Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Genuine and Amazing Facts about Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal In Day Time
Taj Mahal, once the seventh wonder of the World is known as the symbol of pure love and the unique example of beautiful art and architecture. It was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 because of its charismatic architectural composition. As we all know, it was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal to praise her eternal beauty and his endless love. Taj Mahal is situated in Agra in the state Uttar Pradesh in the northern Indian. Located on the bank of river Yamuna, this magnificent white marbled building has many stories behind it.

Beautiful View Of Taj Mahal
People come from all over the world to visit the Taj and find this beauty seamless and pleasant to their eyes. However, many of them are unaware of various facts and stories that are attached with this building. It has been said that after designing the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan, ordered to cut off the hands of all the workers who worked to build this building so that they can never create its replica. The other amazing fact is that when Mumtaz Mahal was alive, she took a promise from her husband whom he would build a mausoleum for her after she dies. Shah Jahan kept his promise and when his wife died, after giving birth to his fourteenth child, he declared to build the epitome of love for her, and the construction started in 1631. It took 22 years to finish the task with more than twenty thousand workers working on it, and it was completed in 1653. As soon as the Taj Mahal’s construction got completed, Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb imprisoned his father in the Agra Fort, which is a little far from the Taj Mahal on the other side of river Yamuna. Shah Jahan used to watch the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort in the memory of his wife during his imprisonment.

Interior Of Taj Mahal
A Gate Of Taj Mahal
Royal Fountain for Bath In Taj Mahal
Ceiling Of Taj Mahal
The design of the symbol of love is a combination of Mughal and Persian architecture. Building has four corners like other Islamic structures and four minarets, which are about 40 metres in height. The white marble used in the construction of Taj Mahal was produced from Rajasthan. At that time, transportation was done on the thousands of elephants. The walls of Taj were filled with precious gemstones from inside like sapphires, jades, garnets, ambers and topaz, which were brought from all over Asia. However, most of the gemstones were taken by British when they ruled India for about 100 years. There are other mausoleums of red sandstones, which are of other wives of Shah Jahan. This fact is not known by many people.
A Distant View Of Taj
There are many other amazing facts about Taj that Emperor was also planning to build the other Taj with same architecture on the other side of Yamuna, but his dispute with his son leads to the crash of his plan. People also said that the Taj Mahal was sinking into the river Yamuna with each year passing by. A very interesting myth suggests that colour changes in Taj are related to the different moods of a woman. Another thing related to the Taj Mahal is that European says that Taj Mahal was originally designed by an Italian architect, Geronimo Veroneo.

Facts and myths will continue to be built and leave people in a dilemma, but the beauty of this magnificent building would never fail to mesmerize you. Daily hundred of visitors come to explore the beauty of Taj Mahal .

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Enjoy Tonga Ride in Agra

Have you ever experienced ride on Tonga? If not, you must realize it. Tonga is the most reliable and reasonable mode of transportation, which you should not afford to miss out at any cost during your Agra tour. You can say that it is a kind of veritable source of fun, riding on which you can comfortably watch the magnificent view of the city including Taj Mahal. 

As you arrive at Agra, you will find several Tonga drivers with Tongas lined up on your way to take you a tour of Agra. These tonga riders are kind hearted fellow and are very familiar with every nook and corner of the city who do their best in making you feel at ease.  During your ride they will illustrate the historical story of Mughal era and the love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Apart from that you will also learn some interesting facts about the city which you will never found over internet. One of the good things about the ride is that it never emits pollution and one kind of easy mode of transportation. These tongas are well decorated with the horse and give you the feel of royal age. These Tongas are available at a minimal price thereafter, it is better to know the rates beforehand, to avoid you feel cheated later on. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Explore the Glorious View of Taj Mahal

You may visit the one of the World’s wonder at any point of time, each time it will have something unique to offer you. Day time Taj Mahal Tours is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience for once life but did you ever visit this romantic monument in the moonlight night?

Whenever you plan to visit Taj Mahal don’t miss to see the moon-light effect of Taj Mahal in a full moon day. The way how moon light falls on the monument and after that how the tombstone changes its glance is really mind-blowing. Will you not want to spend some quality of time with your beloved on with the wonderful view of the tomb? No other beauty can diminish such a magnificent view of Taj Mahal from your mind.

By availing Taj Mahal tour packages or India Tour Packages you can easily explore the splendid view of the tombstone as well as some other interesting parts of the country cost effectively.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Story Behind the Origin of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the most well-known monuments in the world. It is located in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, which was once the capital of the Mughal Kingdom. It is the most visited monument in India, attracting both domestic and foreign tourists. It is called by many names like seventh wonder of the world, timeless beauty and so. The most common name is the symbol of love and has a very interesting story behind it.

