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The Taj Mahal-Taj Tours

Agra is rightly called the city of forts and monuments. It is located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The Taj Mahal which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is situated in Agra. The Taj Mahal tours of Agra are very famous as they take tourists closer to the monument of pure and eternal love.

The Taj Mahal was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan during 1631 to 1653, in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz. The Taj is made of milky white marble and has been greatly inspired by the Persian style of architecture. There are archways, motifs, domes and many other designs which adorn the monument. Chambers are lined up in the base of this structure. Symmetrical designs in addition to the four minarets in each corner complete the entire structure of the Taj. The Taj tour to Agra enable the tourists to visit this magnificent monument and view its beauty from close quarters.

Special illustrations have been made on the exterior of the Taj. These illustrations have been beautifully made by the use of calligraphy. Abstract art, plant patterns and Jaali work decorate the walls of the monument.

Taj Mahal Agra The gardens and pathways adorning the front of this monument are beautiful and tourists are enchanted. Neatly trimmed grass and flower beds have been religiously maintained even today. The rectangular pond in the middle of the garden reflects the Taj during the daytime as well as night. The shimmering water of the pond truly enthralls the tourists.

It took more than 20000 workers and 22 years to finish the construction. This shows how much care and precision has been employed in creating this magnificent monument. Legends say that after construction the emperor cut off the hands of the workers so that they will not be hired by any other emperor to build a similar monument. A cruel deed indeed!

Tourists from all around the globe visit this monument by opting for the Taj Mahal tours of Agra. There are some tours which are specially arranged to visit the Taj on a full moon day. The silver water in the garden reflects this majestic monument. The Taj at moonlight enables about 400 visitors to watch the magnificent view which cannot be missed when one is in Agra. The spectacular view of the Taj on this full moon day can be experienced by standing on a red sandstone platform about 500 m away from the main monument. Special security measures and entry fees have been imposed for these tours. The Taj Mahal tours of Agra are thus truly enthralling and visitors are charmed by the beauty and magnificence of such a great work of art. Tourists in large numbers flock at the venue of the monument. Their numbers are increasing day by day.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/16