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    The Taj Mahal, One of the 7 wonders


    “ How beautiful it is! “ Akira expressed his passionate feeling.
    Really the Taj Mahal is one of the 7 wonders of this world. It is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

    Another Japanese student, Hiroko politely said to Chika, the Japanese guide of the tour party “ マダム!誰がこのタージマハルを建てた?それは非常に美しい建築です。

    Madamu! Dare ga kono tājimaharu o tateta? Sore wa hijō ni utsukushī kenchikudesu.

    Meaning of the sentence is “Madam ! Who built this Taj Mahal? It is very beautiful architecture.

    Chika , the young Japanese guide requested her Indian counterpart Raju to define the details of this magnificent architecture.
    . Raju is a man 34 yrs and he is from Haryana sate of Indian federal structure.. During past 4 years he has been working as guide for the company. This handsome Indian youth is very fluent in English, Hindi and Japanese. For his talent and sincerity he got a chance of staying in Tokyo for one year. That period may be counted as valuable apprenticeship ..His travelling company has the head quarter in Tokyo and so such apprenticeship for Raju has opened many a venues for the progress of the company and for himself.. .
    Raju helped the Japanese and American tourist by providing necessary information. He said “ The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. This beautiful mausoleum came into existence in memory of Shah Jahan’s third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This excellent work of the Moghul Empire is regarded as the best architecture of India. .
    Robert , a young traveller has come from San Francisco. He is accompanied by his wife and four other friends California State of USA, Ashley is his wife. Visiting Taj Mahal is a dream for these couples.. Travelling was always new venture for them but if it is in India , special importance was needed..

    Bimal Roy , the Zonal Manager of the company has got Miss Chika as the main organizer of the current package tour to India. Very smart and dynamic Japanese Lady she is . The great Pacific Ocean has gifted her with courage and physical fitness. Japan or Nihon being a group of islands has compelled its citizens to be dauntless . Frequent typhoon , earthquake and tsunami are always teaching even a child to be prepared for huge losses of lives and property. No repentance but hard work has helped the nation to maintain the prestige of robust economy.
    Chika is not alone in this vast world. Although she had lost her loving parents and siblings in the Fukushima disaster, like many other young Japanese she has taken oath of rebuilding the nation.. To rebuild the country with hard labour is the only target of the parentless Chika, Masako and many other youths who have been affected in that tsunami of Fukushima. .
    In the last week Chika has come to India. Her country has sponsored the tour to India. The Japan India Tourist Promotion Council has arranged this package tour of visiting Taj Mahal. She is the guide cum responsible officer , in charge of the present tour . Chika is leading the group of the tourists for covering North India . Some American tourists have also joined the group from Okinawa office. Chika and Raju are the responsible persons for bringing the grand success of Indo-Japan company.

    Raju asked the visiting members “ Do you know where you are? It is Agra City, Uttar Pradesh 282001
    The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River in a vast Mughal garden.
    The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture.
    Chika led the tourist group . The tourists reached Delhi International Airport by Air India flight. Spending a night in Hotel Sithwartha they availed a superfast train , named “The Taj Express” at dawn and reached Agra Station after the journey of 3hrs. 30 minutes. The distance between New Delhi and Agra is only 200 k.m. From the Agra station by taxi it took only 20 minutes
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