Taj Mahal - Wonder of the World
Beautiful Monument - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Taj Mahal is one of the most recognizable structure and one of the wonders of the world. It stands on the banks of river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal was declared as the 'UNESCO World Heritage Site' for the fact that it attracts millions of Indian and International tourists from all over the world, all year round.
Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of twenty-two years, employing twenty thousand workers, and is spread over 42 acres of land. The Taj rises on a high red sandstone base topped by a huge white marble terrace on which rests the famous dome flanked by four tapering minarets. Inside the Taj Mahal, in the middle of the main chamber there are the pseudo-tombs of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan. The original tombs lie in a lower-burial vault. The visual beauty of the Taj Mahal is at its peak during sunrise, sunset, and under the full moon night.
Best Time to visit Taj Mahal
The best season to visit Taj Mahal is from October to March. The Mahal is open from 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM on all days, except Friday.
How to reach Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal in Agra is situated 200 Kms south of New Delhi, which is well connected via air, rail and road. Taj Mahal is just at a distance of 10 Kms from the Agra city Airport and railway station is also nearby.
To see the nearby places of attraction, visit Agra.
To see other famous monuments, check out Indian Monuments.