Destination Landmark: The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is located in Agra city, in state of Uttar Pradesh, India, and is one of the most beautiful destination landmarks in India. It’s one the most magnificent pieces of architecture on the planet, and one of the 7 wonders of the world. The Taj was designated as a World Heritage Site (by UNESCO) in the year 1983 for being a jewel of Muslim art. It’s one of the most admired masterpieces of world’s heritage, and people from all walks of life visit India every year to check it out.

The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan, as a tribute to his 3rd wife by the name Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away while giving birth in the year 1631. It’s said that 20,000 stone carvers, artists and masons were used to build this stunning building. Shah Jahan was later imprisoned by his own son, and he lived out the rest of his days with a stunning view of Taj Mahal. To date, the Taj Mahal is considered to be a monument of eternal love. Experiencing the amazing Taj Mahal monument is more like a journey way back to the interesting Mughal Empire. It’s simply a true expression of raw emotions in structural form. This makes it the ideal place to visit if you want to memorize the love in your life.

The Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble, and its’ exquisite symmetry is mirrored by the reflecting pool which runs down the center of its’ gardens. The Taj Mahal has some really wonderful specimens of poly-chrome inlay art in the interior and the exterior on the cenotaphs, dados, and on the marbles jhajjhari around them. Its’ spectacular architectural beauty is usually more enhanced at sunset and dawn. The Taj Mahal appears to glow when there’s a full moon, and remains pearl white as the moon dazzles and accompanies it the entire night, adding to its’ elegance. On a foggy morning, you might see as if the magnificent monument is suspended, when viewed from across Jamuna river.

Best Time of Year To Visit the Taj Mahal

Well, you can visit the Taj Mahal at anytime of the year, however, the best time of year to visit the Taj is during the winter season; that is, from the months of October to March. During this season, you’ll find reasonable temperatures and clear weather which offers the most comfortable, and beautiful environment for sightseeing. That said, you should know that the Taj Mahal is kept open every day of the week except on fridays, from sunrise to sunset.