Taj Mahal Tour
Location:On the banks of river Yamuna Year of Construction: 1631-1653
Built By: Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan Spread Over: 42 acres Significance:
One of the Seven Wonders of the World
Taj Mahal of India - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty".
The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of
words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal of Agra
is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason
behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved
wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance leaves one mesmerized.
Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is synonymous with love and romance. It is
believed that the name "Taj Mahal" was derived from the name of Shah Jahan wife Mumtaz Mahal and means
"Crown Palace". The purity of the white marble, the exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its
picturesque location, all make Taj Mahal travel gain a place amongst the most popular ones. However, unless
and until, one knows the love story behind the Tajmahal of India, it will come up as just a beautiful building. But, the love behind this outstanding monument is what has given a life to this monument.