Taj Mahal -the Pride Of India
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Taj Mahal India Tours is a journey of a lifetime. It lets you experience a monument that is hailed to be the greatest monument of love ever created by men. Taj Mahal is not only one of the 7 wonders of the world, but it is also a living legacy possessing historical incidences that changed India's landscape. Taj Mahal is indeed the monument that put the beautiful state of Agra on the world map. A visit to India without visiting Taj is said to be incomplete and is an important part of most India tour itineraries.
Taj Mahal showcases the limits of architectural skills available during those times. The heritage of art, crafts and culture of ancient India is apparent through every corridor and façade of the monument. Taj Mahal India Tours are also popular for some of the most exciting destinations that they let you explore. The Taj Mahal Golden Triangle Tour packages for instance lets you explore Delhi & Jaipur, the two other famous cities of India resulting in a complete tour with a pleasant or ideal combination of everything. Indian Horizons show you the best of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, the three most important tour destinations. Agra itself offers famous ancient monuments like Jama Masjid and Red fort apart from the Taj.
Taj mahal tourism
Irrespective of which place one visits, Taj Mahal tourism would surely leave the most lasting impression upon you. Arguably the most wonderful tourism destinations in the country, Taj is aptly considered one of the greatest wonders of the world. It is the earnest desire of people from all parts of the world to see the grandeur of the Taj Mahal. One of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the monument stands glorifying human love, elegance and masterpiece of architecture. Often described as poetry etched in marble, the Taj after all these years has managed to preserve its glory, displaying still its original grandeur on the banks of the Yamuna River.
Built by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a fitting tribute to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal-the Taj Mahal tourism presents the enduring monument of love. Additionally, one may explore enchanting destinations located nearby like Jaipur, the ever popular destination for those wishing to explore deep cultural roots. Ancient monuments, rustic forts and royal mansions define the city also known as ‘pink city' of Rajasthan. From there one may explore the pilgrimage town of Pushkar or wildlife excursions.
Taj Mahal Facts
A number of interesting and even amusing facts relating to the monument exists, adding colors upon the majestic portrait called ‘Taj Mahal'. Some of them are proven, some are the stuff of legends whilst other serves as topic of discussion for the skeptics. Now popular as Taj Mahal Facts, some of which are given below.
Ø The monument was built in the year 1631 by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan.
Ø It took a period of 22 years (1631 - 1653) and approximately 20000 numbers of artisans to complete, with an estimated cost of 35 million rupees. It is also said that Shah Jahan ordered that the hands of the craftsmen be chopped off after the completion of Taj Mahal, as he did not want them to build another grand monument like the Taj.
Ø Shah Jahan fell in love with and married Arjumand Bano Begum as his third wife, who was christened as Mumtaz Mahal, meaning the "chosen one".
Ø Mumtaz Mahal died after giving birth to their 14th child
Ø The decision to build the Taj was said to be based upon the last minute promise secured by Mumtaz for constructing the most beautiful monument in her memory.
Ø Reportedly, Shah Jahan had planned to build another Taj Mahal in black marble as his own tomb, a plan thwarted by his sons.
Ø More than 1,000 elephants were made use of for the transportation of the construction materials.
Ø As many as 28 different varieties of semi-precious and precious stones were used to adorn the Taj with exquisite inlay work which was later plundered in successive wars.
Ø Some claim that Taj Mahal was designed by the Italian architect Geronimo Veroneo, however there is no hard evidence to prove this claim.
In a nutshell, Taj Mahal India tours lets you not only experience but become a part of History that engulfs the state, with interesting Taj Mahal facts, stories and legends serving flavor to the sightseeing experience.
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