The Indian continent in the mid 17th century was dominated by the Islamic Mughal Empire and was beginning to experience a cultural and artistic “Golden Age” that blended traditional Indian designs with Islamic forms. The most perfect example of this new style is one of the historical landmarks and the world’s most famous building; the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
-In the center is a raised reflecting pool positioned on a north-south axis so that when its fountains are not flowing, the Taj is perfectly reflected in its waters.
Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a huge, ornate memorial to his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal and now is considered as the “Symbol of Love”, it is unmatched and irreplaceable architectural pearl. A breathtakingly beautiful structure of white marble with requisite detailing and crowned with a perfectly proportioned dome, the mausoleum is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest buildings. Raised on a marble platform, the monument’s only backdrop is the sky, and white minarets flank each of its corners, giving it a three-dimensional effect from each of its perfectly symmetrical sides. The photogenic structure also resides within a pristine Mughal garden. Head to Yamuna River for a unique shot of the water in the palace’s foreground.
-The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”.
-The amazing structure is dated back to mid of the 1650s as a historical landmark.
Taj Mahal is the best architect in the whole world with no match until now, visitors can travel to this amazing place in the whole year and all times of the day. The choices can be customized according to the interest and the timing of the visit. Nomadlo will recommend you to see the Taj Mahal on a full-day group tour or in a private car with an English-speaking tour guide and driver, plus roundtrip transportation.
-Almost 8 -9 million tourists visit the Taj Mahal annually, Agra, India.
For the pictures and Instagram lovers, photography tours are a popular option at the Taj Mahal and the stunning photoshoots take place at sunset or sunrise. Both sunrise and sunset Taj Mahal tours are incredibly famous because in these timings the sun creates an exquisite reflection upon the palace’s white marble, drenching its surface in red, orange, pink, and golden hues. It’s even possible to see the palace at both sunrise and sunset as part of a full-day tour of Agra that starts and ends at the Taj.
-The sunrise and sunset create a photogenic site of the Taj Mahal.
Nomadlo cares about your time and experience, we highly recommend that it is best to purchase tickets in advance rather than waiting in long lines. Taj Mahal is closed to visitors every Friday, except for those attending prayers. The Taj Mahal is open daily from sunrise to sunset. But due to the lockdown in various countries which include India as well, the Taj Mahal is temporarily closed and there is no definite timeline given about the reopening.
-The white marbled domes of the Taj Mahal shimmers in the water of reflecting pool. The pool is called Al-Hawd-Al-Kawathar and represents the ‘Tank Of Abundance’ promised to Mohammad.
Inside the Taj Mahal is even more richly ornamented. The somber, plain crypt, where Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal lie side by side, facing Mecca. Arches, columns, balconies, screens, and walls are richly carved with bas-reliefs and designed with precious stones.
-The interior view of the Taj Mahal with cenotaphs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, Agra, India.
-The intricately carved facade of the Taj Mahal is decorated with a mixture of calligraphy, abstract forms of plant motifs but no depiction of people as these are forbidden under Islamic traditions.
-Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and was voted as one of the Seven Wonders in the world in 2007.
-The architecture designed in the 1650s is unmatched and irreplaceable to this date in 2020.
Visiting the Taj Mahal is exciting but it is a wonderful structure of seeing the hand-made beauty. It calls you for once in a lifetime experience!