Commonwealth Games - Taj Mahal Excursion Trip

Publicado  Thursday, July 1, 2010

So, now if you are planning to have a full-fledged fun in the most awaited Common Wealth Games 2010, do space some time to enjoy the travel attractions in and around Delhi. Opportunity knocks only a few time a its worthy to take full advantage of it. The nineteenth editions of the Commonwealth games are to be scheduled between 3rdOctober and 14th October, 2010 and North India experience best weather on the very season, whole round the year.

The preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi is going great. Apart from undergoing a sightseeing tour to Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar and lot more, tourist can plan to have a fabulous excursion to Agra. The city is privileged to have the architectural brilliance of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb and a number of Mughal gardens.

Tourist attractions in Taj Mahal.

An epitome of Mughal Love, Taj Mahal is among the seven wonders of the world. It is located on the bank of river Yamuna in Agra and was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. The white-washed edifice is one of the masterpiece of architecture all over the globe and till date no one can measure its ultimate beauty.

Taj Mahal Architecture

Taj Mahal was constructed between 1631 to 1653. It represents the awe-inspiring fusion of Persian, Central Asian and Islamic style of architecture. The entire complex is sub-divided into five major parts, namely:

The main gateway (Darwaza)
The gardens (Bageecha)
The mosque (Masjid)
The rest house(Naqqar Khana) and
The main mausoleum (Rauza)

Excellent calligraphy and marble work can be seen in the four minarets, all of which measures about 162.5 feet. The Centarl dome is 213 feet in height, while its diameter measures about 58 feet. One can also see the verses inscribed from the sacred Quran. History says that Persian calligrapher, Amanat Khan has chosen the passages for inscribing the meaning of words from the Quran like 'The Sun', ' The Purity of Faith', ' The Daybreak' 'The Morning Light' etc.

Night Sight at Taj Mahal

Spending in the premises of Taj Mahal on the full-moon nights are simply speechless. Light and sound shows are organized for the tourist, which depicts the history of the monument. Entry fee for international visitors is around Rs 970, while for national tourist its only Rs.110.

Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal

The best time to undergo a Taj Mahal visit is from October to March.

How to reach:
Agra is situated 204 km to the south of Delhi

By Air:
Tourist can opt for flights from Delhi to Agra Airport, located 7 km from the city center.

By Rail:
Trains like Palace on Wheels, Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Taj Express connects Agra with Delhi.

By Road:
Regular bus service operated by State and Private Transport connects Agra with Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura etc.

Resource: http://ezinearticles.com/?Commonwealth-Games---Taj-Mahal-Excursion-Trip&id=3224569

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