Taj Mahal Day Tour– Sunrise / Sunset

Departure Date

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Duration

Sightseeing

Views

1825

Maximum Seats

6

Taj Mahal Day Tour– Sunrise / Sunset

  • A white marble tomb built in 1631 – 48 in Agra, the seat of the Mughal Empire, by Shah Jehan for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal born as Arjumand Banu Begum, the monument sums up many of the formal themes that have played through Islamic architecture. Its refined elegance is a conspicuous contrast both to the Hindu architecture of pre-Islamic India, with its thick walls, corbelled arches and heavy lintels, and to the Indo-Islamic styles, in which Hindu elements are combined with an eclectic assortment of motifs from Persian and Turkish sources. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as ‘The Jewel of Muslim Art’ in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.

• Today proceed for a 2 hours visit of one of the top wonders of the modern world.

• The Taj is an experience of its own kind, while on the one hand, its magnanimity is so sublime, so on the other, the exquisite inlay work and detailed craftsmanship together with the calligraphy are simply amazing. The combination simply leaves one absolutely mesmerized. The sheer splendour of the mausoleum is consummate, and the vastness is simply monumental. The tomb is at the northern end having an expanse of greenery and fountains between it and the gateways. The ceiling is adorned with floral patterns and the décor of floors with geometric designs. The inner of the main structure is in lakhauri [a kind of earthen brick], which have been carefully covered with marble, whereas the adjoining structures are covered with red sandstone.

• As one goes around, the most breathtaking part remains the exquisite inlay work that looks up from every nook and corner of the façade. The blooms are worked out in immense detail and every dot and alphabet of the Holy Quran is neatly etched, cut and inlaid to perfection. The moods of the Taj vary from dawn to dusk. It looks milky white in the soft light that characterizes early morning, while the afternoon sun makes it glisten bright and dazzling in the overhead sunlight, almost looking like a jewel against the opaque blue of the skyline and then comes a moonlit Taj breaking into the night sky, majestic and simply beautiful in a sense that cannot be put into words. The sensuous appeal can never be more heightened as on a full moon night when it shines like a pearl making the visitor stand agape at the spectacle. The romanticism and sheer majesty of the structure is unbelievably true! No wonder if millions of people chose it amongst the World’s top wonders.

  • This tour will not operate on Fridays due to closure of Taj Mahal.
  • Timing : Sunrise & Sunset.
  • Meal as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private Transportation for the visits.
  • Professional local English speaking city guide for visits.
  • Admission Fees of visiting sites as per itinerary.
  • All local government taxes wherever applicable.
  • Items of a personal nature, such as telephone calls and beverages including wines, liquors, soft drinks, Meal (Lunch) list in the program
  • Tips & Gratuities to guide(s) and to chauffeur(s)
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond Apollo Voyages and its associate office.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Please carry valid identity proofs (passport, driving license etc).
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended. This is very important while visiting religious places.
  • Always carry bottled water or packaged mineral water.
  • Avoid taking street food unless you are into experimenting.
  • Take care of your belongings while travelling in a crowded public place.
  • Keep photocopies of your passport in the hotel locker.
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