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Taj Mahal Attractions
The climate of Agra is extreme and tropical. It is not hard to imagine thus why it is unpopular to visit Agra during this time. In the summer, Agra is dry, dusty and rather sticky and unpleasant for visitors. It is advised to visit Agra during the winters, after October to April.The other main tourist destinations are the sandstone Red Fort, which dates back to 1565 and contains many marvelous palaces and halls, and Fatehpur Sikri, a fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Holiday in India, especially arranged by the Taj Mahal Tour, is something that you will cherish throughout your life. We, at the Taj India Tour offers one of the best tour to one of the seven wonders of the world and places around it. The experienced tour guides of the Taj Mahal Tour, ensures, that the travelers have a complete and the most satisfying tour of the Taj.
India tourism is now focused on the travelers who want the best places to visit in India. Apart from the Taj Mahal, the Taj Mahal Tour also offers weekend trips, short tour, day trips, short holidays. We also have customized tours like, weekend gateways, 2-3 day trips.
Interesting facts about Taj Mahal
The tomb is the central focus of the entire complex of the Taj Mahal. This large, white marble structure stands on a square plinth and consists of a symmetrical building with an iwan (an arch-shaped doorway) topped by a large dome and finial. Like most Mughal tombs, the basic elements are Persian in origin.
The exterior decorations of the Taj Mahal are among the finest in Mughal architecture As the surface area changes the decorations are refined proportionally. The decorative elements were created by applying paint, stucco, stone inlays, or carvings. In line with the Islamic prohibition against the use of anthropomorphic forms, the decorative elements can be grouped into either calligraphy abstract forms or vegetative motifs. Throughout the complex, passages from the Qur'an are used as decorative elements.
The interior chamber of the Taj Mahal steps far beyond traditional decorative elements. Here, the inlay work is a lapidary of precious and semiprecious gemstones. The inner chamber is an octagon with the design allowing for entry from each face, although only the door facing the garden to the south is used. Muslim tradition forbids elaborate decoration of graves. Hence, the bodies of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan were put in a relatively plain crypt beneath the inner chamber with their faces turned right and towards Mecca. Mumtaz Mahal's cenotaph is placed at the precise center of the inner chamber on a rectangular marble base.