The Taj Mahal is counted among the seven wonders of the world built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb of Mumtaz Mahal is here.
The Taj Mahal is a classic example of a mix of Indian, Persian, and Islamic architectural styles.
Its construction started in 1632. For 21 years, thousands of craftsmen and artisans worked in it and completed it in 1653 as an architectural excellence.
The tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, located here is the main attraction of the Taj Mahal.
This mausoleum made of white marble is based on a square foundation under the arched dome and can be reached through a curved gate.
The Taj Mahal is decorated with 40 m high minarets in the common mosques divided into three parts and has two balconies. The 300-meter square Char Bagh also adorns the Taj Mahal.
It has several raised pathways, which divides the garden into 16 flower beds.
The history behind the Taj Mahal is Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife so that he could pay tribute to her. But soon after the completion of the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan was removed from power by his son Aurangzeb and was house arrested in a tower near the Agra Fort. After his death, Shah Jahan, was also buried in the tomb next to his wife.
During full moon night the beauty of Taj Mahal is splendid. So tourists take special ticket to see the beauty of the Mousseline.
Taj Mahal had fallen badly into despair by the late 19th century. It was about the same time that British Viceroy Lord Curzon ordered a major restoration project and the work got completed in 1908. The buildings were repaired; gardens were restored, and even got the canals working again as previously.
The floor of the Taj is built by white marble with black marble. The longest echoes of any building can be heard fully inside the Taj Mahal up to 24 feet.
Natural and beautiful flowers like tulips, irises, daffodils, and Narcis filled with lavish flowers can be seen inside the Taj Mahal.
The Taj's central chamber has a marble screen or lattice of Mumtaz Mahal and another notable intricate carving surrounded by Shah Jahan's tomb. The burial chamber is located just below the central chamber, and the Mumtaz Mahal and Shahjahan's actual graves contain two cenotaphs.
Thousands of visitors from all over the globe come to see the World heritage site, Taj Mahal.
The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is from March to June, since from November to February Taj Mahal is shadowed by fog.
Taj Mahal is open for visitors 5 nights a month. On full moon night and two days prior and two days after the full moon day.