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Agra Tours and Wonder of the World-Taj Mahal

By Amitkumarana Subscribe to RSS | December 17th 2011 | Views:

“Enter you, then, among My honored slaves, And enter you My Paradise!”

These are the verses of the Quran, inscribed on the main gate of the Taj Mahal. It is a paradise on earth and for centuries poets and writers from around the world have written about the beauty of the Taj, which is often regarded as the greatest manmade structure in the world. It is a tribute to love, to human relations and to the affection, which husbands have for their wives. The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built the Taj Mahal to immortalize the love that he shared with his beloved wife, Mumtaz. The famous American novelist, Bayard Taylor, called it a castle in the air, brought down to earth.

It is of no surprise that people from around the world go on Agra tours to visit the Taj Mahal, in fact, most Agra tour packages are centered around the Taj. It is the pride of the Mughal Empire and is also the biggest symbol of Indo-Islamic architecture. Its construction took 21 years and thousands of craftsmen and workers were involved in the process. Any tourist, who goes on an Agra tour, should visit the Taj Mahal. It is the heart of Agra Tourism and is the biggest source of revenue for the Indian Government.

Even though the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum, built in memory of Mumtaz, her body was not buried inside the Taj Mahal at first. In fact, she was buried somewhere else and once the Taj Mahal was constructed, her body was then moved to the Taj, to be buried there. During your Agra tour, you can find out more facts about the Taj, by asking your local guide there. When you book your Agra tour package, you can also book your tour guide.

Many foreigners prefer taking a day long trip from Delhi to visit the Taj. Many tourist agencies in Delhi organize ‘Delhi Agra tour’ that covers all the historical monuments of both the cities. You can book your Delhi Agra tour package online as well. The Taj Mahal remains the center of attraction of such packages.

The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is also the most popular wonder of the modern world. It is decorated with white marbles which were exported from Persia; the architectural style is influenced by Indian, Persian and other Islamic architectures. The inscriptions in the Taj Mahal follow Sufi Mystic traditions and the sayings found in these inscriptions have a lot of spiritual and philosophical significance.

Inside the Taj Mahal compound, lies the Mughal Garden, called Charbagh. It is a Persian Garden and was modeled after the garden of paradise, mentioned in the Holy Quran. However, the British remodeled it to resemble the lawns found in London houses.

Thus, the Taj Mahal still remains the most popular historical monument in India and so, many people from around the world visit the Taj Mahal to enjoy its beauty and magnificence. This is why, Agra tour packages are highly in demand.

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