Part of the 7 wonders of the world since 2000, Agra’s beautiful Taj Mahal is known as the symbol of love. Covered with a romantic story, the dramatic events that happened during its construction, make it one of the most fascinating monuments of the world. People from around the world travel far and wide just to witness this majestic icon of the India. What better way for you to visit the Taj Mahal than flying private with Excel Aviation Agra charter flight. Take a return trip to Agra in a private aircraft and enjoy your VIP travel experience with us.
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History of Taj Mahal
Famously referred to as the “teardrop on the cheek of time” by the great Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore, Taj mahal was a token of love from the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan announced his project as a tomb for his late wife who died in 1631. 20,000 Craftsmen, Artists, and skilled marble cutters from all over India were called upon to make the present-day Taj Mahal. It took nearly 15 years to complete this architectural splendour of the world.
Best time to visit Taj Mahal, Agra
Agra is a small city in the northern part of India, around 250 KMs south of the capital, Delhi. With hot summer days, and near 0-degree Celsius in the winters, the best time to visit Agra is between October and March. Post this period, summer is likely to commence in the region with temperatures of 40+ degrees on some days. Months of April, June and July are scorching hot, especially during the day time. Only after July, you will find signs of monsoon, which typically starts in early August and goes till end of September.
Taj Mahal is open to visitors from 6 AM to 7 PM every day, except on Fridays. It is closed for prayers on Friday. The monument is also open for night viewing every full moon until midnight, plus two days before and after the full moon making it a total of 5 evenings in a month.
Best spots for photos of Taj Mahal
No matter the spot you click a photograph from, Taj Mahal is picturesque and one can’t get enough of it. The behemoth structure is a bucket list photo op for every tourist visiting India.
Here’s a list of the best photo stops at Taj Mahal:
- The famous princess Dianna spot that is a bench situated just as you enter through the South gate. This location gives a well balanced view of the monument.
- Edges of the garden pool, from where the whole mausoleum is visible, and gives a clear reflection of Taj Mahal on water.
- A peaceful look through the arches of the Mosque situation on the left of the Taj
- Once you exit the tomb, there are great wide angle views of the Taj Mahal from the back left or back right corners of the monument
- If you wish to capture some of the detailing in the architecture, the carvings of the monument make a wonderful capture as you exit the tomb.
- You can also click great photos from the other side of the river if you wish to capture both, Taj and Yamuna.
Other historical sites to visit in Agra
A trip to the Taj Mahal is a one day affair. If you have more time, there are a couple of other sites to visit.
UNESCO’s world heritage site since 1983, Agra fort is also known as the sister attraction of Taj Mahal. Built by Akbar in the year 1565, Agra fort stretches over 94 acres of land. Inside the great fortress, you will find wonderful remnants of the then-present artists and architects. The halls and the tombs present inside the fort area are a must-visit for art and history enthusiasts. In 1658, Shah Jahan was imprisoned at Agra Fort, by his son, Aurangzeb.
Baby Taj Mahal
The tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah or the baby Taj Mahal is another Mausoleum and is famously believed to be the draft of the original monument. This famous structure was commissioned by Nur Jahan (wife of Jahangir), for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Mirza Ghiyas Beg was also the grandfather of Mumtaz Mahal, wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.