluttered selfie! Sigh!
3. Did you know that the Taj Mahal changes colour depending on the light? This shimmering white marble structure gives off a different aura when seen under the warm sunlight and the cool shade of moonlight. There is a pinkish hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night when lit by the moon. Stay at Hotel Clarks Shiraz for some amazing views.
4. The Taj Mahal took 22 years to build. Construction of the Taj Mahal cost an estimated 32 million Indian rupees (the equivalent of over US $1 billion at the time). An estimated 20,000 labourers were recruited from all over Asia. Over 1,000 elephants were used to transport the heavy building material. The structure was adorned with of 28 types of precious and semiprecious jewels. The turquoise came from Tibet, and jade came from China.
5. Did you know that the publically open floor of the Taj Mahal that the visitors see now is not the real tomb of the ruler and his deceased wife? The actual tombs are at the garden level, which is two levels below the raised platform and is closed to the public.
6. The Taj Mahal is 171 metres (561 feet) high, which makes it 5 feet taller than the Qutub Minar.
7. The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday because it has an active working mosque on the premises, which is open to prayers every Friday in the afternoon.
Christmas is no fun without the traditional Christmas cake. And making it is no quick and easy task — preparations begin months in advance for that. To mark the birth of Jesus Christ, Hotel Clarks Shiraz here organise cake-mixing ceremonies to spread the warmth of the festive season.
People from different walks of life come together for such ceremonies. Wouldn’t it be fun to mix lots of colourful cherries, dates, plums and dry fruits together with your favourite drink, on a lush green lawn overlooking the sea? However, the treat is not to savour immediately but to keep ready for the festive season.
With less than a months left for Christmas and New Year, the Agra city began its celebrations with the cake mixing ceremony. A lot of in-house foreigners, guests and invitees, enthusiastic children and the staff of Hotel Clarks Shiraz geared up with aprons, caps and gloves took part in the fun-filled ceremony. Close to 250 kilos of assorted dry fruits were mixed with cinnamons, nutmeg and generous amounts of liquor and stored in a container until the festive season. This marinated assortment of dry fruits will be incorporated when baking plum cakes and puddings.
The longer the mix is kept for, the tastier will be the cake, said one of the chefs of the hotel. “It is basically to bring in the festive mood and make merry. People who get these cakes are in for a pleasant surprise too,” said Group CMD.
Independence Day of Republic of India was celebrated by the people all over the India on 15th of August 2017, at Tuesday. This year in 2017, India is celebrating its 71th Independence Day to pay tribute and remember all the freedom fighters who had contributed a lot and fought for the Independence of India.
The first Independence Day was celebrated in India on 15th of August in 1947.
Independence Day is an annual observance celebrated every year on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day of great significance for the people of India. At this day India got freedom from the British rule after long years of slavery. It has been declared as the National and Gazetted Holiday all across the India in order to independently commemorate the independence of country from British Empire on 15th of August in 1947.