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 –

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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.

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Amsterdam in one minute (video)

Amsterdam in one minute

Today you can see the traveller’s Amsterdam in one minute –

You can see the unique architecture of Amsterdam and the various boats and house boats during a lovely channel cruise.

You will also peak in the Red Light district during dark. During daylight you will see many nice street cafeterias of Amsterdam.

The video will also pop in the Van Gogh Museum which is one of the best sights in Amsterdam. Few other art districts and museums will also be seen, like a sex museum and Anne Frank -museum, with its 45 minute long queue.

You will find lots of people with bicycles and even bicycles with bicycles. Most of the people, including kids, ride bicycles without a helmet, like daredevils.

But what would a one minute video about Amsterdam be without tulips and other flowers – they cheer the rider on the railing of many bridges in Amsterdam, as you can see in the video.

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

This unstaged video about Amsterdam in one minute depicts Amsterdam very much like it is, and the video is part of Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe, which you can read in the link attached!

You can find Amsterdam and the travel opus in Finnish here.

Paris in one minute (video)

Paris in one minute

Here’s a video of traveller’s Paris in one minute.

See how it looks like from the top of the Eiffel Tower on a sunny summer day in almost 40 degrees celsius. See also what the Eiffel Tower looks like in the evening lights.

Find the famous architecture of Musee d’Orsay with some classic paintings, and find the famous Musee du Louvre and the lovely fountain there in the inner yard. It is a cool place to be during the summer heat.

Observe the scary but beautiful architecture of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the famous church Sacre Coeur with the view from the stairs far over the city of Paris.

The fabulous Luxembourg Garden and the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the cruise in the river Seine can also be fitted into this 1 minute video of Paris!

Video and photography by Indivue, music by YouTube.

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Note: The video contains fast moving images, which may shock the most sensitive viewer.


Paris in one minute


This video is part of Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe.

Tribute to Notre Dame (video)

Glass painting in Notre Dame, Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was partially destroyed in a fire on 15th of April 2019. The fire destroyed eg. the highest tower in the cathedral.

The video below is the INDIVUE tribute to the beautiful stained glass of Notre Dame Cathedral and its stunning acoustics that will hopefully be restored to its former glory in the coming years.

Check also what other things there is to see in Paris.

Read more about Paris from Travel Opus to Europe.

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Best of Berlin sights (video)

Berlin, Germany, sights

This short video, the Best of Berlin, is part of the INDIVUE Travel Opus to Europe and Berlin.

It shows ten of them essential places to visit there and also portrays the general neat and clean outlook of the Berlin centre. Photographs by Indivue.

After watching this short video about Berlin, check also what else I’ve written about Berlin:

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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.

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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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Delhi winter morning in 2019 goes foggy and smoggy

Winter morning in New Delhi 2019

It had been five years since my previous visit to Delhi, India.

The New Delhi airport was looking kind of same, but the air outside was different. I realized the foggy sceneries which I had wondered in the recent hindi film Rajma Chawal from 2018 had actually been the real Delhi. And then I remembered the video I had seen in Twitter last winter, where the winter fog in Delhi had once been so bad that cars were crashing to each other.

Luckily this time the Delhi winter fog and smog were not that bad. Though later on my continuing flight from Delhi was delayed with couple of hours. The reason being the fog only.

Otherwise in January Delhi was chilling cold and warm clothes and winter jackets were needed. I found Christmas decoration like Christmas tree and reindeers with the sledge by the road to the airport. What a nice way to greet the tourist and cheer up the landscape!

Since I was travelling early morning, no traffic jams were met. Most of the motorcycle and scooter drivers were wearing helmets for their protection, but many passengers were still lacking those.

The stadium building in Delhi was a new sight to me. Find the stadium, the good old rickshaws and other means of public transport together with some chilly Delhi winter scenes from January 2019 with the fog and smog here in this video, and subscribe INDIVUE for more travel and art to come!

Earlier videos from Delhi, without the fog:

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