The Taj Mahal is a wonderful piece of art. The beauty of the Taj Mahal is not limited to just the outside view but the art works and carvings inside the Taj Mahal are even more beautiful and fascinating. If one says that the works in Taj Mahal interiors are no less than jewellery, it is not exaggeration! The works and decorations inside the Taj Mahal are so exquisite that there is hardly any space for criticism. They epitomize perfection and beauty.
As soon as one enters the monument, one can see an elevated central
chamber below which is the burial chamber. Four octagonal rooms in each
corner surround the crypt. There are two levels in the Taj Mahal that
consist of eight rooms each. These rooms were to be used to bury other
members of the royal family. The crypts of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
lie side by side with the heads facing in the direction of the holy city
of Mecca. They are decorated beautifully with inscriptions from the holy
book of Muslims, The Quran and once were studded with semi-precious
stones and gems.
A masterpiece inside the Taj Mahal is the marble screen or "Jali"
that surrounds the graves. It has been intricately carved by artisans
and is a delight to look at. It is carved so finely that it seems as
though the screen is made up of fine cloth. The walls are intricately
decorated with drawings like vines, creepers with flowers and other
beautiful designs. At one point of time, these decorations had
semi-precious stones and gems studded in them.