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Tajmahal Tour Packages : Taj Mahal is considered by many as the finest example of Mughal Architecture and recognized as the Jewel of Muslim art. Admired universally as masterpiece of the world’s heritage. Taj Mahal, “Crown of Palaces” was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife Arjumand Bano Begam (6th April 1593 – 17th June 1631), who was given the title of Mumtaz Mahal (the chosen one of the palace)by her husband Shah Jahan (King of the world) Shah Jahan was his imperial name, before he was known as A’la Azad Abul Muzaffar Shahab ud Din Mohammad Khurram or as Sahazada Khurram. He was the favourite of his grandfather the legendary Akbar the Great (Holiday packages in Tajmahal).

Arjumand Bano Begam urf Mumtaz Mahal was daughter of Abdul Hasan Asaf Khan, a Persian Nobel, and was niece (later daughter-in-law) of Empress Nur Jehan the wife of Emperor Jahangir. Married to Saha Jahan on 10th May 1612, she was the most favourite of Saha Jahan. While giving birth to her fourteenth child, she died in Burhanpur. Her body was temporarily buried at Burhanpur in a walled garden known as Zainabad on the bank of Tapti River. It is believed that after her death, the Empror Saha Jahan went into secluded mourning for one year and when he appeard again, his hair had turned white and back was bent. In December 1631 the body of Mumtaz Mahal was transported in a golden casket back to Agra to be rested in the mausoleum called The Taj Mahal, the monument of love, which took almost 22 year to complete by thousands of artisans and craftsmen, costing about 32 million rupees.

The construction of Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects including Ustad Ahmad Lahouri, considered to be the chief designer of Taj Mahal, Abdul Karim Mamur Khan, Makramat Khan. However, it is also believed that Ustad Isa Muhammad Effendi, popularly known as Ustad Isa, was the chief architect of the Taj Mahal. Ustad Isa was a Persian architect from Iran.

It took about 12 years to complete the tomb and the plinth. The other parts of the complex took another 10 years. It is said that over 1000 elephants were used to transport building materials which was sourced from all over India Travel and Asia. The white translucent marble was sourced from Makrana in Rajasthan, Jade and crystal from China, the lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, Jasper from Punjab, the turquoise from Tibet, sapphire from Sri Lanka and camelian came from Arabia. In total, 28 types of precious and semi precious stones were inlaid into the marble.

It is said that there was a team of thirty seven men who were part of the creative unit, and used to have regular meetings with the Emperor. The Sculptors were from Bukara, Stonecutters from Baluchistan, Calligraphers from Syria and Persia, Inlayers from Southern India were brought in for the specialized work. Some of the known builders involved in Taj Mahal’s construction are;

Ustad Isa (Isa Muhammad Effendi) of Persia – Key role in architectural design.
Ismail Afandi (Ismail Khan) – Designer of the main dome.
Chiranjilal, a lapidary from Delhi – Chief Sculptor and Mosaicist.
Amanat Khan Shiraz from Iran – Chief Calligrapher.
Puru from Persia – Supervising Architect Qazim Khan from Lahore – Cast the solid gold finial.
Muhammad Hanif – Supervisor of masons Mir Abdul Karim and Mukkarimat Khan Shiraz - Financial Controller and daily production management.

Taj Mahal is open to visit from 6 am to 7 pm on weekdays, except for Fridays. It is open for night viewing on the full moon day and two days before and after, excluding Fridays and the month of Ramadan.

For Honeymooners the Taj Mahal is great ispiration, please check out our special Kerala Honeymoon Tours with Taj Mahal and other Golden Triangle Tours with Taj Mahal tour.

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Taj Mahal Tour Packages
Taj Mahal with Royal touch (Tour Code : NTM 01)
Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Samode - Jaipur - Delhi Description: : Upon arrival in Delhi, our staff will meet you at the Airport followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel...

Taj Mahal and Honeymoon Tour Packages
Taj Mahal & Honeymoon tour (Tour Code : NTM 02)
Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi Description: : Taj Mahal the monument of love, inspire the people all over the world, who believe in love, even today. There is a caplet in Urdu...

Golden Triangle Tours
Golden Triangle tour (Tour Code : NGT 01)
Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur Description: : Golden Triangle is the most popular tourist circuit in North India and includes three most visited cities of India; Delhi – Agra – Jaipur...

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Himalayas Tour Packages
Ananda - In the Himalayas (Tour Code : NHP 02)
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days Destination Covered: Delhi – Ananda-In the Himalayas - Agra Description: : On arrival at Delhi airport, Planet Holidays representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel Imperial...

Golden Triangle Tiger Tours
Golden Triangle with Tiger Tour (Tour Code : NGT 02 )
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Geejgarh - Swai Madhopur - Jaipur - Neemrana - Delhi Description: : Arrive Delhi. On arrival Planet Holidays representative will meet you at the airport transfer you to your hotel. Rooms are booked for immediate...

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Golden Triangle with Rishikesh Corbett (Tour Code : NGT 03 )
Duration: 11Nights / 12 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Corbett National Park - Ranikhet - & Golden Triangle Tour Description: : A tour specially designed for your guests to interact and experience first hand the Spiritual side of India where you will stay in the Ashrams...

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golden triangle with khajuraho
Golden Triangle with Geejgarh Khajuraho (Tour Code : NGT 04 )
Duration: 07Nights / 08 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Geejgarh - Khajuraho Description: : Arrive Delhi. Planet Holidays representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Relax at the hotel or individual activities...

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golden triangle with udaipur
Golden Triangle and Udaipur (Tour Code : NGT 05 )
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Geejgarh - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Delhi or Mumbai Description: Udaipur, popularly known as City of Lakes! It is an amazingly romantic city. The Lake Palce and Jagmandir are awe aspiring...

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golden triangle with haridwar
Golden Triangel with Yoga In Haridwar (Tour Code : NGT 06 )
Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Haridwar - Rishikesh Description: : Haridwar, Hari is one of the name of Lord Vishnu the God, and Dwar means the door, means Door of the God. Similarly Rishikesh means the Hair...

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Colourful Rajasthan with Gujarat (Tour Code : NRJ 02)
Duration: 18 Nights / 19 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar - Diu - Gondal - Wankaner - Dasada Description: : Welcome! to capital of India. Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport by our tour executive & then transfer to hotel. Overnight at Delhi...

New Programme for Rajasthan by Planet India (Tour Code : NRJ 04)
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Pushkar - Jaipur - Geejgarh - Ranthambore - Karauli - Dholpur - Agra - Delhi Description: : Arrive Delhi. On arrival special welcome with garland of flowers at the airport. Our representative will transfer you to the hotel...

Rajasthan Forts & Palaces Tour (Tour Code : NRJ 05)
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Madhogarh - Jaipur - Rohetgarh - Khimsar - Bikaner - Mandawa - Samode Description: : Rajasthan- the land of Raja’s and Maharaja’s probably has the maximum forts and palaces than in any other state of India...

Royal Rajputana (Tour Code : NRJ 06)
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days Destination Covered: Delhi - Mandawa Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Samode - Agra - Delhi Description: : This trip highlights the best of Rajasthan driving across the Thar Desert landscape dotted with mini palaces, havelies and forts...

Tajmahal Tour Packages in India: Delhi- Agra- Jaipur Tours in Rajasthan

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