The Taj Mahal is considered the main beauty of Agra city, a district of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the right bank of the Yamuna. The timeline of the Taj Mahal has been made more evident by a variety of historical and Quranic inscriptions in Arabic script.
1. Historical Facts About Taj Mahal, Agra
Shah Jahan erected this monument in honor of Mumtaz Mahal, his beloved wife and his favorite queen, who died in 1631 after giving birth to their fourteenth child.
Shah Jahan, who is famed for having ordered the construction of several impressive structures throughout his rule, gave the order to construct a majestic tomb across the Yamuna River from his own royal home in Agra.
2. Promises that Shah Jahan Made to Mumtaz
Mumtaz Mahal pressed the King for four promises while she was still alive.
- First, to construct the Taj;
- Second, to remarry;
- Third, to show kindness to their kids;
- Fourth, to visit the tomb on the anniversary of her passing.
2.1. Promise Became Reality (Taj Mahal in Agra History)
3. Hands Behind the Taj Mahal
4. Texture of Taj
The complex’s main attraction is the tomb. It is a sizable, square-based building made of white marble with an Iwan (an arch-shaped gateway), a sizable dome, and a finial on top.
4.1. Decorations for the Outside
4.2. Decoration of the Interior
5. Salient Features of This Palace
5.1. Perfection in Symmetry
5.2. The Use of Red and White Marble
5.3. Four Central Domes and Four Minarets
6. Ways of Reaching the Palace
6.1. Taking the Train
Agra Cantt Railway Station, around 6 kilometers from the Taj Mahal, is the nearest railroad station. From the train station, a vehicle or cab will take you there in about 13 minutes.
6.2. By Road
6.3. By Air
The quickest way to get to Agra, the city that is home to the magnificent Taj Mahal, is by plane. Its airport is located 7 kilometers from the city’s core. Agra is connected to places like Mumbai and Delhi via frequent flights.
7. Ways to Get Entry in This Heritage Site
- For Indian tourists, the Taj Mahal ticket price in Agra is INR 45.
- The Taj Mahal entry ticket costs INR 535 for citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries.
- For a foreigner, the Taj Mahal admission ticket costs INR 1050.
- Children under the age of 15 don’t require any tickets for both domestic and foreign tourists.
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8. Best View Points of the Taj Mahal
8.1. A View of the Taj Mahal River from the Yamuna
8.2. From Within the Grounds of the Taj Mahal
8.3. Agra Fort View of the Taj Mahal
9. Condition of Taj Nowadays
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