The spectacular building with its architectural vastness is eminent all over the world. It is listed as one of the 8 wonders of the world; it represents North India’s rich and glorious history. Everybody gets astonished with its curving, gently swelling dome and square base, entirely built by white marbles. This amazing building stands on the bank of the Yamuna River. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 in the memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim Persian Princess.
Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty laid out the first Persian garden on the bank of the Yamuna River.His grandson; Akbar raised the towering parapets of the great Red Fort. Jahagir built rose-red palaces, courts, gardens within its walls; Shah Jahan proved his deep love to his beloved wife building a mausoleum, housing the tomb of Queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber in greater grandeur that has never been done before by anyone.
More than twenty thousand masons and workers built Taj Mahal in about twenty two years. After the completion of the monument as the story goes, their hands were chopped off. So that they couldnot build the pair of the Taj.During the last three centuries, the glory of the Taj has not dimmed the least. It still commands the first position among the buildings of the world. In order to reach the main building. One has to pass through a huge gateway of red stones. There are symmetrical cypress trees surrounding the building.
The Taj is built on a raised platform. The outstanding spiral minarets enhance its beauty. The tombs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal are inlaid with precious stones, on the walls of the building are carved verses from the Holy Koran.The mausoleum looks like a fairy dressed in a spotless white attire. On a moonlit night, its beauty penetrates the interstices of mind so as to remain there for ever. Tagore hails the Taj as "a tear frozen on the cheek of eternity". The Taj is immortal. It may be called beauty concretized in pure white marble and as such a joy for ever.
Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu to Delhi, fly from Delhi to Agra, Transfer to hotel. O/N in Agra
Day 02:Tour around Taj Mahal/ Agra Fort/Fatehepur Sikiri/Sikandar. O/N in Agra
Day 03:Agra to Delhi, 200 km/ 4 hrs. Do sightseeing & drive to airport/ Fly to Kathmandu