at Taj Mahal in Agra
The glory of the monument is strangely undiminished
by the crowds of tourists who visit each day, as small and insignificant as
ants in the face of this immense and captivating monument more
The Taj Mahal is situated more than 900 ft. (275 m.) away from the entrance
at the opposite end of the garden. Towering almost 200 ft. (76m.) in height, more details...
world famous for the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in
memory of his beloved wife. However, it is also famous for the Agra Fort, which
is a veritable treasure trove of the Mughal architectural tradition more
Apart from being
great builders, the Mughals were also known as great food connoisseurs. Almost
every Mughal emperor has passed on his personal recipe as he moved along the
passage of time, more details...
at Sikandra is an
excellent example of assimilation of different styles of architecture and it
represents a significant departure from the earlier Mughal buildings more
was the imperial
city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584. Built by the Mughal emperor
Akbar, this royal city is one of a kind more
Inside the Taj Mahal
The interior of the mausoleum comprises a lofty central chamber, a crypt immediately
below this and four octagonal corner rooms originally intended to house the
graves of other royal family members more
After Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, the monument that is most important in Agra is
the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah or "Baby Taj" as it is called sometimes. A highly
ornate edifice, more details...
The year 1607
was a momentous year for Prince Khurram, the eldest son of Emperor Jahangir
and his father's favourite. He was a young handsome prince accustomed to luxury
and refinement. As he made his way to the Meena bazaar, more
the Mecca, it was
never used for prayer. Its presence there has always been something of an enigma.
Was it a caravanserai for pilgrims, or a meeting hall before the faithful gathered
before prayer more details...
The Green Taj Garden
carpet of garden, a Persian garden, runs from the main gateway to the foot of
the Taj Mahal. Such gardens were introduced to India by Babur, the first Mughal
emperor, more details...
Taj Mahal – Design And Layout
Shahjahan purchased a plot of land from Raja Jai Singh on the banks of Yamuna
River for building the Taj Mahal. Raja Jai Singh was also instructed by Shahjahan
to provide a regular supply of special, more
Taj Mahal Excursions
This magnificent bird haven in actual came into being paradoxically as a duck
shooting preserve for Maharaja Suraj Mull of Bharatpur. He transformed the shallow
depression formed by the confluence of River Gambhir more
, a Persian garden,
runs from the main gateway to the foot of the Taj Mahal. Such gardens were introduced
to India by Babur, the first Mughal emperor, who also brought with him the Persian
infatuation with flowers and fruit, more details...
of this marble masterpiece is credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who
erected this mausoleum in the memory of his beloved wife, Arjumand Bano Begum,
popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal more
Taj Mahal Impressions
From studied awe to sheer ecstacy, people have literally competed to say the
most beautiful things about the Tahj Mahal. Some have admired its beauty; others
have more details...
Taj Mahal Agra
, the city
of the Taj Mahal and once the capital of the Mughal empire, has several monuments
which display the splendour of Mughal architecture. It was here that Babar,
the founder of the dynasty, more details...
Taj Mahal Information
Sheer poetry in marble. Majesty and magnificence, unrivalled. The Taj Mahal,
the one and only one of its kind across the world. The monumental labour of
love of a great ruler for his beloved queen more
Taj Mahal Mosques
side of the Taj Mahal are buildings of Red Sandstone. The one to the west is
a Mosque. It faces towards Mecca and is used for prayer. Before we have a look
at the mosque, more details...
Taj Mahal Myths
aimed at giving maximum strength and stability to the tomb and worked out the
minutest details with utmost precision : the weight of the entire structure
is uniformly distributed, more details...
Taj Mahal Tomb
more than 900 ft. (275 m.) away from the entrance at the opposite end of the
garden. Towering almost 200 ft. (76m.) in height, the tomb stands on its own
marble plinth, more details...
Taj Mahal Water Devices
The architect e conduits, designed a clever system to procure water for the
Taj Mahal through underground pipes. Water was drawn from the river by a series
of purs more details...
Taj Mahotsav in Agra
of the best to travel to Agra is during the grand Taj Mahotsav or the Taj Festival.
A ten-day event, the Taj Mahotsav at Agra is a festive introduction to India
and to the state of Uttar Pradesh more
and it's springtime! The time of the year when nature dawns all it's colorful
splendour and Agra bursts into colorful celebrations. For 10 days there is a
sheer celebration of Uttar Pradesh's rich heritage of arts, more
The Story of a Second Taj
According to popular legend, Shah Jehan decided to construct another Taj Mahal
in black marble on the other side of the river Yamuna and more
Third Grave at the Taj Mahal
Two staircases on the northern side of the red sandstone plinth of the Taj lead
below into the basement chambers which are seventeen in number and have been
laid out in a line on the riverside of a narrow through-corridor more