Taj Mahal Agra is by far the most famous Indian tourist attraction.
India is a travel destination with an impressive cultural heritage, where, as a fan of cultural sightseeing tours, you must go at least once in your life.
One of the Agra monuments that you should mark on your travel guide to India is Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, considered one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Located in the city of Agra, at an hour and a half away from the capital (New Delhi), the Taj Mahal is a great artwork that impresses with its size, unique architectural design, but also by his story. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Persian princess Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Banu was her real name) as proof of their love. The construction of the mausoleum began a year after her death and was completed in 1653, after 22 years.
The Taj Mahal Agra lies along the Yamuna River, and consists of a large dome with four minarets and a mosque, surrounding a splendid interior garden.
The countless gemstones engraved in the white marble make it appear that the monument has different colors at different times of day, depending on the intensity of sunlight or moonlight.
So, if you are choosing India as your next travel destination, make sure to put Taj Mahal on your Agra sightseeing tour.