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Agra - The Tajmahal

Agra Tour - The Tajmahal ( The Sign of Love)

City of the Taj: A Gateway to Architectural Excellence

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built in Agra, India, by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Indian, and Islamic architecture.

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”

Tajmahal

The Taj Mahal (, meaning “Crown of the Palace”) is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna River in the Indian city of Agra. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Indian, and Islamic architecture.

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”

Agra fort

The Red Fort is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having been designated in 2007.The Red Fort is a 17th-century fort located in the centre of Delhi, India. It was the main residence of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who ruled from 1628 to 1658. The fort is famous for its architecture, especially the Mughal-era buildings within it. It was the first place in India to be lit by electricity.

The fort has a length of 2,400 metres (7,874 ft) and covers an area of 64 acres (26 ha). The Red Fort is located on the banks of the Yamuna River, which flows in a north-south direction. The fort has two main entrances: the Lahori Gate and the Delhi Gate. The Lahori Gate is located on the western side of the fort, while the Delhi Gate is located on the eastern side. Both gates are flanked by two high minarets.

The fort is surrounded by a 10-metre-high (32.8

Mehtab Bagh

The Mehtab Bagh (, “Moonlight Garden”) is a charbagh (a type of Persian garden) located to the north of the Taj Mahal, across the river Yamuna. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 as an adjunct to the Taj Mahal.

The garden was designed as an ideal place for viewing the Taj Mahal. In addition to its intrinsic value, the garden is also famous for the historical events that transpired there. On 14 August 1857, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, it was here that the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar II, was captured by the British.

The garden was originally called the “Bagh-i-Naqsh-i-Jahan” (Garden of the Visuals of the World). It was later renamed the “Mehtab Bagh” (Moonlight Garden).