Taj Mahal is an inspirational place for centuries especially for poets, painters and musicians. It is one of the most perfect architectural creations of the world. Most of the poets, painters and musicians always tried to capture its elusive magic in color, word and song. Since the 17th century, tourists from all over the world come and see this ultimate memorial to love. Taj Mahal stand as a symbol of eternal love. It is a salute to companionship and love.
Taj Mahal is situated in the city of Agra, which is in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. This beautiful monument was built in the memory of the beautiful Arjumand Bano Begum. She won the heart of the Mughal Prince and finally she was married to Emperor Jahangirs third son Prince Khurram who became famous by the name of 'Shahjahan' or 'King of the World'. King 'Shahjahan' showered his beloved begum with highest titles. Finally she became famous by the name of 'Mumtaz Mahal'. ‘Mumtaz Mahal died at the age of 39 years. After her death, Shahjahan was inconsolable, so he decided to erect a memorial to his queen in pristine marble that would be unforgettable for the whole world.
In 1633, the work on the mausoleum began. To build this unforgettable monument 20,000 workers labored for 17 years.
Visitors from all over the world are very much excited to see the sparkles of Taj in the moonlight, which looks like a jewel. The Taj looks pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and when the moon shines it gives the golden glow.
Agra is having extreme as well as tropical climate. Summers are very hot and the maximum temperature even rises to 45 degree Celsius, whereas winter is cold and foggy in Agra. Best time to visit Taj Mahal is in the months of winter from October to March. You must avoid visiting the Taj Mahal in the months of summer and monsoon.
The important places in Agra are Agra Fort, Itmad -Ud Daula, Chini Ka Roza, Sikandara and etc. Any tourist Interested in visiting Taj Mahal can reach Taj easily as this city is easily reachable through air, rail and road. The capital city of India, Delhi acts as the chief gateway to Agra. There are Express trains from Delhi, which take less than two hours to reach Agra. There are also customary flights to Agra.
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