Taj Mahal Tour – An Eternal Memoir of Love

Melissa M. Taylor

Agra is one of the prominent destinations of the World Tourism map because of its three UNESCO World Heritage monuments: the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & Agra Fort. It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. This is a prominent destination of Golden Traingle Tour which is most sought after India tour and travel packages. The architectural marvel of this historic city summons scores of tourists to this place which makes it the most visited city of India. People from across the world seek taj mahal tour packages so that they can enjoy the splendor of Mughal era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal. Some of the well known places of Agra tour are:

Taj Mahal:

It is the most famous and the most visited monument of India. People from across the world prefer Taj Mahal tour packages so that they can enjoy this encrypted story of romance at its best. This undying symbol of love is one of the Seven Wonders of the Worldwhich was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Though it is a mausoleum but its crafted beauty, inlay decorations, lattice work and calligraphic work mesmerizes each and every visitor who comes to see this grand edifice.

This is an architecture of eternal love carved out of the white marble which took 22 years to be built by 20,000 skilled artisans.

Taj Mahal the epitome of love is not only known for its phenomenal beauty but also for the finest blend of Indo-Islamic architectural patterns. Further delicate pierce work, Arch of Jali, Inlay detail, incised painting and Herringbone provide grandeur to this architectural delight.

Agra Fort:

It is among the must see destinations during Agra tour which is located on the right bank of the river Yamuna. This is one of the most robustly built strongholds of the Mughals which is famous for its architectural designs of construction and decorations. This embellished Mughal architecture is surrounded by a 21.4 m high fortified wall. The double ramparts have been provided here with broad massive circular bastions at regular intervals. Though this fort has many gates but public can enter only through the Amar Singh gate. Some of the well known impressive monuments within the fort are Diwan-I-Am or the Hall of Public Audience which is well-known for its beautiful jali screen work; Khass Mahal, Shah Jahan’s sleeping quarter built entirely of marble and The Sheesh Mahal which is famous for its glass mosaic decoration and central fountain.

Jama Masjid:

It is located opposite to the Agra fort, popularly known as the ‘Friday Mosque’, which was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and dedicated to his favorite daughter, Jahanara Begum. It is among the well known attractions of Agra which summons scores of tourists because of its architectural supremacy. The Buland Darwaza that leads to Jama Masjid is the foremost attraction of the Masjid because of its 40 meters height. This huge gate was constructed to commemorate Akbar’s victory in the Kandesh military campaign.

Some of the other well known attractions of this place are Rambagh in Agra, Dayal Bagh Temple, Sikandra in Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and many more…

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