The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is an architectural marvel. It is one of the most famous places to visit in India and when you arrive on private Taj Mahal guided tours, you understand completely why it is one of the Seven Wonders of the world.
It is not only the allure of its splendour that will have you mesmerize on the many sightseeing tours Taj Mahal offers, but it is also the romantic story behind its creation.
This white marble, symmetrical, monument is majestic to look at, especially from the main gateway as you arrive on Private Taj Mahal Tours. There is a beautiful view of the mosque with guest house on the sides and the four minarets at each corner.
The interior is just as impressive to discover on Taj Mahal private cultural tours. It is very grand, symmetrical and a joy to experience including the tombs.
Finally, if the monument was not enough, there are the symmetrically laid out gardens to wander on Taj Mahal walking tours.
When deciding to visit here, you should really plan to do it with private Sunrise Taj Mahal Tours. It is the most spectacular time of the day to see this wonder in all its glory and romantic too!
It Is Worth the Early Start to See the Beauty on Private Sunrise Taj Mahal Tours
The Romantic tale behind the construction of the Taj Mahal begins in 1607 with a 14-year-old Shah Jahan who was the son of the fourth Mughal emperor in India, catching a glimpse of 15-year-old Muslim Persian Princess, Arjumand Banu Begum and falling in love at first sight with her. In 1612 their match was solemnised.
In 1628 after becoming Emperor, Shah Jahan entrusted Arjumand Banu with the royal seal and gave her the title Mumtaz Mahal which means “Jewel of the Palace”.
While Shah Jahan had other wives, Mumtaz Mahal was his favourite and she went everywhere with him including on military campaigns.
Due to complications when giving birth to their 14th child, Mumtaz Mahal died. It was on her deathbed that Shah Jahan made the promise never to remarry and to build the finest mausoleum above her grave.
After 22 years and 22,000 workers, the worlds most beautiful mausoleum was finished and holds the side by side tombs of Shah Jahan, who died in 1666, and Mumtaz Mahal
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Travel Tips for Taj Mahal
- Best Time To Visit Taj Mahal
There is no bad time to do private Taj Mahal guided tours. However, it is closed every Friday. The best time of the year to visit is said to be from October to March as the weather is relatively cooler. The best time of the day to visit is at Sunrise and sunset when the sun travels and the Taj Mahal changes in colour from white to soft grey, pink, soft red or exotic orange and fiery yellow. A special time to visit is when there is a full moon.
- Typical Costs in Taj Mahal
The costs of visiting the Taj Mahal depends on a lot of different factors. For instance the type of private Taj Mahal tours you choose, the time of the year down to the time of the day. The prices of the tours will vary from peak season to low season and the duration of the tour. The sunrise and sunset tours might be more expensive but worth every cent. The range of tours on offer includes luxury to budget to suit all types of travellers.
- Know Before Visiting Taj Mahal
The most important thing to know is that the Taj Mahal is closed every Friday. While there is no official dress code, when visiting on Taj Mahal private cultural tours it is good to remember that India, in general, is a deeply religious country and to be respectful, shoulders should be covered and trousers or skirts should go past the knee. For a contrast in pictures, you should wear colourful clothing. Selfie sticks and tripods are not allowed inside.
- Weather in Taj Mahal
Weather during the months April to October can be scorching hot and uncomfortable especially during April to June, it is best to avoid these times if you are not a heat lover. For Taj Mahal Walking tours, you should only do these after October when the Monsoon season ends and temperatures are more comfortable. The temperatures in December and January can drop to as low as 2º Celsius so be sure to take warm clothing with you.