Taj Mahal, the epitome of love is one of the most beautiful buildings of the world situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz. This white marble mausoleum at Agra has become a symbol of eternal love. Became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983, Taj Mahal is the finest example of architecture that is a blend of Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles. The construction of Taj Mahal began around 1632 and was completed around 1653 by employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The Taj rises on a high red sandstone base topped by a huge white marble terrace on which rests the famous dome which is flanked by the four tapering minarets. This tomb is the main center of attraction of the entire complex of Taj Mahal. The minarets, which are more than 40 m tall, display the designer's penchant for symmetry.
The exterior decorations of the Taj Mahal are the finest specimen of Mughal architecture. The decorative elements were created by applying paints, stucco, stone inlays and carvings. The interior chambers of the Taj Mahal are exquisitely adorned with precious and semiprecious gemstones. The complex is set around a large 300 m square Mughal garden. The garden was designed and inspired by the Persian gardens and is described as an ideal garden of abundance with four rivers flowing from the central spring or fountain separating the garden into North, East, South and West regions. The most remarkable part about the Taj Mahal is that it changes its color with the change in the position of the sun. Visiting Taj Mahal at full moon light casts a spell on its visitors. It is perhaps the only place in the world where the rocks do have life. The beauty of Taj is so engrossing that the visitors won't deny its charm.
Lot of tourists visit this wonder of the world and feels the joy of visiting this time less beauty. On many occasion they bound to visit this mesmerizing beauty again and again. It appears to new to them every time even after taking several visits. Plan a trip to view the Taj Mahal and enjoy the beauty of this marvelous creation. To know more about the Taj or to book a tour to Taj Mahal please fills the form. We leave no stone unturned to make your trip a memorable one that you cherish your whole life.
The dome is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river and it is this background that works its magic of colours that, through their reflection, change the view of the Taj. The colours change at different hours of the day and during different seasons. Like a jewel, the Taj sparkles in moonlight when the semi-precious stones inlaid into the white marble on the main mausoleum catch the glow of the moon. The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines. These changes, they say, depict the different moods of woman.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India
|Taj Mahal||Group of monuments at Hampi||Khajuraho Group of Monuments|
|Ajanta & Ellora Caves||FatehPur Sikri||Agra Fort|
|Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram||Jantar Mantar||Elephanta Caves|
|Rock shelters of Bhimbetka||Group of Monuments at Pattadakal||Qutab Minar|
|Humayun's Tomb||Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi|
|Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary||Keoladeo National Park||Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers|
|Sundarbans National Park|
|Chola Temples||Konark Sun Temple||Churches and Convents|
|Mahabodhi Temple Complex|
|Champaner pavagadh archaeological park||Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus||Mountain Railway of India|