Taj Mahal (Travel & Volunteer Program)


A white marble tomb built in 1631 - 48 in Agra, seat of the Mughal Empire, by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum, the monument sums up many of the formal themes that have played through Islamic architecture. Its refined elegance is a conspicuous contrast both to the Hindu architecture of pre-Islamic India, with its thick walls, corbelled arches and heavy lintels, and to the Indo-Islamic styles, in which Hindu elements are combined with an eclectic assortment of motifs from Persian and Turkish sources

The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."

The Taj! An awe-inspiring poetry in marble stands high and serene by the banks of the River Yamuna is an inspiring result of the application of architectural and scientific research.

The tomb laid out in rectangular shape can be approached through an immense gateway with huge arch and alcoves strewn on either side that stands tall and erect, as though guarding something precious. Three other smaller gateways follow the red sandstone towers topped with domes in white marble together make a pretty picture.

The romanticism and sheer majesty of the structure is unbelievably true! No wonder if millions of people chose it amongst the World’s top wonders.

Details of excursion:

1    1 night and 2 days
2    Overnight stay in hotel
3    Taj Mahal visit & watch live marble artisan work
4    Journey by road : Delhi – Agra - Jaipur
5    Guided by certified Taj Mahal guide
6    Accompanied by English speaking MOI staff
7    Meal plan: Day 1: B, D only.     Day 2: B, L, D


Artisans working on marble

Itinerary of excursion

Day 1 (Tuesday)

1) Around11:00hrs transfer from Delhi to Agra
2) Hotel check in and free time
3) Dinner at hotel and overnight stay

Day 2 (Wednesday)

1) After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Taj Mahal visit
2) Lunch at Hotel. Post lunch journey to Himachal
3) Overnight in journey by train/ bus/ cab.