Taj Mahal in one minute

What if it was possible to experience Taj Mahal in one minute – what should that experience include?

At least Taj Mahal at different times of the day – Taj Mahal at sunrise, in the middle of the day, Taj Mahal in the afternoon, Taj Mahal at sunset and Taj Mahal in the night time.

All this, and immediately in the beginning of the video below, you will see what Taj Mahal looks like before the sunrise, in the twilight, when in reality the Muslim prayer invitations are echoed outside, and how the first sun rays of the morning make the Taj Mahal dome roof glow.

You can also see how the Taj Mahal, known also as Taj-Bibi-ra-Rauza, the Garden-Tomb of the Taj Queen, looks like when seen from the Red Fort in Agra – That is where the ruler Shah Jahan spent his last years of life in prison, captured by his son, looking at the beautiful Taj Mahal. Mausoleum, built for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, as a symbol of eternal love. Historical writings tell us that Mumtaz Mahal, Arjumand Banu Begum by her birth name, had died in her 14th childbirth.

The video will also show brick-red gate walls flanking the park and fountain next to Taj Mahal. The main entrance for Taj Mahal park area is through the brick-red wall gate. In addition, you can see, for example, a red mosque building in the courtyard. The two other queens of Shan Jahan, living under the shadow of Mumtaz, where also buried in this area and have their tombs there.

From the video you can see how many tourists there are around Taj Mahal. Tourists from all over India and around the world have come to see this one of the world’s 7 miracles, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is also the Red Fort, near Taj Mahal in Agra. Tourists walk in the mausoleum and around it with bare foot or recyclable shoe covers to keep the Taj Mahal’s marble floors clean and undamaged.

The first images of this video were photoshot in 2007 and this video has been shot in various occasions in winter as well as in summer time before the monsoon.
During the winter months in January, people in Agra wore long-sleeved wool and top coats, but in the summer, short-sleeved kurta-shirts and saritops were common.

Taj Mahal literally dazzles its viewer while the sun is shining as the bright sun is reflected in so many different ways from the skilful walls of that building. You get some idea of the size of Taj Mahal when you look at the pictures of tourists in front of the Taj Mahal.
This video Taj Mahal in one minute takes its viewer also very near of Taj Mahal, to the contact distance – you can see close-ups of Taj Mahal wall decorations and wall embossings.

You can also see what the environment of Taj Mahal looks like from inside the building – but Mumtaz Mahal’s and Shah Jahan’s marble tombstones within the mausoleum are left as a mystery to the viewer.

Taj Mahal was built on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, which is also seen on this video, and it took 11 years to build this mausoleum. The construction of the other buildings and the park surrounding the Taj Mahal continued for a few more years on top of that.
What else in this world has been built for so long?

About Taj Mahal – experiences

Hardly any words can fully describe the architectural beauty of Taj Mahal. And even though the pictures tell a lot, they do not cover exhaustively the experience of how cold the Taj Mahal’s marble stone feels, how dazzling the marble is in the sunshine, how many shades of white can be found on the Taj Mahal’s surface, how beautiful is the aquamarine colour in the Taj Mahal’s fountain, how high is the Taj Mahal in relation to the adjacent Yamuna River and what kind of a great landscape opens up behind the Taj Mahal and how do the local inhabitants cool off by the Yamuna River during summer heat.

Or how do you feel after a long journey, on a hot day in India, after all the challenges associated with traveling, when you finally are there in Agra and you have paid the entrance fee to the Taj Mahal, after which you are heading among other people towards the red arch through which you have to enter, and somewhere behind the people’s shoulders you can finally see something dazzling white blinking, and when you go through the gate, all of this opens up to you –

Note: One can adjust the speed of a YouTube -video to one’s liking.

This Indivue video is part of the Travel Opus to India.

You can read about Taj Mahal also in Finnish.

Gokarn in one minute (video)

Today is the time for the Gokarn in one minute -video.

Gokarn is a small village in the state of Karnataka in the West coast of India and this video will show you many beautiful details from that Indian village.

In this short video you can see the beautiful nature and all the beaches in Gokarn. Those beaches are the main Gokarn Beach, Kudley Beach, Om Beach and the Paradise Beach.

You can see the local people, tourists and The Hindu pilgrims in the streets and beaches of Gokarn. The video will also show, what kind of cows and other animals can be met in the Gokarn village.

Experience the high hills, boat rides and beautiful sunsets together with the serenity, simplicity and colorfulness of Gokarn.

All this and more in less than one minute –

Video by Indivue.

Note: This video contains fast moving images, which may disturb the balance of the most sensitive viewer.

About the beaches in Gokarn

Gokarn Beach is easy to reach from the main village but for Kudley Beach you need to cross a high hill in order to reach there. For Om Beach you need to take rickshaw ride as well as to the Paradise Beach, but for the Paradise Beach you still need to walk rather long time in the midst of the forest in order to reach that beach. Alternatively you can go by a boat to any of these beaches.

