Taj Mahal – a jewel in the chronicle of history, this mausoleum stands tall as the most splendid piece of architecture devoted to the feeling called love. Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the edifice took 22 years of toil by 20,000 labourers to be completed and was commissioned in 1653. The total cost of construction is said to have been 320 milions at that time. It is adorned with 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones that have been used for the inlay work and were brought in from Tibet, China, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Arabia. Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is one of the most visited tourist destinations on earth. Taj Mahal Tours is a dream come true for every tourist
The Taj that marks the zenith of aesthetic beauty and architectural brilliance is undoubtedly a living testimony of beauty personified. Built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a token of love for his most beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the beauty of the Taj Mahal is best viewed under moonlight more so because it is believed that the monument changes its colors during the full moon nights. However, the beauty of the Taj is enchanting during the day time, but its night time view, specifically during full moon is awe-inspiring and leaves an indelible impression on the minds of the beholders.