Standing lonely on the banks of the Yamuna river, Taj Mahal stands as a
narrative of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's love to Mumtaz, her beloved.
Located in Agra, Taj Mahal is marvelous piece of work created by human being
like us. Beyond any rating and human imagination, this marble dressed
monument is an eternal piece, a criteria of absolute beauty and art among
all wonders of the world. Love, architectural beauty, human suffering and
devotions- all will be evident when you will have first glimpse on this
Quick Facts Climate : 45.0- 21.9 oC (Summer), 4.2- 31.7 oC (Winter) Best Time to visit : October to March
within the Taj Mahal The Interior decoration
Interior decoration of the Taj Mahal is just beyond of human imagination.
The inner chamber which contains the cenotaphs of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan is
complete gallery of jewellery, truly a masterpiece of craftsmanships. The
jali on all side of cenotaphs characterizes wonderful carvings.
The Exterior Decoration
The exterior decoration of the Taj Mahal is ranked among finest in all
Mughal architecture built any any period of time. There are various kind of
decoration motifs repeated throughout the complex. It can be divided into
three kids : calligraphy, abstract geometric elements and vegetative motifs.
Marble dome and Minarets
A marble dome in the center and four large minarets on each corner of the
plinth are the most spectacular feature of Taj Mahal. Each minaret measures
40 m while the central dome measures 18 meters in diameter and 24 meters
The garden (The Charbagh)
This 300 m garden is an beautiful aspect the heaven Mughal King Shan Jahan
built. A replica of Shalimar garden of Srinagar, this paradise like garden
has raised marble water tank at the center of the garden, halfway between
the tomb and the gateway.
Taj Mahal mosque
Two red sandstone buildings on eastern and western side of the Taj Mahal,
the main gate way and graves of Shah Jahan's other wives and graves of
Mumtaz's favorite servant is out lying attraction in the Taj complex.
Kheria airport is located 6 km from down town of Agra.
It offers regular flights to all important destinations of India
including Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Railway Station :
Agra Cantonment station is the main railhead and
operate regular trains from Delhi and other parts of the country.
Shatabdi Express (New Delhi Station) and Taj Express ( Hazrat Nizamuddin
Station) are two comfortable trains from Delhi.
Bus Station :
Idgah Bus Station is popular bus station located in
the city center. It operates regular buses from prominent cities in
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttranchal and other neighboring states.
Taxi, tempo, auto rickshaw and Tanga (horse cart) are
the primary means in side the Agra city.
Hotels in Agra
Agra is always on the top of world travel destinations. Here, you can have
world class hotels offering international hospitality. Also, you will find
plenty of budget hotels with fine services. Some famous hotels in Agra are :
Some Other Attraction Near
the Taj Mahal Agra Fort
Carved out of red sandstones. Agra Fort stands as symbol of power of Mughal
Empire. Located on the bank of Yamuna river, it is few steps away from our
Taj. The construction of the fort was started by by the Mughal Emperor Akbar
in 1565 and was further extended by Jahangir and Shan Jahan.
A piece of marvelous architecture, Itmad-ud-daulah is the resting place of
Mirza Ghiyas Beg, one of the most prominent noble men in the court of
Jahangir. The was built by his daughter Nurjahan, the Emperor Jehangir's
Sikandra is the resting place of Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. It also houses
the tombs of other family members like his daughters Shakrul Nisha Begum and
Aram Bano and Jehangir's mother Maryamuzzamani. It is just 13 km from Agra.