You might also be interested in the 5 reasons to visit Gokarn.

Find more stories about Gokarn here

and more stories about India in Travel Opus to India.

You can read about Gokarna also in Finnish.

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Travel Opus to Europe and India, Goa and Bollywood

INDIVUE Travel Opus -works

Since 2005 Indivue has written, photographed and coded 8 inspirational digital opuses dealing with, among others: tourism, traveling and art both in India and in Europe.

These works are:

  • Travel Opus to India
    Opus has articles related to India, Indian cities, Indian culture and attractions, as well as Indian travel tips in both written and pictorial formats. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work is called Matkaopus Intiaan.

  • Travel Opus to Europe
    Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe includes both written and video articles on travel and art in Finland and throughout Europe. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Eurooppaan.

  • Travel Opus to Goa
    Opus that includes blogged articles about Goa, Goan beaches, sights, and other Goa tips and travel experiences, and hundreds of other Goa-themed stuff with videos and photos from the past fourteen years, at least in Finnish. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work runs under the name Matkaopus Goaan.

  • Travel Opus to Bollywood
    Travel Opus to Bollywood has featuring articles about Bollywood and Hindi-language Indian films, as well as movie reviews mainly in Finnish for over ten years, in addition to video and music samples. Travel Opus to Bollywood introduces Bollywood movies and their stars to it’s readers. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Bollywoodiin.

You can read, watch and listen to all these digital Opuses, all of these eight works easily and for free. Find them from the links attached.
When you subscribe INDIVUE and follow it on social media, you will be among the first ones to read all the updates to these opuses!

Travel Opus -works also in Finnish!

Panorama: Candles burning outside a church in Chennai

Candles burning outside a church in Chennai

Today’s panoramic photo is from Chennai, India. The red candles are burning outside St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, which is a beautiful white church built by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century.

Wikipedia says St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica is one of the only three known churches in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus, the other two being St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain.

Read more about Chennai here and find other topics of India here.

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All the beaches in Goa, India

All the beaches of Goa by INDIVUE

The aim was to see all the beaches in Goa, India, and photograph them to blog them. It took altogether some 14 years, since I was actually living in Europe and there is some 100km of beaches in Goa only. But here they are now – all the beaches in Goa, from North to South.

The namelinks below each photo will lead you to the introductions of each beach. And if there is an existing travelguide for the beach in question, you will find it in the guidelink. –

All the beaches in Goa

Tiracol Fort
Tiracol Fort
Querim Beach, Goa, India
Querim Beach
Arambol Beach, Goa, India
Arambol Beach
Mandrem Beach, Goa, India
Mandrem Beach
Ashvem Beach, Goa, India
Ashvem Beach
Morjim Beach, Goa, India
Morjim Beach
Morjim Beach; view from Chapora Fort, Goa, India
Morjim Beach; view from Chapora Fort
Fort Chapora wall, Goa, India
Fort Chapora wall
Little Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Little Vagator Beach
Vagator Beach, Goa, India
Vagator Beach
Anjuna Beach, Goa, India
Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Flea Market Beach, Goa, India
Anjuna Flea Market Beach
Baga Beach, Goa, India
Baga Beach
Calangute Beach, Goa, India
Calangute Beach
Candolim Beach, Goa, India
Candolim Beach
Sinquerim Beach, Goa, India
Sinquerim Beach
Fort Aquada Beach, Goa, India
Fort Aquada Beach
Coco Beach, Goa, India
Coco Beach
Caranzalem Beach, Goa, India
Caranzalem Beach
Miramar Beach, Goa, India
Miramar Beach
Dona Paula Beach, Goa, India
Dona Paula Beach
Vainguinim Beach, Goa, India
Vainguinim Beach
Siridao Beach, Goa, India
Siridao Beach
Japanese Garden Beach, Goa, India
Japanese Garden Beach
Bogmalo Beach, Goa, India
Bogmalo Beach
Hollant Beach, Goa, India
Hollant Beach
Velsao Beach, Goa, India
Velsao Beach
Cansaulim Beach, Goa, India
Cansaulim Beach
Arossim Beach, Goa, India
Arossim Beach
Utorda Beach, Goa, India
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach, Goa, India
Majorda Beach
Gonsua Beach, Goa, India
Gonsua Beach
Sunset Beach, Goa, India
Sunset Beach
Betalbatim Beach, Goa, India
Betalbatim Beach
Colva Beach, Goa, India
Colva Beach
Sernabatim Beach, Goa, India
Sernabatim Beach
Benaulim Beach, Goa, India
Benaulim Beach
Varca Beach, Goa, India
Varca Beach
Zalor Beach, Goa, India
Zalor Beach
Carmona Beach, Goa India
Carmona Beach
Cavelossim Beach, Goa, India
Cavelossim Beach
Mobor Beach, Goa, India
Mobor Beach
Betul Beach, Goa, India
Betul Beach
Cabo de Rama Beach, Goa, India
Cabo de Rama Beach
View from Cabo de Rama Fort, Goa, India
View from Cabo de Rama Fort
Cola Beach, Goa, India
Cola Beach
Agonda Beach, Goa, India
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach, Goa, India
Palolem Beach
Patnem and Colomb Beach, Goa, India
Patnem and Colomb Beach
Patnem Beach, Goa, India
Patnem Beach
Raj Bagh Beach, Goa, India
Raj Bagh Beach
Talpona Beach, Goa, India
Talpona Beach
Galgibaga Beach, Goa, India
Galgibaga Beach
  • Polem Beach

