Taj Mahal, a most celebrated piece of Mughal architecture and craftsmanship is the most visited attraction of North India Tourism. This epitome of love crowned as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World which is visited by almost every tourist who comes here from several parts of the world. This ultimate monument of love is also granted with status of the best World Heritage Sites in India.
Taj Mahal is the most famous attractions India Tourism located on the west bank of river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh State. This mausoleum is the symbol of eternal love which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This grand edifice signifies and glorifies human love which has withstood the test of time, and still stands in all its glory of architecture. Scores of tourists prefer Taj mahal Tours they can experience the grandness of this astounding architecture.
This is the mausoleum which was built by the Muhgal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 A.D. as a tribute of romance with his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It was built by 20,000 workers working day and night for around 22 years. This monument is made up of white marble and red sandstone. With this 28 type of precious and semi-precious stones were embedded in the interiors of the monument which adds extravaganza to this grand structure.
The design of Taj Mahal is basically a Persian style embedded with an Indian architectural pattern. The Taj Complex is divided into four distinctive parts and each has its own significance and characteristics. The Taj Gateway facing the Taj Mahal is the massive red sandstone Gateway. It is decorated with verses from the holy Koran. While the Taj Garden provides a breathtaking view of lush-green flora going all the way up to the plinth of the Taj. This garden illustrates the Islamic style of architecture and symbolizes spirituality.
The Mausoleum is the mighty structure of the Taj placed on a 6.7 meter high plinth. Four minarets each of 41.6 meters height flanked by the four corners of the plinth and balance the tomb. These minarets are so spectacularly designed that in case of any mishappening, the pillars would not fall on the tomb. Each minaret has an Arabic letter written and famous for their calligraphic representations.
Tombs in Taj Mahal are set on a square pedestal. The base structure in the tomb is large and has many chambers. Of the various chambers, the main chamber has the cenotaphs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. The steles of the tomb are decorated with precious and semi-precious stones and the ceilings are strategically constructed to echo voices and melodies.