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Taj Mahal Tours

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"The beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder." ... But when its Taj Mahal, the beauty lies in the mausoleum itself. Being one of the seven wonders of world, Taj Mahal needs no introduction to people who love creativity of par excellence. Located in the Mughal city, Agra, Taj Mahal cajoles tourist from all over the globe.

Taj mahalA symbol of eternal love, Taj Mahal was constructed by Shahjahan in commemoration of his wife. A mere glimpse on Taj Mahal tends to speak a volume about its history and patience required to build a beauty like this.

Taj Mahal construction work started in AD 1631 and was completed at the end of 1648 AD. For seventeen years, twenty thousand workmen were employed . Taj Mahal is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture yet it beautifully amalgamate Hindu and Persian architecture.


An Architectural Extravaganza of Mughal Era
As an epitome of Mughal architecture,Taj Mahal is set around a Charbagh or 'four garden' plan, which is split by watercourses - a reflection of the Persian style. The Taj Mahal itself is not set within the Charbagh but is located towards the far end of the enclosure near the bank of river Yamuna.

Constructed on a high plinth, which has four tapering minarets at each corner. At the center of this plinth is an octagonal structure comprising of a central hall, with four smaller halls grouped around it.

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A central bulbous dome stands atop the roof of the Taj that is surrounded by four chhatris . As a two-storied structure, each having arched recesses with a highly decorated Iwan in the middle. The tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shahjahan are actually located in the basement, while their replicas are placed directly above in the upper hall.

Constructed in white marble, Taj Mahal pure white walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura or stone inlay work. It is said that different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work done on Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal Tours In spite of its massive proportions, Taj Mahal looks weightless and airy. Each section of this unique monument blends harmoniously with each other to create a perfect unit. The Taj Mahal and the gardens in front of it can be approached through an arched gateway.


Best time to visit
Taj Mahal is a beauty in itself and one must try to spend a day in order to appreciate the exquisite architecture of Taj Mahal. For a tourist this white marble piece might just appear a fascinating dream. This monument transforms its character with the changing light. Although Taj Mahal appears beautiful at all the time, but it is best to watch Taj Mahal is during dawn. In the afternoon, the Taj is a dazzling spectacle in white, and in the evening the Taj dons the orange glow of the setting sun. Of course, there's Northing more romantic than beholding the Taj on a full-moon night.

As far as seasons are concerned then, summers, from April to June and monsoon from July to August are the seasons better not to be touched. Winters, mid September to March, are considered the best season to explore Taj and its surrounding. The weather remains pleasant during this period. Remember to carry some warm clothes while coming to North Indian plains during the winter season.



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