Day 1 Tour to Taj Mahal- The Pride Of Incredible India
Tajmahal Tour, Agra
Different people, different perceptions and different are the ways of expressing love. Thousands of skilled artists and workers, millions of rupees and twenty two years of hard work, all combined together to erect a monument called Taj Mahal to express Shah Jahan’s love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. What an expensive way of expressing love!
For a short break from our hectic life, I along with my friends reached Agra at around 9 in the morning. Agra, synonymous with Taj Mahal, is a famous tourist destination of India. Once the capital of the Mughals, Agra occupies a very significant place on the tourist map of India. It is also a part of the Golden Triangle Tour Circuit, which is a big hit with tourists from across the globe.
The epitome of beauty, Taj Mahal is the most beautiful example of Mughal architecture. It incorporates different architectural styles such as
Indian, Islamic and Persian. Built in the year 1653, Taj Mahal is one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located ideally on the banks of river Yamuna, Taj Mahal encompasses decorative elements such as stone inlays, carvings and stucco. At one point of time the walls and dome of Taj Mahal were studded with semi-precious stones and gems, which were looted in the wars. The passages from holy Quran were also used as decorative elements in this monument.
The five major components inside the Taj Complex are Darwaza(the main gateway), Bageecha(the gardens), Masjid(the mosque), Naqqar Khana(the rest house) and Rauza (the main mausoleum). Our guide Dheeraj pointing at the bronze spire on the top of the dome told us that once it was made of solid gold. Everything about the glorious Taj Mahal is enchanting and impressive.http://blog.capertravelindia.com/taj-mahal-tour.htmlNorth India Tours