Taj Mahal Tours
About Taj Mahal
Seventh Wonder of The world is a
Monument of Love.
The 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
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
How to Reach Taj MahalBY AIR
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) -
Delhi (Capital City of India) - 203 kms
Jaipur (Cultural &
Historical Destination) - 236 kms.
Khajuraho (Historical Destination) - 393
Taj Mahal with Corbett
Duration : 08 Days / 07
NightsDay 01 : Arrive Delhi
Destinations Covered : Delhi -
Corbett - Agra - Bharatpur - Delhi
On arrive meeting &
assistance at airport then transfer to Hotel. Day 02 :
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. Day 06 : Corbett - Agra - Bharatpur
drive to Bharatpur, en route visiting Agra. Day 07 : Agra -
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.
Taj Mahal with Corbett Reservation