Taj Mahal, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is located along the banks of the Yamuna River in the heart of the city of Agra. Agra is in Uttar Pradesh state in Northern India and was the capital of the Mughal Empire. The strategic location of the Taj Mahal adds to its enchantment. The magnificent view of the glorious marble building is enhanced by different colors during the day and night, there are times that reflections from the water of Yamuna river bounce off the structure. Because of the location of Taj Mahal, the unique beauty of this spectacular marvel is enhanced during sunset and sunrise.
You can see the scenic view from the backside of the structure. The Taj Mahal looks like a mirage from the Agra Red Fort. Shah Jahan used to gaze at this beauty during the last years of his life, when he was kept in prison by his son Aurangzeb.
The distance between Agra and Delhi, capital of India is 204 km and approximately 4 hours’ drive from Delhi. The roads connecting these two cities are adequate. Flights from Delhi to Agra are available. Even the railroad system from Agra to Delhi is good. Taj Mahal can be visited any time during the year but the preferred time is in winter (September to March). You can visit the Taj Mahal during the Taj Mahotsava in February. During that time, folk artists from all over India come to perform. It is closed only on Friday.
The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Apart from being a mausoleum, the Taj Mahal consists of many iconic structures such as a mosque, beautiful minarets, and the Taj Mahal gardens. The gardens in the Taj Mahal are divided by waterways. It is a major tourist destination in India. The Taj Mahal is one of the most spectacular creations that symbolize eternal love.