Taj Mahal Agra Tourism Guide







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Taj Mahal Agra:Monument History

The Taj Mahal know as 'Crown of the Palace', is an ivory-white marble mausoleum. It is situated on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was construed in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself which is center of 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.

The Taj Mahal was enrolled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". It is the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India's rich history. It was declared a winner of the New7Wonders(2000-07) of the World.

Taj Mahal Agra: Best Time To Visit 

The best time to visit this destination is during the months of September- March, when the weather is pleasant.

Tomb of Taj Mahal Agra

The tomb is the center point of the entire complex of the Taj Mahal Agra. It is a large, white marble structure located on a square plinth and consists of a symmetrical building with an iwan (an arch-shaped doorway) topped by a large dome and finial. This structure like most Mughal tombs, the structure are Persian in origin.

The main chamber houses the imaginary sarcophagi of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan; the actual graves are at a lower level.

The most attractive is the marble dome that surmounts the tomb. The dome is nearly 115 ft high which is almost equally in measurement to the length of the base, and accentuated by the cylindrical "drum" it sits on, which is approximately 23 ft high. Because of its shape, the dome is often called an amrud (guava dome) or onion dome .

The main finial was originally made of gold but it was replaced by a copy made of gilded bronze in the early 19th century. This feature provides a clear example of integration of Hindu decorative elements and traditional Persian.

The Four minarets, which are each more 130 ft height. It is located of corner of the plinth of Taj Mahal.

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