One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal symbolizes the eternal love of an emperor for his beloved wife. An awe-inspiring poetry in stone, with its bulbous dome, slender minarets and Persian gardens; Taj Mahal’s timeless beauty is beyond words. For centuries, this beautiful tomb has been a universal symbol of love and is one of the world’s most visited monuments. Welcome to Agra, where this beautiful legacy of the Mughals is stands as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
History of the Taj Mahal
Dating back to 1630 AD, Taj Mahal signifies Shah Jahan’s love for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan poured all his love, wealth and passion into creating something so beautiful & ethereal, that it is hailed as an emblem of love even after centuries. Masons, stonecutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome-builders and other artisans were requisitioned from India, Central Asia and Iran; and it took approximately 22 years to build this monument of love.
Architecture of the Taj Mahal
The main building is built with white marble while the two on its sides have been constructed with red sandstone. The arch and dome of the Taj Mahal are embellished with semi-precious stones, exhibiting the intricate work of the craftsmen. The four pillars of Taj Mahal lean slightly outwards to protect the mausoleum in case the pillars collapsed. The interiors of the monument are embellished with exquisite calligraphy, beautiful motifs encrusted with precious stones. Its Persian styled gardens, studded with beautiful fountains, add to its timeless beauty.
Best Time to Visit Taj
Taj Mahal’s brilliance remains the same in all months & seasons, but the best time to enjoy its glory is in winters from October to March.
How to Reach Taj Mahal
By Air: The domestic airport at Agra is connected to all major Indian cities. Taj is just a taxi ride away from the airport.
By Rail- Agra is well-connected to the rest of the country by an extensive railway network.
By Road- Agra is well-connected with a network of well-maintained highways & expressways to most parts of the country.
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