Taj Mahal is a great example of Mughal architecture, which is the combination of Persian, Turkish and Indian styles. During the seventeen century, the Mughal Empire in India was at its peak of prosperity. Shah Jahan was the emperor of the Mughal Empire at that time. But tragedy hit Shah’s life when his third and the most favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died giving birth to his 14th child on June 17, 1631. The grief-stricken Shah Jahan went into a very depressing state. He gave up his luxurious lifestyle.

In 1632, the construction of the Taj Mahal began after Shah Jahan gave the order to build a tomb to the memory of his loving wife and was completed in 1653. Shah Jahan took a keen interest in the construction of the Taj Mahal. It has the most beautiful architecture and design among all the Mughal monuments in India. The details on both outside and inside the Taj have a very high level of perfection. One has to take the Taj Mahal tour to see how beautiful this monument is.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Taj Mahal Gets a Lot of High Profile Visitors

I like traveling. It is a fun way to meet new people and to learn something new. This time I went to India to see an amazing thing called the Taj Mahal. It is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. There is no doubt about it. Only after seeing it with my very own two eyes, I realized how beautiful it is. Now I know why it is so famous and people from everywhere visit Agra to see it.
The huge crowd of local and foreigner tourists was enough to prove that Taj Mahal is the most visited place in India. I did a small research myself. I found that 2-3 million people visit Taj Mahal every year. I also found that the list of high-profile Indian and international celebrities visiting Taj Mahal has many big names. Every now and then, you can see a headline in the Indian media that a big international celebrity visited Taj Mahal. And it is all because this structure is second to no one in terms of beauty and class. It seems like Taj Mahal is the most favorite destinations when it comes to the Hollywood celebrities visiting India.

So what makes Taj Mahal such an attention grabbing magnet? Well, the reasons are numerous. The first one would be the craftsmanship done all over it. This white marble structure is as beautiful from the inside as from the outside. Flowers carved on white marbles and detailed work on the interior walls is simple mind-bogging. The history related to it is also amazing. From a local licensed guide and from my little research, I came to know that it is actually a tomb. Shah Jahan, a Mughal Emperor, ordered to build this monument in the memory of his third and favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. She died during the birth of their 14th child. It took more than 21 years to complete structure. And that is why it is called the symbol of love. The bottom line is that it is a fascinating structure and is definitely worth a trip.
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Taj Mahotsav Festivals Agra

Agra is mostly famous for two things, “Agra ka petha” a sweet translucent soft candy and the majestic eternal beauty called “Taj Mahal -”. And to praise this monument of love, an event called “Taj Mahotsav (Taj Jubilee)” is held annually at Shilpgram in February by the state government of Uttar Pradesh. It’s a 10 day event which starts from 18th of February and lasts till 27th of February. It is a great time to have a holiday tour to Agra.

The Taj Mahotsav festival allows craftsman and artists from all over India to showcase the exquisite works of art. Wood/stone carvings, Paper mash work, Bamboo/cane work, marble and zardozi work, brass wares, hand made shawls & carpets, Pottery, Chikan work, silk & zari work, hand printing and Kantha stitch work are some of the name of craftsmanship that are displayed in this festival. This festival also brings back the memories of the 18th and 19th century’s old Nawabi style and Mughal era.

The festival begins like a grand victory procession with decorated elephants and camels, drum beaters, trumpet players and folk dancers. Various classical & folk dancers and singers also add excellence to this festival. Tourists and travelers from all over India and around the world visit this festival to experience this grand event.

The Taj Mahotsav festival is celebrated with a theme or a message every year. The theme can be related to any present world situation or from great historical importance. The tourism in Agra is always at a high during every time of the year but it gets a great boom during this festival as both the domestic and international tourists come to visit the Taj Mahotsav festival.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Understanding Taj Mahal tours in a better light

To think of Indian attractions is to think of Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is visited by numerous Travelers round the year. Taj Mahal, which was a fascination of Shah Jahan, has now manifested the architectural expertise of Mughal Empire or India for that matter. Which other architectural wonder can be an extraordinary specimen of Indian architecture than Taj itself!

Shrouded in many stories and folklores, Taj Mahal beckons the travelers by its sheer pulchritude. Visit it at any point of time and each time it has something unique to offer to your eyeballs. Capture the beauty of Taj by your eyes and restore it in your heart. Spend some quality time in company of your beloved. Even a family trip to Taj is equally enjoyable.

At the backdrop of placid waters of Yamuna River, the Taj hosts many festivals also including Taj Mahotsav that is a great crowd puller. Thousands of tourists visit Taj during tourist festivals organized by the Taj Mahal organizing committee. Taj Mahal tours are thus the hottest pick of travelers.

The travelers have many things to see inside Taj Mahal besides the tomb. Entering through the well trimmed gardens that are ‘Mughal Gardens’ they come across the main tomb. Removing the footwear they enter the complex of Taj. They see huge four minarets of Taj where verses from holy Quran are inscribed.

There is a mosque also which can be visited by the travelers. Wandering in Taj and spending some time in the tranquil ambiance of it is truly soothing.