Taj Mahal India
Quick Facts About Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal Location :
Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Open to Visitors :
From sunrise to sunset (6 A.M to 7 P.M). Taj Mahal is closed on Mondays. (Information is subject to change)
Taj Mahal The Epitome of Love
Ever since its construction, Taj has always been a source of inspiration and also
fascination not only for the lovers but also for the film-makers, writers, poets and lot
more. The mysterious aura of this white marble mausoleum has been a major attraction of
India since ages. A perfect example of true love of a King for his Queen and the
undying love story is the main inspiration that led to its construction. The
grand stature that this monument has surely can not be matched by any other in the world. Being a major India site seeing destination Taj is must visit.
History of Taj Mahal: Enjoy India Sightseeing
Shah Jahan the Mughal emperor built this monument in the memory of his deceased wife.
The story goes like this just before her death in the year 1630, Mumtaz Mahal had wished
before Shahjahan to build such a tomb in her memory that the world had never seen before.
Soon after her death the construction of Taj Mahal began in 1631 A.D and completed in
1648 AD. It is estimated that twenty thousand workmen toiled day and night for full
17 years to complete this magnificent monument.
Taj Mahal Architecture
The brilliant architecture of this monument is purely inspired by the Mughal
and Persian style and presents a spectacular sightseeing in India. The main monument covers an area of 93.9 sq. metres and is
set on a raised platform that measures 6.6 metres from the ground. There are
four intricately carved minarets on all four sides with each minaret rising to
a height of 41.1 metres. The water causeway and fountains have been built in
perfect symmetry with the tomb and gateway.
The stone carvings include inscriptions from the holy Quran, many geometrical
shapes and a variety of plant and flower forms. Borders have also been inscribed
to separate the carvings into blocks. From the ground, all the letters of the
inscriptions from the holy Quran look perfectly uniform but in reality some
letters are bigger than others. Lets have a look at different aspects of sightseeing in India at Taj Mahal.
Fascinating Myths About Taj Mahal Agra
Taj Mahal Travel Guide
- It is said that after working out on the white marble Taj, Shah Jahan was intended to build another Taj but in black marble.
- Some people also believe that the main layout of Taj was designed by Geronimo Veroneo (an Italian).
- One of the most popular myth about Taj is that, this building is sinking.
- Another one is that the site where Taj is standing earlier belonged to Maharaja Jai Singh and Shah Jahan bought this place from him to construct this building.
Now Some traveler friendly info on Taj Mahal that will make it easy for you to plan your trip to Taj. Check out these points.
How To Reach Taj Mahal
Agra is easily accessible by air from all major destinations of India.
Express train services connect Agra to many destinations of India. India's premier luxury train The Palace on
Wheels also covers Agra.
Deluxe bus services are available to Agra from many destinations of northern India. Agra is situated at
a distance of 203 kms from national capital Delhi.
Where Is Taj Mahal?
The exact location of Taj would be on the banks of Yamuna river, in the Agra
city in Uttar Pradesh.
Best Time To Visit:
October-March is the best time to come here.
What To Do:
The one thing that every visitor should do here is too click lots and lots of photos of Taj Mahal to carry as sweet memories with you.
Taj Mahal Tour Packages
Highlights : City Palace,
Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amber Palace, Ranthambore National Park, Taj
Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Ganges, Ghats.
Features : Mehangarh Fort,
Jagdish Temple at Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambore National Park,
Bharatpur National Park, Red Fort, Taj Mahal.
Highlights : Taj Mahal, Red
Fort, City Palace, Amber Palace, Elephant Ride, Hawa Mahal, Ranthambore
National Park, Bharatpur National Park,