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Taj Mahal Tours – Explore the Amazing Architectural Beauty

By Ankita Shrivastava Subscribe to RSS | February 23rd 2012 | Views:
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Taj Mahal, being one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most beautiful heritage monument in India. It is located in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh at the banks of holy Yamuna River. The great masterpiece was built by the Mughal emperor in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal after her death during the birth of child. More than twenty thousand craftsmen and workers worked about twenty-two years to complete this remarkable structure. Now the building has been standing as the epitome of true love for more than three and half century.

The unique architecture of Taj Mahal incorporates design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architectures. It is originally based on the design of the tomb of Timur, founder of the Mughal dynasty, in Samarkand, Humayun Tomb, Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb, and Jama Masjid in Delhi. Since, most of the earlier Mughal buildings were built by the red sandstone, so the Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble with precious stones to build Taj Mahal. The tomb is at the central focus of the entire complex of Taj. It is a large white colored symmetrical marble structure with an eye shaped doorway stands on a square platform. A large dome is fixed at the top center of this tomb shows the sign of Mughal dynasty.

Four minarets, one placed at each corner around the tomb give symmetry to the building. Initially they were designed as the working minarets later become as the part of the complex. Each minaret is about 40 meters high and divided into three equal parts by working balconies. A beautiful garden is also set around the building. The garden is divided into four equal parts by well furnished marble paths. It is well decorated in Mughal style and adds charm to the building. A reflecting pool is also located in this garden offers scenic view of Taj Mahal on the surface of water.

Taj Mahal is one of the finest architectural works of Mughals in India. It receives about 2 to 4 millions visitors every year. Vacationers from all over the world come to India to visit this remarkable masterpiece. If you want to enjoy the best sites of Taj Mahal, plan your Taj Mahal Tours at the time of sun rise or in full moon light. The beauty of this remarkable building becomes really amazing when the first sun ray kisses it after a long dark night on the full moon light. Do don’t wait, plan trip of India including Taj Mahal as soon as possible.

Ankita Shrivastava - About Author:
Ankita Shrivastava is an expert writer primarily focusing on travel and tourism related topics. She has written many articles for Rajasthan tourism, Kerala tourism, Goa tourism and India tourism. Check out Golden Triangle Tour and Rajasthan Travel for best holiday deals in India.

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