Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Taj mahal Agra North India

Information about Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra, one of the most powerful cities in the medieval world. Agra is a part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is a part of the great northern plains and is situated on the west bank of river the Yamuna. Agra is 204 km south of Delhi.

Distances of Some Important Places from Agra
Allahabad 425 km
Bangalore 1858 km
Bhubaneswar 1542 km
Calcutta 1258 km
Dehradun 318 km
Delhi 204 km
Gwalior 118 km
Jaipur 232 km
Lucknow 363 km
Mumbai 1197 km
Shimla 545 km
Varanasi 577 km

Climate of Agra

The climate of Agra is extreme and tropical. Summers are extremely hot and the maximum temperature can be as high as 45 degree Celsius, while winters are cold and foggy. Heavy rains and high humidity mark the monsoon season.

Agra can be visited throughout the year, but one must avoid the extreme hot summers (April-June) and rainy season (July-Sept). The most suitable time to visit Agra is in winters.
History Of Taj Mahal
Epitome Of Love -Taj Mahal

Shahjahan, who was a passionate builder, now decided to erect a memorial to his queen in pristine marble that the world would never forget. The site selected for the tomb was a garden by the Yamuna river, unshadowed by any other structure. The garden had been laid by Raja Man Singh of Amber and now belonged to his grndson, Raja Jai Singh.
By a royal firman, Shahjahan gave Jai Singh four havelis in exchange for the garden. The site was also chosen because it was located on a bend in the river, and so could be seen from Shahjahan’s personal palace in Agra Fort, further upstream.

Construction Of The Mausoleum - Taj Mahal
Work on the mausoleum began in 1633 and 20,000 workers laboured for 17 years to build it. The most skilled architects, inlay craftsmen, calligraphers, stone-carvers and masons came from all across Indian and lands as distant as Persia and Turkey.

The master mason was from Baghdab, an expert in building the double dome from Persia, and an inlay specialist from Delhi.


ebizzkolkata said...

Taj mahal is one of the wonder among the 7 wounder. It was made by Sahjahan on the memory of Mumtaj.

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History of Taj Mahal - Shah Jahan was a Mughal emperor that ruled most of northern India from the early 16th to the mid 18th-century. After the death of his father, King Jahangir, in 1627, Shah Jahan emerged the victor of a bitter power struggle with his brothers, and crowned himself emperor at Agra in 1628.The Taj Mahal is one of the famous building created by him. Hostory of Taj mahal is a very confusing with a lot of hidden facts. For more about Taj visit Taj Mahal India Tours.

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