Taj Mahal is an astonishing epitome of India’s rich glory, often described as one of the wonders of the world. It has been rightly selected amongst the world of wonders. It is much more beautiful than it looks in pictures. You get such a good feel while seeing its art and sculptor. You will surely get mesmerized. Universally mentioned as “the teardrop on the cheek of time”, Taj Mahal is considered one of the seven wonders of Modern Civilization.
Agra is flooded with domestic & foreign travelers because Taj Mahal is the cynosure of Indian Tourism in the world. This is an iconic site. You can’t add any new superlative or adjectives used by travelers to describe its beauty.
Suffice it to say, it is a place one must see with one’s own eyes. The actually enclosed tomb chamber of Shah Jahan and his wife, inside main dome of the Taj Mahal, are difficult to see, but one can walk around the large space and imbibe the ambiance. There is a wide raised promenade that surrounds the main structure that should be walked to see the various views of the river and the gardens in front. The amount of detail that went into its construction and it’s fine finishes are astonishing.
It is really a big chunk of marble perfectly shaped and lined with precious gems making the filigree. Obviously the history behind the Taj Mahal is also compelling with Agra’s tour guide. The first sight through the entrance gate is amazing and it only gets better as you walk towards the Taj Mahal and then after all those steps you are up close to this iconic monument of love.
You definitely need a good tour guide to truly appreciate the history of this building, to show you the bloodstone (cornelian) of Agra inlaid in marble, to point out to you the illusion of the height of the minarets and the dome as seen from far. It was commissioned in 1631 by the fifth Mughal king Shah Jahan to contain the remains of his loving wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is commissioned by UNESCO in 1983, a world heritage site. Culture heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community & passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions & values.
The soaring mercury which is breaking heatwaves records in the city has not deterred tourists from visiting the Taj Mahal even in the summertime. It is one of the most outstanding Mughal era edifice, which combined designs of Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. It left traveler speechless, words fail and the mind boggles just looking at this marvel of architectural beauty and symmetry. It’s a must-do experience.
The architecture and landscape is a marvel. It is also essential to have a good tour guide for the Taj Mahal who can enlighten you on the rich history of this place. Utterly fantastic architecture and amazing history. The view and construction details are incredible if you are guided by a local tour guide who will infuse the flavor of his practical knowledge in your tour. Taj Mahal is one of the places in the “bucket list” of every traveler. It was built with very detail calculation and with high-level philosophy.
The Taj Mahal tour guide can complete your Taj Mahal sightseeing in 2 hours approximately. Generally, Tour Guide advises their clients to visit the Taj Mahal either at Sunrise or Sunset because during this time travelers can enjoy changes in the color of the Taj Mahal. Also at sunrise time, the crowd at the Taj Mahal is less so it is preferable to time for the Taj Mahal sightseeing.
Most of the tourists visit the Taj Mahal either early morning hours or after 3 pm in the summer season when the mercury starts soaring. Your tour guide will assist you in buying your admission tickets for the Taj Mahal otherwise you can book it online. Inside the Taj Mahal, there are restrictions of a lot of items to carried inside like cigarette, food, charger, fruits etc, in this regard your tour guide for Taj Mahal will advise you in advance.
There are some fantastic spots inside the Taj Mahal for photography & your tour guide will assist you in photography. The guides are very helpful and do take their service as they explain the history much more in detail.. making your travel through time. The traveler should have a tour guide as their back up for unexpected questions.