About Taj Mahal:
Agra is a reflection of the marvelous Mughal dynasty and its astounding history attracts many tourists. Many splendid places exist in Agra but the Taj Mahal marks the identity of Agra city all over the world.
Most of the grandeurs are found around the Taj Mahal that narrates the galore of the Mughal Era. It is counted as one of the cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites due to its unique architecture which has balanced symmetry, wonderful aesthetic qualities, architectural splendor construction and harmonious blending of several kinds of stylish elements. Delhi to Agra Tour is a perfect and memorable holiday tour for the tourists.
History of Taj Mahal:
Taj Mahal is counted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj Mahal, the epitome of love, was constructed entirely out of white marble which is obtained from Makrana in Rajasthan. The Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan is the one who built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his most beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal from 1631 to 1648 AD.
The architect of the Taj Mahal is constructed in Indo-Islamic architectural style. Approximately 20,000 craftsperson, stone carvers, and artists were hired from different corners of the country along with artists from Turkey and Iraq. The labors were worked together for around 20 years at a stretch to give a shape to this wonder.
Tomb of Mumtaz:
The tomb of Mumtaz is laid out in a rectangular shape. The tomb can be approached via a massive gateway which has an alcove and arch on either side of it. Besides, this majestic heritage site is set amidst lush greenery and the River Yamuna flows at the backdrop of the Taj Mahal. In addition to it, there are numerous fountains and water channels in the entrance which make this monument even more spectacular and leave the people awestruck.
Facts of Taj Mahal:
Apart from it, it is the finest edifices of Mughal architecture and it stands as for the Crown of Palaces in the Persian language. The gardens of this gorgeous building begin from the entryway which is popularly known as Paradise Garden. This garden is made in the Persian Timurid architectural style. This enchanting garden is divided into four parts along with two marble canals that are studded with the fountains. Each quarter portion of this garden consists of 16 flowerbeds and each flowerbed was planted with 400 plants. The Taj Garden abounds with flowers, lush trees, fruits, chirping birds, and enormous reflecting pool, etc. that signify the abstract meaning of paradise.
Night Tour of Taj Mahal:
The night tour at Taj Mahal is available for five days in a month including a full moon night, two nights before and after the full moon. At night time, the Taj Mahal becomes more unreal, sparkling and glowing white.
Every year, thousands of travelers throng Agra to witness the unmatched aura of the Taj Mahal, India. The nearby attractions of the Taj Mahal are Sikandra, Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb, Ram Bagh, Mankameshwar Temple, Akbar’s Tomb and read more about Agra Travel Guide.
Taj Mahal Visiting Hours:
Tourist visiting time is from moring 6:00 A.M to evening 6:00 P.M (Except Friday)
Taj Mahal Night Timings:
Night Visiting time of taj mahal is from 8:00 P.M to 12:30 A.M mid night only on full moon and before and after of full moon.
Taj Mahal Visit Fees:
For local toursit is INR 50
For International tourist is INR 1100
Taj Mahal Visit Fees for Night Tour:
INR 510 for Indian and INR 750 for foreigner.