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About Taj Mahal

Seventh Wonder of The world is a Monument of Love.
Taj Mahal Agra Travel, India TravelThe construction of Taj Mahal was started in A.D. 1632 and completed at the ended in 1648 A.D. For seventeen years, twenty thousand workmen are said to have been employed on it daily, for their accommodation a small town, named after the deceased empress- 'Mumtazabad', now known as Taj Ganj, was built adjacent to it.

The Taj Mahal is situated more than 900 ft. (275 m.) away from the entrance at the opposite end of the garden. Towering almost 200 ft. (76m.) in height, the tomb stands on its own marble plinth, which rests on a red sandstone platform that serves to level the land as it slopes to the river. Four tall minarets rise up from the corners of the white marble plinth. They taper to a majestic height of 138 ft. and are crowned with eight windowed cupolas. elegantly accent the central structure, framing the space like the mounting of a jewel.

Taj Mahal Location
Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal and once the capital of the Mughal empire, has several monuments which display the splendour of Mughal architecture. It was here that Babar, the founder of the dynasty, had the first formal Persian garden laid out on the banks of the river Yamuna. Akbar, his grandson, raised the towering ramparts of the great Red Fort, within whose walls Jahangir built rose-red palaces, courts and gardens, and which Shahajahan embellished with marble mosques, palaces and pavilions of gem-inlaid white marble.

Taj Mahal Architecture
The city of Agra is world famous for the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife. However, it is also famous for the Agra Fort, which is a veritable treasure trove of the Mughal architectural tradition. The various buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period.

Taj Mahal Building
Taj Mahal Agra Travel, India TravelFluted Pilasters
Sections in each facade have been demarcated by semi-octagonal pilasters that rise from the plinth of the main tomb. They have chevron patterns inlaid with black and yellow marble horizontally along their whole height.

They appear to be fluted on each side though, as a matter of fact, there is no real fluting at all. They create a beautiful illusionary effect which the architect has very skilfully manipulated.

How to Reach Taj Mahal
BY AIR : Indian Airlines (Domestic Airline in India) runs daily flights from Delhi to Agra. Kheria Airport (Airport of Agra) is about 6 km from the Agra city centre and is easily accessible by taxis and auto-rickshaws at nominal rates.

BY RAIL / TRAIN : Agra is well connected by excellent train services to Delhi such as The Shatabdi Express (2 hrs), Taj Express (2.5 hrs), Intercity Express (3 hrs).

BY ROAD : Express bus services (a/c and non-a/c) are available from Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Gwalior, and Jhansi. For those driving to Agra, the distances are:
Mathura (Pilgrimage Destination) - 58 kms.
Bharatpur (Bird Sanctury) - 60 kms.
Gwalior (Historical Destination) - 118 kms
Delhi (Capital City of India) - 203 kms
Jaipur (Cultural & Historical Destination) - 236 kms.
Khajuraho (Historical Destination) - 393 kms.

Taj Mahal with Corbett

Duration : 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Corbett - Agra - Bharatpur - Delhi

Taj Mahal Agra Travel, India TravelDay 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrive meeting & assistance at airport then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
Full day sight seeing tour of old & New Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi - Corbett
Morning drive to Corbett National Park.

Day 04 : Corbett
Morning and evening excursion to Corbett National Park.

Day 05 : Corbett
Morning and evening excursion to Corbett National Park.

Tiger Bharatpur Travel, India TravelDay 06 : Corbett - Agra - Bharatpur
Morning drive to Bharatpur, en route visiting Agra.

Day 07 : Agra - Bharatpur
Morning visit Agra & drive to Bharatpur Bird sanctuary.

Day 08 : Bharatpur
Morning walk in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary for Bird Watching. Afternoon drive to Delhi. Evening flight to Home.

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