Taj Mahal is probably one of the most popular monuments in the world. More than 13 million people visit it every year. Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra in India. The structure completed in 1653 during the reign of Shah Jahan and was built in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. With one of the Taj Mahal tour packages, you can visit the monument in all its glory. Walk around with expert guides helping you understand the incredible story behind the making one of the greatest and most beautiful buildings in the world.
The great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan was deeply in love with his wife Mumtaz Mahal and her death in 1631 prompted him to build a monument in her memory that depicts the beauty she had. The result was the Taj Mahal. The majestic structure of the Taj Mahal took close to two decades and around 20,000 workers to build. The building is surely one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture with incredible inlay works using semi-precious stones. The craftsmanship was of the highest quality and were given extra training by Italian craftsmen employed at the court.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site that sits on the banks of the river Yamuna has a huge complex of 42 acres with various gardens, fountains and mosques. Taj Mahal Tours help you explore the full complex and be in awe of the architectural marvel the Taj Mahal is. Well, the complex is not the only place to witness the beauty of the white structure. Mehtab Bagh, a Mughal garden on the other side of the river gives you one of the best views of the Taj in all its glory. A boat ride in the Yamuna will give you views from different angles of the whole complex as well. This can be a great option for avid photographers.
The best part of the Taj Mahal is that it shows you different shades during different hours of the day. No Taj Mahal trip is complete without the sunrise and sunset visits as you get the best views of the monument. In the morning hours with mist in air, the white structure has a touch of pink in it and is a spectacle to watch. In the evening, the structure has a milky white colour to it and slowly gets a golden shade as the moon appears in the sky. The Taj Mahal changes its mood from dawn to dusk and adds to the romanticism and majesty the place has.