Taj Mahal and visiting it from Melbourne
Taj Mahal, the magnificently built mausoleum on the banks of river Yamuna by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal is one of the most beautiful of all the Seven Wonders of the World. The architecture of Taj Mahal is mix blend of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic architecture. It’s symbolizes the Indian rich heritage around the world.
The Taj Mahal is built with marble blocks on a raised platform and is surrounded by four minarets. The construction was done with great symmetry. The inside of the mausoleum contains delicate mosaic work and the walls made of pure marble with intricate style of embedded precious stones. With the magnificent architecture the beautifully laid walled garden enclosing the monument and the dancing fountains add to the beauty of “Taj Mahal”.
The five major structures constituting the Taj Complex are:
- Darwaza : The main gateway, situated at the end of the long watercourse.
- Bageecha :The gardens.
- Masjid : The mosque
- Naqqar Khana : The rest house
- Rauza : The main mausoleum
Being populated with the tourist whole year, high precautions for any kind of attacks are taken to protect Taj Mahal. High security, checking for Hazardous entities entering premises, with it only certain items like small purse, phones, water in transparent bottles, small video cam and still cameras being allowed in the complex premises a fine curriculum of protection is practised.
More then 3-4 million tourists visit Taj Mahal every year. There are direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Delhi and Jaipur. From Delhi, Agra is 204 km away; you can reach Agra by plane or railways. The premises of Taj mahal are kept pollution free so that the Taj building, marble don’t get affected with it. Thus from a certain distance away, tourist have to take a walk to the complex premises or they can rent bicycle or can travel in electrical bus to beautiful monument.
The grounds are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. all days of week except Fridays for the tourists. The premises are also open for amazing night site viewing on the full moon eves, and the whole month of Ramadan.
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