A tour to Taj Mahal is one of the most favourite tour for the visitors to India. Taj Mahal offers an unforgettable experience during their tour in India. It tells you the story of pure and deep love, takes you on the course of history and culture and makes you enjoy delectable Mughlai cuisine and shopping of exotic artefacts. Doesn’t this sound absolutely fantastic?
Located on the banks of Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, Taj Mahal had made Agra famous as love city. This memorial was built by a Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The well-planned green landscape, architecture of Taj, majestic fountains and minarets are the major attractions here.
The legend says that the untimely death of Mumtaz Mahal after giving birth to 11 children made Emperor Shah Jahan deeply mournful. He became very sad as it was very difficult for him to come to terms with the reality that he has to live his life without his life partner, the beautiful queen. He decided to make his love eternal through a timeless mausoleum.
The construction work on Taj Mahal started in the year 1631 and it continued for 22 years. The blood and sweat of 20,000 labourers and workers went in to give the mausoleum the look and shape it has today. The bodies of the Queen and her King are placed side by side inside an inner chamber of the monument. Since the time of its creation to today and possibly for many more years in future, the Taj Mahal has and will stand as the quintessence of the sacredness and trust in love and marriage.
On your tour to Taj Mahal, you will start your journey from Delhi and after a 5-hour-long drive, you will reach Agra. You will visit the Taj Mahal and savour its beauty. There are several other monuments dating back to Lodi dynasty, Mughal Empire and the British Raj, which are definitely worth a visit.
After a visit to Taj, you will see the other popular monument, such as Red Fort and Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah. Red Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the period of 1565-1574 is also located on the banks of Yamuna. The attractions of the fort are Diwan-I-Aam, Diwan-I-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Anguri Baag, Moti Masjid etc.
The Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah is also located on Yamuna banks and is created like a jewellery box, as it is mainly made of the contrast created by pure white and black marble.
The other key attractions on your Taj Mahal tour ( http://www.taj-mahal-tours.in )are Akbar's Tomb, Chini-Ka-Rauza and Fatehpur Sikri, Mahtab garden, Ram Baag garden, Dyalbaag University, Post Office and more.
For meals and overnight stay, there are many options available in Agra. You can choose to stay in one of many popular five star and deluxe hotels here. There are many popular restaurants that are known to serve authentic Mughlai food, such as Butter Chicken, Shami Kebab, Seekh Kebab, Rumali roti and more.