The Taj Mahal Tour
Visiting or tour to Taj Mahal is a dream to come true for many tourists not only from India, but for all from various parts of the world. There can't be a speck of doubt in the minds of historians, archaeologists and the common people that, the Taj Mahal is the most beautiful or at least one of the most beautiful monuments of the world. This great historical piece, which is a symbol of love, is located in Agra. Envisioned by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, constructed for his beloved queen Mumtaz, this monument is among the Seven Wonders of the World.
This unique piece of architectural intelligence beholds the creativity of those artisans who have manually carved various depictions with gems studded in between them. It is further evident that the color of the Taj changes during different phases of the sunlight. This is another wonder, which remains a mystery to many observers and admirers. The monument is constructed in pure marble, which even to this day hasn't lost its sparkle.
The complete city of Agra supports this ancient architecture by revealing the brilliance and passion, which the Mughals had for culture and art. Monuments were an eminent part of their empire. Tourists visiting India can easily approach travel agents who will offer wonderful tour packages starting with the Taj Mahal. It is not difficult to book in advance before flying to India. All arrangements from airport pickup, hotel accommodation and transport for visiting these historic monuments are made well in advance.
Apart from just visiting the Taj Mahal, tourists will be given choices of various destinations. They can choose one of the hill stations like Kulu and Manali, or Shimla, or even some other religious places of importance like Mathura - the birth place of Lord Krishna and Vrindavan, where Krishna spent most of his childhood. No matter what kind of tourism package of Taj mahal you tailor to your needs by visiting any of these travel agent websites, Taj Mahal will be a memory and pleasure of visit that will last for an entire lifetime. When you visit Agra, you will be taken to, many other places of historic interest like Agra Fort, Akbars Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-Ud-Daulahs Tomb, Mughal Gardens, Chini Ka Rauza etc.
The Taj Mahal is the crown of Mughal architecture apart from the Red Fort in New Delhi which was erected by Shah Jahan's successor Aurangzeb. Emperor Aurangzeb imprisoned his father Shah Jahan who was placed in a room behind the Taj Mahal from where he got a view of this lovely monument which reminded him the love for his wife until his demise. Taj Mahal is a depiction of perfect love between the King and his Queen. The Taj Mahal tour India is also known to be the burial place of Mumtaz as Shah Jahan wished that she be buried under the monument.
Agra is well-connected by airways, roadways and railway lines. There are no issues for tourists who are traveling on budget. Backpackers also can easily reach this place with no hassles. From Agra the whole of Uttar Pradesh can be toured and people can visit places like Khajuraho - famous for temples and ancient carvings of the Kamasutra.
Coming back to the Taj Mahal, one gets to see the Yamuna River flowing right behind the monument. Though the environmentalists are concerned about the pollution of the river, the spectacle is still amazing and one can imagine how it would have added to the beauty of the monument when it was built first. The Taj Mahal is a must visit for all tourists who land in New Delhi as one never knows if the first time could be the last.