Taj Mahal needs no introduction. This is a monument built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. A Taj Mahal tour will unveil the love the Mughal Emperor had for his wife. This unique structure is one of its kinds. Considered as one of the wonders of the world, this historical monument is more than a place which reflects the love between 2 people.
The Taj Mahal tour is incomparable. Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh and there is no single historical monument which can live up to the grandeur and architectural brilliance of this structure.
The entire structure is built of white marble. It took as long as 22 years to complete the structure. Several hundred workers were employed for the completing the Taj Mahal. Skilled artisans from all corners of the world were called in to make their valuable contributions.
What can you expect on a Taj Mahal tour?
One of the most striking features of the Taj Mahal is the charbagh pattern garden. There are water channels that provide water to the plants that thrive in the garden. Originally, there were as many as 16 flowerbeds, raised pool, trees, and lush greenery all around. The structure is well maintained and you can still enjoy the grandeur of this historical monument.
The essential features that you should not miss when you undertake a Taj Mahal tour include the-
The Gateway to Taj Mahal
Pietra Dura style of architecture
Alignment of the four minarets on 4 corners of the Taj Mahal.
The minarets are built in such a way that even if there is a natural calamity and the minarets are unable to withstand the same, they will not fall on the central dome and main structure.
The main tomb of Mumtaz Mahal is straight beneath the Central dome. Adjacent to her tomb is the tomb of Shah Jahan, which was laid by Aurangazeb. There are precious and semi-precious stones attached to the carvings and intricate designs. The entire structure is built in such a way that it echoes the verses read from the Holy Quran. This essentially speaks a lot about the acoustic design of this architectural masterpiece.
Other tourist attractions in Agra
When you set off for the Taj Mahal tour, you can visit a couple of other tourist spots too. The places that you can plan to visit include the following –
Akbar’s Mausoleum at Sikandra
Itimad-Ud- Daulah etc
Best time to set off on Taj Mahal tour
The best time to plan a Taj Mahal tour is during the months October through March.
Taj Mahal tour packages
There are many tour operators who offer travel packages that include Taj Mahal tour. If you are planning to visit Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, 6 to 7 days should be enough to cover all these places.
There are many tour operators that organize Taj Mahal tour exclusively. You are also given an experienced guide who can explain every aspect of this mighty historical monument.