Taj Mahal Facts
Taj Mahal is one of the main tourist attraction in India or we can also say India is also known for Taj Mahal.
Recently Taj Mahal topped the list of New Seven Wonders of the world.
So....visiting the Taj Mahal ? Before that you should know all the facts about Taj Mahal.
The best Time to Visit March to April and October to December. Expect heavy rainfall during monsoon season in July to September.
The Taj remains open from 6 am-6 pm everyday except Fridays. Entry fee is Rs 750 for Foreigners and for indians entry fee is Rs 20/-.Children under the age of 12 are free.
Get there as early as possible to beat the crowds, and plan to visit the Taj at least two different times during the day (dusk and dawn are best) in order to experience the full effect of changing sunlight on the amazing building. It is also utterly stunning under a full moon.
There are night viewing sessions on the nights of a full moon and the two days before and after (so five days in total).
Something for History Lovers... An Elegy created in marble "or an " expression of true love", the Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his Begum Arjumand Bano better known Mumtaj Mahal. The construction of Taj Mahal was started in 1631AD and completed by the end of 1648AD.
For seventeen Years , twenty thousand workmen were employed daily. The accomodation of the fellow workers itself created a small town adjucent to the Monument and named after the deceaded empress as Mumtazabad, now known as Taj Ganj.
Amanat Khan Shiraji was the calligrapher of Taj Mahal and verses on the tombstone was designed by Poet Gyassuddin. While the design was given by Ustad Ahmad Lahouri.
Taj Mahal Architecture facts ...if anybody wants to know. The Taj stands on a raised square platform with four corners truncated forming an unequal octagen. The interlocking arabesque concept was applied in its creation, whereby each element stand on its own and perfecly integrates with the main structure.
The central dome is fifty eight feet in diameter and rises to a height of 213 feet flanked to its sides by four subsidised domed chamber. The minarets, four in number are 162.5 feet each.
The Mausoleum that houses the grave of Queen Mumtaj is entirely decorated with inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy was done using precious gems like a gate, jasper, Jade and Crystal The archway chiselled with pasages from the Holy Quoran gives it a unique charm and adds to its beauty.
The Taj Mausoleum is a part of a vast complex of palatial buildings comprising the main gate, an exquisite garden to the front , a mosque to the left, a guest house to the right and the river yamuna behind it.
Over the years ,disabled visitors who came to see the Taj Mahal could only gaze at it from the entrance. Now , they will be able to get a closer and more intimate view of the magnificent monument of love, thanks to the efforts of the authorities. Nine ramps are constructed and 12 wheelchairs are also made available for physically challenged to move conveniently around the Taj complex.
Happy visit to Taj with your love............!
Your Views about Taj mahal
Zeejoburg , gauteng :“The Highlight Of My Holiday In India.” A definite must see!! One can only appreciate the beauty of this wonderful wonder when seeing it in its original form in agra! Truly breathtaking!! Also on this website i got many interesting Taj Mahal facts.
Coldupnorth1,Vancouver :“Wonder of the world.” Amazing place to see when your in India. You will never since such a site anywhere. It is hot during the summer so I wouldn't go then. But definatly go here once in your life.
Dslaughts Southend-on-Sea, United
Valentines Day Treat”.
Visited the Taj Mahal with my wife Susan on St Valentines Day
2007 (14th Feb), it is without doubt one of the
most fantastic sites that we have ever seen.
After 5 trips to India and alot of tourists telling me that it wasnt
worth the money (US$25), I finally threw
caution to the wind and went to visit the most famous monument to love
ever built. It was worth it.
The Taj Mahal is much bigger than I imagined. The building centres on the resting place of Mumtaz and Jahan. But the Taj Mahal is itself at the centre of a number of buildings, including a Mosque. The ornate gardens are well maintained and, at the time of my visit, were crowded with visitors, mainly from within India......
Ontario Canada :A Life changing experience. I had the honor of spending 3 month in India some years ago, and one
memory that will be with me for the rest of my life
was visiting the Taj Mahal......
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