Saturday, July 16, 2011

Taj Mahal Tours: Get a Glimpse of the Taj Mahal

The image of the Taj Mahal stands not only for Agra but, in the eyes of literally billions of people, for India. If you want to explore this historical monument, choose Taj Mahal tours. The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. This famous monument was constructed by the great Mughal emperor shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal’s real name was Arjumand Bano begum and she was married to shah Jahan (the prince Khurram) in 1612 after an engagement of a few years. The marriage had been contracted by his father Jahanghir with the family of Itmad-ud-daulah, his extremely powerful Persian courtier.

The tomb complex is vast, which was built with three main elements: the main garden enclosure containing the tomb, a mosque, a rest house, and various garden pavilions; a large entrance forecourt with subsidiary enclosure which provided supplementary accommodation and enclosures for two addition tombs; and south of this a large market area, providing a good endowment for the tomb. With the help of Taj Mahal tour, tourists can explore this area also, which is called Taj Gunj.

By choosing Taj Mahal tour, tourists can enter by any of the three gates to the Jiaukhana (forecourt), which is surrounded by a single-storey, red sandstones arcade. The Jiaukhana was a moderately new innovation in Mughal architecture and was specifically used for arrival, with all the business of dismounting and preparation for formal entry. Jiaukhana is the main gate to the tomb, a wonderful building in red sandstones, heavily ornamented with white marble, panels of black marble calligraphy and spandrels decorated with colored stone, which can be observed with Taj Mahal tours.

The garden confirms to white is thought for as Char Bagh, discussed in greeter detail elsewhere. The two main axes are emphasized by raised pathways with wide water bodies lined with formal planting beds, the main north-south one containing fountains. At the crossing of the main walkways there is a raised platform, a common feature in such gardens, which in this case contains a pool. The side walkways are terminated on each side by a pavilion, the left-hand one housing a small museum containing a number of interesting documents relating to the Taj Mahal. There are a number of gardens walks, which can be visited with Taj Mahal tours. 

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