Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh, Agra Overview

Located just north to the glorious wonder called the Taj Mahal and overlooking the Agra Fort and Yamuna river on the opposite side, Mehtab Bagh is a rare retreat of natural bliss and one of the most scenic spots in Agra. Perfectly quadrilateral in shape and colloquially known as the Moonlight garden, the garth is the last one of the eleven similar Mughal- built garden complexes along the Yamuna bank. Laid out in just the right symmetry and perfectly aligned with the Taj in view, the garden provides ample mesmerizing sights and picture-perfect moments for the photography fanatics and nature enthusiasts.
The park has four sandstone towers, one each at the corner with a huge octagonal tank right in the center. It is believed that Shah Jahan especially got the bagh designed for his personal interests so he could come up here and admire the infinite beauty of his favourite piece of art. A lot of thought went into the construction of the garden so as to capture the perfect reflective image of the mausoleum. On the moonlit nights, the clear reflection of the wondrous Taj Mahal in the waters of the park is a sight beyond description. Even on regular days, any ordinary visit can be made memorable with the marvel of a monument in the backdrop. Mehtabh Bagh is now a horticulture delight with scores of vibrantly blooming floral plants and medicinal herbs, besides the umpteen fruit trees, which add to the beauty of the park.

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