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Private Tour: Day Trip to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort from Jaipur
"After pickup from your Jaipur hotel in the morning relax on a comfortable 4-hour drive to the world-famous Taj Mahal a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spanning an area of about 1000 acres (400 hectares) this majestic architectural wonder flanked by several red-sandstone buildings offers endless incredible sights. Follow your guide on a tour and learn about the structure’s magnificent Persian
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Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour From New Delhi with Lunch
"The driver will pickup you up between 6am - 6:30AM from your hotel in New Delhi .After a 3-4 hour journey in our comfortable Car; you will reach the beautiful city of Agra. With a warm smile you will be welcomed by our English speaking guide. He will give you a brief on the city and right way take you to the most breathtaking man made structure – The Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife this white marble beauty symbolizes eternal love. It is an admirable edifice sitting amidst the perfect symmetry of Charbagh Garden the water canals and beautiful fountains drawing a large number of tourists all across the year. After you are mesmerized by this wonder of superior architectural grandeur
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Private Agra Day Trip Tour
"The tour starts with a morning drive to Agra it is better to start early so you have more time in Agra. You will meet with your English speaking guide and be taken to visit the world famous Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal explained as “a teardrop on the face of perpetuity is certainly the apex of Mughal s explained as walled splendid city built in 1566 to study the progress of Mughal structural design from red stones to white marbles.Later you will be brought to Marble place to witness craftsmen working on marble. All entry fees for Taj Mahal and """In one day visit world famous Taj Mahal explained as “a teardrop on the face of perpetuity is certainly the apex of Mughal structural design. Shah Jahan made this monument in the loving memory of his wife Empress “Mumtaz Mahal”. Also visit Agra Fort - explained as title=Highlights&1=Private+tour+is+operated+with+just+your+party+and+a+guide%2Fdriver&2=A+la+carte+lunch+included&3=All+entrance+fees+included&4=Excellent+value+for+money&5=Day+trip+%28destination+A+to+B%29&6=All+taxes%2C+fuel+surcharges+and+service+fees+
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marble carvings of the Taj Mahal Tips (21)

Taj Mahal

Now this is one of the many doors leading to the mausoleum...but this is not the one we can enter. All doors are similar. I took this pic to show the difference with the open one and the closed one. See the intricate detailings. With caligraphy adorning around the the entrance...equal size Arabic Jawi writings...of the Muslim Qoran verses, and the arches framing the doorway is decorated with flowers - i can see the lotus for sure.

Lotus seemed a big thing here...you see them even in the fountains...the buds as the water sprout

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Audrey118
Mar 23, 2004

BABY TAJ INLAY DETAIL

The inlay on some of the walls here is even more beautiful than at the Taj Mahal, it suprised me that many tourists dont bother to come and visit this site, it was the quietest place we visited in India

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BerniShand
Jan 16, 2004

Itimad-ud-Daulah

On the left bank of river Yamuna, is located the second most beautiful building in Agra; after Taj, the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Designed like a silver Jewel box in marble, this building is a marvellous example of delicacy and precision in inlay work. This tomb was the first mausoleum built on riverbank, till then only pleasure gardens were built on the riverbank. This beautiful mausoleum was built by Nur-Jahan between 1622-1625 A.D. for her father Mirza Ghiyath Beg, who was appointed the prime Minister of the Empire shortly after Nur Jahan's marriage to Jehangir and titled as 'Itimad-ud-Daulah' which means Lord Treasurer of the Empire.
The tomb building consist of a quadrangular enclosure about 550 sq. feet, one side of which faces the Yamuna River. This enclosure is pierced by four gateways in cardinal directions, out of which Eastern gateway is the main entrance gateway to the tomb and rest of three are merely ornamental.
The main tomb building is square in plan and is raised on a red sand stone plinth, in the centre of a 'Char Bagh' or four quartered garden. Hence, the overall setting of the building substantiate its aesthetic beauty.

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TomorrowsAngel
Jan 12, 2004

..........AND AGAIN

I tried to take a picture that would show the detailed inlay work, semi precious stones were inset into the marble.
We were able to recognise malachite, lapis lazuli, cornelian, turquoise, topaz and onyx at the very least

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BerniShand
Nov 20, 2003
 
 
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Taj Mahal Details

Taj Mahal is such a beautiful building, it just takes your breath and you cannot say a word!

This flowers are marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. Agra is famous for this art. Today this beautiful art suffers from the pollution. But I have heard, that now factories are not allowed near the Taj Mahal. They are working hard to reduce the air pollution.

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nepalgoods
Aug 29, 2003

Pietra Dura

floral designs on a white marble in the main tomb of Taj Mahal weren't painted. but using inlaid marble so called pietra dura. carved piece by piece then put colorful stones like small jewels inside.

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ukirsari
Nov 04, 2004

Calligraphic panels of holy Qur'an

so peaceful and amazing to read several arabic words in the entrance of the main tomb of Taj Mahal. Allahu Akbar :)

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ukirsari
Nov 04, 2004

Taj Mahal ~ Caligraphy

Look at the consistency of the arabic writing...such a great view...everything similar size running up and across the doorway

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Audrey118
Mar 23, 2004
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"Keeweechic's Agra"
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"World of the Wonders"
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diageva

"Another Agra"
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"Agra - City of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort"
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"Agra"
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AND AGAIN......

Look at the wonderful carvings of the marble on the lattice screens and doors, the workmanship is amazing, and the perfect symmetry of the building is astonishing

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BerniShand
Nov 20, 2003

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Anguri Bagh

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Fatehpur Sikri

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