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Taj Mahal is a world renowned monument which has been entitled in the Seven Wonders of the World. It stands elegantly as against the Yamuna River whose stimulating water enhances the magnificent beauty of the mausoleum all the more. Taj Mahal is affirms to be the pride of India as well as the most mesmerizing monuments of this unparalleled country. This elegant piece of art enchantingly decorates the cultural terrain of Agra and holds a priceless legend behind its formation.

Most of the people are aware of the special story behind its construction and why not as it is an internationally admired monument. But for those who are not alert about the facts behind its vibrant emergence then it's our duty to let you know that this attractive mausoleum was made to construct by the orders of the famous Mughal emperor Shahjahan. He gave orders to construct the world's most beautiful monument for his wife – Mumtaz Mahal, who when alive asked a promise from his emperor husband whose result was the glorious Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal which today stands as the pride of India is the most classic mausoleum that commemorated their pure love of after the tragic death of Shah Jahan's wife.

The above story enhances the fascination of the visitors who are already magnetized by the legendary beauty of this elegant monument. Taj Mahal because of its legend behind and the sensational beauty entitled it as the Epitome of Love and attracts the love birds present all over the world. The sizzling charm of this enchanting monument is just incomparable as well as ineffable. It is a must visit destination of India which should not be missed at any cost so if you are on a vacation to India then do witness the amazingly dynamic beauty of Taj Mahal and cherish an unforgettable experience for life.

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* Luxury / Deluxe / AC Car and Coach Rentals for all India from Delhi Airport & Agra
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* Historical, Cultural, Spiritual & Adventure Tours

For The Love Of Mumtaz Mahal :- The beauty of Mumtaz Mahal, like the glorious Taj Mahal, was unrivalled. She captured the mighty Emperor Shah Jahan's heart along with the imagination of the court poets who likened her beauty to be brighter than that of the moon. Mumtaz Mahal or Arjumand Banu (her original name) was daughter of Asaf Khan. She married Shah Jahan at the age of 14. Though she was the third wife of Shahjahan, she remained his favorite throughout her life. She named Mumtaz Mahal in 1612 after her marriage and remained an inseparable companion of her husband till her death. As a symbol of her faith and love she bore Shahjahan 14 children. Deeply in love with her, the emperor conferred upon her the highest honor of the land - the royal seal - Mehr Uzaz. Stories of their love spread far and wide during the Mughal rule.

The brave and wise queen was a pillar of support, love and comfort to the mighty emperor and gave him wise counsel when required. So inseparable were they that she accompanied him to all his conquests. It was during one such trip that the queen who was nine months pregnant succumbed to complicated. She breathed her last after delivering their 14th child (a daughter) in the city of Burhanpur on June 17, 1631.It is believed that in her deathbed she extracted from Shah Jahan a promise to build her a mausoleum unparalleled in beauty and magnificence. The Emperor, irreconcilable in his grief, went on to build one of the greatest wonders of the world.

Taj Mahal Architecture :- The magnificent architecture of the Taj Mahal is a testimony to Emperor Shah Jahan's obsession with perfection. Vast quantities of white marble were mined from the quarries in Rajasthan; red sandstone was carted from Delhi. Precious stones were brought by caravan from all corners of the empire and beyond: jasper from the Punjab, carnelian from Baghdad, turquoise from Tibet; malachite, jade and crystal from Turkistan; pearls, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires... over forty types of gems in all embellish the architecture of the Taj Mahal. Architects and artisans were summoned to the palace in Agra from fabled lands as far as Baghdad and the Ottoman courts of Turkey. Garden designers from Kashmir, calligraphers from Sheraz, stonecutters, sculptors, inlay artisans, dome designers and masons from Bukhara, Constantinople and Samarkand. The Emperor was personally involved in the minute details of the architecture and construction of the Taj Mahal with consultations and counsels taking place each day. A whole town, named Mumtazabad, was constructed to house the twenty thousands laborers who labored for twenty two whole years to build the Taj Mahal. A ten-mile long ramp was built through Agra so materials could be dragged to the top of the dome at the construction site. An immense brick scaffold was erected to support the architecture of the dome of the Taj Mahal, which entailed much labor and heavy expenditure. It was said that this structure alone cost more than the entire work.According to legend, when the Taj Mahal neared completion, Shah Jahan was informed that it would take five more years just to dismantle the scaffold. He responded by decreeing that anyone who helped remove the bricks could keep them, and the job was completed overnight. The architecture of the Taj Mahal is the ultimate example of Mughal Architecture in India. The symmetrical architecture of the Taj Mahal makes this beautiful tomb one of the wonders of the world.

Taj Mahotsav

Ten days Carnival
Taj Mahotsav, Taj Mahal in Agra The Taj Mahotsav is a non-stop 10 day carnival held annually at Shilpgram, near Tajmahal. The impressive festival commences with a spectacular procession inspired by Mughal splendor. Bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists and master craftsmen together recreate the glorious past of the Mughals.

The Taj Mahal Mahotsav area comes alive culture, crafts and traditions. It is a great opportunity for legendary artisans to display their exquisite works of art. Marble of course rules the festivities each year for obvious reasons. Besides these, crafts include wood carvings from Saharanpur, brass and other metal ware from Moradabad, handmade carpets of Badohi, the pottery of Khurja, chickan-work of Lucknow, the silk of Banares and much more. Indian festivities can never be complete without the preparation of exotic cuisine. Some of the best and richest foods are available during this time.

Add to this the soul-stirring performances from folk artists of various states casting a spell on the visitors. Throughout the Taj Mahotsav, one can experience a profusion of folk music and dances of Dundelkhand, 'Nautanki' (Drama), 'Sapera' dance of Rajasthan, Lavani of Maharashtra... performed just the way they used to be centuries ago. Visitors join in with the folk dancers enjoying swinging to a different tune and dance style. The Taj Mahotsav is truly India at her best with a glimpse of her rich heritage and extraordinary legacies.

How to Reach Agra

Located about 204 km south of Delhi in Agra, state of Uttar Pradesh, Taj Mahal attracts millions of visitors from India and across the world. Tourists planning to travel to Agra can reach the city of the Taj by Air, Rail and Road in comfort.

Agra by Air
Agra airport is 7 km from the city center and 3 km from Idgah bus stand. Major Indian airlines operate daily tourist shuttle flights to Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi and back. It only takes 40 minutes from Delhi to Agra.

Agra by Road
Idgah bus stand is the main bus stand of Agra, from where one can catch buses for Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc. Buses for Mathura also leave from Agra Fort bus stand.

Agra by Rail
Agra is well connected by railroad. The main railway station is the Agra Cantonment station. Agra is well connected by rail to Delhi, Varanasi and cities of Rajasthan. Trains like Palace on Wheel, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Taj Express are the best choices if you want to reach Agra from Delhi in luxury.

Local Transport in Agra
You can travel to different parts of Agra using different modes of transport like taxi, tempo, auto rickshaw and cycle rickshaw from the Taj Mahal area. Prepaid taxis and autos from the railway station are available. Prepaid transport is also available for excursions in and around the city limits. Bicycles can be hired on hourly basis from different parts of the city.

It is to be remembered that no diesel or petrol vehicle are allowed to ply in the Tajmahal area. Battery-operated buses, horse-driven tongas, rickshaws and other pollution-free vehicles are allowed to conserve the beauty of this great monument.

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