The Taj Mahal is one of the mostvisited sites in the world and one of the seven wonders of the world. It wasbuilt by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor in the 17th century.
It was built inthe commemoration of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while givingbirth to their fourteenth child. The mausoleum is known for its stunning whitemarbles and, calligraphic works on the walls. The site is well surrounded bythe beautiful gardens. It is a jewel masterpiece monument of India which isvisited by over three million tourists each year has been designed to face thesouth direction so that sunlight is always shining on it. The entrance to theTaj Mahal is an arched gateway with beautiful calligraphic artwork of Quranicverses all over the gate.
When you enter the gate, you will hear the beautifulecho of all the sounds around before stepping on the pathway to Taj Mahal. Assoon as you enter Taj Mahal, you can see a mosque on the left and on the rightat equal distances from the palace. The pathway after entering the gate is afountain area filled with water leading to the Taj Mahal. On the other side ofthe palace, the Yamuna river flows. The palace and its surrounding lookbeautiful when it rains. I would advise anyone to visit this impressivehistorical site.
It is a place where Shah Jahan expressed his eternal love forhis beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal means crown palace in the Persianlanguage. Construction of the site beganin 1692 and it took over twenty-two years to complete. The site took overtwenty- two years to build since 1692. The manpower it took to build was aroundtwenty thousand men. The cost of building the monument was twenty-two thousandrupees which were a huge sum of money during that time. The Taj Mahal wasdesigned by Ustad Ahmed. The Taj Mahal consists of the tomb (resting place) inthe center with, four minarets surrounding it.
There is a mosque on the site aswell. The historical site itself is over two thousand years old. To visit Taj Mahal, you shouldapply for a tourist visa as soon as possible. Book a flight probably to NewDelhi. New Delhi would be the perfect choice due to its closeness to Agra.Reserve a hotel in Agra near Taj Mahal where you would be staying.
To visit TajMahal, the opening hours are from six A.M to seven P.M. Remove your shoesbefore entering the Taj Mahal to protect the floor from dirt. Visit the TajMahal during summers due to the great and pleasant weather. Visiting the TajMahal during winter is not advised due to thick smog all over Agra which coulddisrupt your flight.
There are three gates to enter the Taj Mahal- the east,the west, and the south. The east gate will be easier to pass through due toless crowding at the gate over there. Visit the Mughal gardens, the restingplace of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. Don’t forget to visit Agra Fort on theway back to the hotel.
Also, if you need more information on the Taj Mahalplease visit www.tajmahal.gov.in. For anyone visiting the TajMahal will have an amazing, impressive journey to the wonders of the Mughalhistory. The visit to this great historical site located in Agra will enrichyour knowledge of one of the wonders of the world.
The Taj Mahal remains ahistorical remainder of love and affection of a beloved husband expressing hislove to his beloved wife. You will never forget this place after you have madethe visit to Taj Mahal. The image of the palace will remain deep in your mindfor the rest of your life.