Friday, 31 August 2012

Taj Mahal, Monument of Love

Located in Agra, Taj Mahal is a mausoleum, built by the great mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who is also known as Arjumand Bano Begum. Standing majestically on the bank of river Yamuna, it is one of the most recognizable structures and one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.  This ‘epitome of love’ and romance, leaves visitors mesmerised and perpetually enthralled.  A style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles, it is the finest example of Mughal architecture.

In 1983, it became a UNESCO world heritage and has remained as one of the Seven Wonders of the World over a period of time. At the break of dawn, when the first rays of the sun hits the dome of this epic monument, it radiates like a bright golden heavenly abode. Then at dusk, on a moonlit night, it shines like a perfectly carved diamond, leaving the visitors awestruck by its shear grandeur. The beauty of this visual spectacle touches you deep inside when one hears the story behind the magnificent structure.

The Taj Mahal "crown of palaces", is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, India on the banks of the river Yamuna. Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". It is one of the 7 international wonders.

Taj Mahal has a story that has been touching the hearts of millions of people ever since it was built. A story that is considered a living example of ‘eternal love’. The love story of the mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (Prince Kurram) and Mumtaz Mahal (Anjumand Banu Begum). In 1631, Shah Jahan, during the Mughal empire's period of greatest prosperity, was grief-stricken when, Mumtaz Mahal died during the birth of their fourteenth child due to some complications. While Mumtaz was on her deathbed, Shah Jahan promised her that he would never remarry and will build the richest mausoleum over her grave, to commemorate their tale of pure love. After the construction of this magnificent monument, Shajahan buried his beloved wife's body right in the center. This unique piece of art is incomparable and stand apart from all monuments present in the world. There is much more than what is been said or written till date. So come and experience this epitome of true love in person and cherish the mesmerizing beauty which is just ineffable.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal – With its incredible lacy white grandeur the Taj Mahal is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. To the poet Tagore it was a ‘tear in the face of eternity’. In memory of his wife, Emperor Shah Jehan constructed this most extravagant and incomparable monument built for love. Amazingly graceful from any angle, it is the close up detail, which is really astounding. The monument appears to change its hue as it is tinted by the glow of the setting sun.

Visiting Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Opens on: All days of the week except Friday.

Night viewing of Taj Mahal: Night viewing is permitted only on five nights in a month. On the full moon night and two nights prior and two days after the full moon night.

The night viewing is limited to maximum 400 people per night, divided into eight batches of 50 each and each batch is allowed to visit for a maximum duration of 30 minutes. Night viewing is not allowed on Friday

Timings: 8:30 pm to 00:30 am

The tickets for night viewing need to be booked one day in advance from the Archaeological Survey of India office located at 22,The Mall, Agra, between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

An Introduction

"There are two types of people in this World, One who have seen the Taj Mahal and one who don't" . These are the words quoted by former President Bill Clinton when he visited Agra.

Its everybody wish to visit Taj Mahal once in his lifetime and we provide all the necessary information on Taj Mahal and the Agra city.

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