This is what the story is all about Taj Mahal too which is one of the great wonders of the world. Since the day Taj Mahal was built, it has been an example of deep love for lovers all around the globe. Taj Mahal depicts the purity and madness of an Emperor’s love for his beloved wife.
Taj Mahal was built in 1653 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal when the Mughals were ruling the subcontinent. Taj Mahal is located in Agra, India and in 1983; it became a part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The architecture and overall establishment of Taj Mahal is one of the finest examples for Mughal tastes and preferences when it came to grand architecture. At Taj Mahal, one can clearly find an amalgam of fine Persian, Indian and Muslim architecture. Even at that time, an entire board of architects was made in order to build Taj Mahal to perfection and maintain the ultimate refinement in each nook and cranny of its entire structure. The divine beauty of Taj Mahal is wonderfully depicted by the extensive use of highest quality white marble as a major element for its construction.
Many Arabic Sayings from the Holy Quran are engraved at various places inside Taj Mahal part from thousands of intricate designs in shape of nets, plants, flowers and abstract are made inside Taj Mahal using the most exquisite minerals and precious natural stones. The exterior of Taj Mahal is as mesmerizing as its inside. On all sides, Taj Mahal is surrounding by lush green gardens and beautiful grand fountains. The gorgeous flowerbeds surrounding the pretty pathways make the tourist feel the royalty associated with it when they walk on them.
When to go to
February, November and October are the most preferable months for visiting Taj Mahal.
Summer season is not a preferable time for visiting Taj Mahal.
Friday is not a good day to visit as the visiting are very restricted on Fridays and in the holy month of Ramadan, Taj Mahal remains close on Fridays.
Where to live
There are great hotels at economical rates close to Taj Mahal where you can ideally plan your stay while visiting Taj Mahal. There is in fact a wide variety of hotels while visiting Taj Mahal ranging from budget hotels to the most luxurious five start hotels.
The major nearby hotels are:
• Hotel Blue Bell
• The Oberoi
• The Metropolitan
• Hotel Gautam Deluxe
Where to go
• The mausoleum
• Roof Terrace
• The Minarets
• Garden Wall Pavilions
• The Great Gate
• Royal Gardens
• Marble Platform
What to do
• Taj Mahal shows its different shades within each part of the day, therefore visiting it at all times during sunset, sunrise, and night is highly preferable.
• Souvenir shopping
• Camel Ride
• Special Mughal food dinner and lunch