Taj Mahal and Agra Holidays in India

1) Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is one of Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is an unparallel monument among the constructions of Mughal period. It has made the name of Anjumandbanu, the queen of Shahjahan, immortal, all over the world. She was popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal.
Shahjahan built this beautiful and grand Taj, in her memory after she died in 1631. Four-and-a-half corer rupees were spent, in those days, in constructing Taj Mahal. Its construction started in 1631 and was completed in 1653. It was built on a raised platform of marble, on the banks of Yamuna.
It has an attractive entrance. There is a dome in marble pieces and precious stones. Above all, there are beautiful gardens suurounding it and the fountains complete the glory and beauty of it.
The grave of Mumtaz lies in the centre of Taj. It is surrounded by beautiful artistic octagonal fence, carved out of stone. A beautiful saying is inscribed on one of its arch’s – ” Pious hearts are welcome in the garden of Paradise.” The grandeur of Taj attracts thousands of people every year.
2) Red Fort
This fort was built by Shahjahan in 1638. It took him at least 10 years to build it. Red stone is used in this Mughal style architecture. This fort has two arch shaped entrances and marble domes.
This fort includes Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Rang mahal, Glass palace of Mumtaz, Moti Masjid by Aurangzeb, Lahori Gate, Mina bazaar and Mughal Garden.
Peacock throne is best artistic creation of this fort, which Nadir Shah took along with him to Iran after looting Delhi. The ceiling of the marble walled room of Diwan-e-Khas is carved with silver.
It also has the royal bath and Rang Mahal. Now, flag hoisting is carried out every year on the occasion of national festivals.
If you have some more time in your vacations you may visit Mumbai as well. Here is a place in Mumbai you wont forget in your entire life.
3) Juhu Beach, Mumbai
Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra state is one of the most popular cities of India. This is the place where Indian cinemas (Bollywood/Hindi cinemas) are made. Juhu is a popular area in Western Mumbai, and the most popular site in Juhu area is the beautiful Juhu beach. Juhu beach is the most beautiful and important beach in Mumbai.
The distance from VT railway station to Juhu beach is approximately 19 kms. You can easily reach Juhu beach either on your own vehicle or by public transport.
Juhu beach is highly crowded during week ends and evenings. It is always pleasure to watch sun rise or sun set in Juhu. Also, if you want to taste the local food of Mumbai, Juhu beach is the best destination for the same. Juhu beach is clean, neat and comparitively well maintained beach.
Your visit to Mumbai is incomplete if you don’t go to Juhu beach. Ensure that you visit this place when you visit Mumbai.

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