Taj Mahal is an excellent example of the Mughal architecture style which was a combination of Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. This white marble structure is made with such craftsmanship & excellence that is mesmerizes you eyes and heart. In the 17th century, the Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan and its construction was known to take more than a decade by expert architect and artisans. The artistic beauty and enchanting artworks on it can attract anyone. This is all due to its enchanting and alluring beauty that have made the Taj one of the seven wonders of the world.
Taj Mahal being of the most beautiful signs of love has been winning the hearts of all age groups since years. People love to go inside the monument and admire its beauty revolved around the minarets, pillars, water pool, and the garden and so on.
The Taj should be seen during a full moon night when the moons light shines on the white marble and increases the eternal beauty of Taj. Though the structure changes its manifestation at different hour of the day and with the passing of the season, the beauty of the Taj Mahal at night is simply awesome. Its stunning beauty at night has inspired many poets, writers and photographers. The rays of the moon light up the entire white dome and lend it a faint silvery glow. The white marble structure looks so mesmerizing on a full moon light that you will not even notice how the night passed and the sun came to bathe it in shades of pink.
Taj Mahal attracts more than 3.5 million visitors annually. This includes over 200,000 overseas visitors and tourists. A tour of Taj Mahal is also a part of the famous Golden Triangle Tour. Most of the tourists come to see it during the cooler months of October, November and February. Besides Taj Mahal, Agra also has many other sightseeing and tourist destinations like Agra Fort, Mankameshwar Temple, Jama Masjid, Ram Bagh, I'timad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb and many more to visit.
The Agra Fort, built by the famous Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century is an absolute delight to watch for its excellent design and construction. This crescent shaped fort that is flattened on the east also houses a number of other architectural marvels inside the fort like the Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Khaas, Samman Burj, place where Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned, Moti Masjid and Jahangir's Palace. Fatehpur Sikri is another important historical masterpiece structure that was built by Emperor Akbar during the 16th century. It is completely built out of red sand stone and is currently almost ruined. But, there are plenty of renowned places like the Buland Darwaja, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan, Diwan -e- Aam and Panch Mahal that speaks volumes about the Mughal's liking for architecture and you must surely visit these places on your Taj Mahal India tour.
When you think you've seen everything that's when you will visit Fatehpur Sikri which stands for all the architectural wonder that this era could conjure up and en-route visit Sikandra the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar which is a magnificent garden tomb. This picturesque city built by the Great Emperor Akbar is host to some of the country's most spectacular monuments.Here you will see the enormous Buland Darwaza which is the largest gateway in the world and is always crowded with thousands of tourists all round the year.