Taj Mahal – Agra, India – UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Taj Mahal – Agra, India was built to enshrine the remains of Begum Mumtaj Mahal, the consort of Mughal Emperor Ahah Jahan. Build by the persian architect Ustad Isa, the Taj Mahal – Agra, India has the verses of the holy Quran inscribed on it, with the gate being crowned by 22 small domes.
Renowned for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, Taj Mahal counts among man’s proudest creations. The Taj Mahal has been constructed on a 313 square feet marble platform that stands above a sandstone one. The entire portion is enclosed within a high boundary wall with broad octagonal pavilion at the corner.
The most elegant dome of the monument has a diameter of 60 feet that rises 80 feet over the building. Semi-precious stones are inlaid into the marble in beautiful patterns and with superb craftsmanship in a process known as pieta dura. Within the dome lies the jewel-inlaid cenotaph of the queen.
The Taj Mahal – Agra, India in all its timeless beauty is still the inspiration of poets and painters, writers and photographers. The Dome is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river and it is this background that works its magic of colours that, through their reflection, change the view of the Taj Mahal.
So perfect are the proportions of the Taj Mahal, so exquisite its workmanship, that it has been described as having been designed by giants and finished by jewellers.
Tourist Information – Taj Mahal – Agra, India
Open from sunrise to 19 hours.
Entry fee for those above 12 years: Rs. 15.00.
Free Entry on Friday.
Best Time To Visit
From November to February.
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