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When in India, a tour to the Taj Mahal is one of the best ways to make your Indian holiday a memorable experience. A tour to Taj Mahal from Delhi, India is the most convenient point to start your journey. The Taj Mahal Agra is about 220 kilometres from Delhi, India and is well connected by air, rail and road.
It takes about half an hour to reach Taj Mahal Agra if you are taking a flight from Delhi. By train it takes a little over one hour and by road you can reach the city of Taj Mahal in over two hours. In fact road transport and the rails are the best way to get a feel of India.
There are certain things that need to be planned before you tour Taj Mahal. One, Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays and petrol and diesel vehicle are not allowed inside Agra.
Once you reach Agra, the city of Taj, the excitement of watching Taj Mahal-the 17th century marvel- takes over. It's a wonderful feeling to watch the symbol of love unfold before your eyes. As you watch the pillars, minarets, dome, the lawns, the mosques on each side and floral motifs on its wall; you realize why the Taj Mahal is so talked and written about.
Your tour to Taj Mahal offers a lot to look out for. The moment you enter the gate, built in red stone, the first thing your eyes see is the dome of the Taj Mahal built in white marble. As your eyes get accustomed to the beauty of the white marble you notice the planned wonders that are sprinkled around. Yes, the four lush green gardens with waterways and a pool at the centre. The gardens are believed to be modelled along the Char Bag style of Persia (Iran). These lawns offer a photo op with picture postcard Taj Mahal in the backdrop.
The main structure can simply be described as poetry in stone. Inside the mausoleum is the grave of Mumtaz Mahal with 99 names of Allah inscribed on it. The floral motifs on the walls and the jali work offer a wonderful sight.
Your Taj Mahal tour is incomplete without a visit to the mosques on the each side of the Taj Mahal and the four minarets that surround it. The minarets almost 40 meters in height taper as they rise.
If you always wondered how Taj Mahal looks on moonlit nights, now you can tour Taj Mahal during nights as well. The Taj has recently been opened for night viewing. All you have to do to tour the Taj Mahal during the night is to book your tickets 24 hours in advance. So enjoy your tours to Agra with Taj Mahal Agra.