The beaches were photographed during 2006-2019 by INDIVUE.

Find this article about Goa beaches in Finnish here

Read also Travel Opus to Goa!

Best of 5 of Salman Khan -movies

Best of Salman Khan -movies

Salman Khan is an Indian actor, born in 1965. He is also known as a film producer, having a career in Hindi film industry for over 30 years by now. He is one of the most famous faces on the screen. And one of the best dancers.

Here are the best of five of Salman Khan -movies, so far

  • Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) ****

Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is a cute four star Hindi cinema classic and a romantic 3 hour musical. It is starring Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! – Sooraj R Barjatya

  • Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) *** ½

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is a visually sparkling, Indianromantic 3 hour film with Salman Khan and Aiswarya Rai in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and it was preceding the famous Bhansali musical Devdas.

  • Tere Naam (2003) *****

Tere Naam is a five star tragic Indian love drama. Directed by Satish Kaushik. Salman Khan’s role play raises your hairs up. Being too possessive and jealous boyfriend, it might the best role Salman Khan has ever played.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Tere Naam – Satish Kaushik

  • Dabangg (2010) *****

Dabangg is a cute Bollywood comedy. One of the best movies of Salman Khan. The music in this movie rocks you full.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Dabangg – Abhinav Singh Kashyap

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) *****

Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a movie directed by Kabir Khan. It has Kareena Kapoor Khan, Salman Khan and a child actress Harshaali Malhotra in the lead roles. This movie got several awards.

Find more movie reviews of Salman Khan movies here in Finnish.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood,which is introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you.

The music is provided by Apple Music.

These albums and songs can also be found separately in iTunes:

You might also be interested in all the Salman Khan -movies from 2008-2017

Find all the Salman Khan -movies and movie soundtracks from 1998-2008 here

and all the Salman Khan -movies and movie soundtracks from 1988-1998 here.

Best of 5 of Kareena Kapoor Khan -movies

Best of Kareena Kapoor movies

Kareena Kapoor is an Indian actress, born in 1980. She is part of the famous Kapoor family in the Hindi film industry in India.

Here are the best of five of Kareena’s movies, so far –

Best of 5 of Kareena Kapoor -movies

  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) ****

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is a film directed by Karan Johar. It has the cream of Bollywood in it. This movie needs to be seen from the beginning till the end with a single sitting. Preferably several times.

Find the movie and trailer in the following link here: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – Karan Johar

  • Jab We Met (2007) ***

Jab We Met is a cute Indian love story with a good background music. The movie stars Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, and it is directed by Imtiaz Ali.

  • Ra.One (2011) ***½

The film Ra.One, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, is directed by Anubhav Sinha. It is a nice Bollywood scifi movie with excellent music and dance.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link here: Ra.One – Anubhav Sinha

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) *****

The film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is written and directed by Kabir Khan. It stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Salman Khan and a child actress Harshaali Malhotra. The child gets lost in India. The film got several awards.

  • Ki & Ka (2016) ****

The film Ki & Ka, starring Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, is directed by R. Balki. It is a tribute to mothers working at home, as well as fathers alike. The movie is exceptional and can be seen several times.

Find the movie and the trailer here in this link: Ki & Ka – R Balki

You can find more Kareena Kapoor Khan -movie reviews in Finnish here.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you!

The music is provided by Apple Music.

These albums and songs can also be found separately in iTunes:

Find other good movies from the Best of Bollywood

13+ methods to travel in India | video

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Here’s a recent Indivue short video telling you about some 13 different methods to travel in India. Recent I say, because the video was recently updated. But mostly it is an update to the previous video about various ways to travel in India for a female.

Although the video duration is only 2:20 minutes, it has taken some 13 years to make it. Videos are from such a long period of time.

Music by Indivue.

Find more travel videos by INDIVUE here in this website

and see them all videos in Indivue YouTube channel!

The easiest way to see Indivue YouTube-videos is to watch the playlists I’, ve made about Goa, India, Europe, Helsinki and Best of travel. Find them from the links below and be inspired!

Travel & Art Goa 

Travel & Art India

Best of Travel 

Travel & Art Europe

Travel & Art Helsinki

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