“Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are but the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones”, famous among tourists who never miss out on including this destination in Itinerary for Golden Triangle in India.
Love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal that although ended back in 1631, continues to live on in the form of Taj and is considered a living example of eternal love set by the two. A short brief of their love tale is Shah Jahan the fourth Mughal emperor of India while strolling down the markets of that time caught a glimpse of a girl hawking silk and glass beads. It was love at first sight and the girl was Mumtaz Mahal. After meeting her, Shah Jahan went back to his father and declared that he wanted to marry her. The match got solemnized after five years i.e., in the year 1612. She used to accompany him everywhere, even on military campaigns. Mumtaz Mahal died in the year 1631 while giving birth to their 14th child due to some complications. While Mumtaz was on her deathbed, Shah Jahan promised her that he would never remarry and will build the richest mausoleum over her grave.
To fulfill his promise he hired thousands of workers who worked for over 20 years on the building, to embellish it with outstanding decorations including white marble screens and pietra dura inlay with semiprecious stones, now this symbol of true love is one among UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Taj Mahal, Agra is the vertebral part of Golden Triangle Holidays and an edifice that was built as an ode to love is the pride of India. This marvel is among the Seven Wonders of the World and entices every person with every bit of it. With Photography tour to Agra, Capture every nook and corner of this romantic enchantress.
The one place that can be a total delight for photography enthusiasts to capture the grandeur of the epitome of Love, Taj Mahal is the brick colored Mosque which lies on the either side of Taj. While the premises of main building are surging with visitors, get the best shot from the doorways and arches of the mosques that provide a pleasant frame to the beauty of Taj Mahal.
When you’re inside the Taj grounds you can get that all-time classic shot of the epitome reflected in the Lotus Pond as being inside the grounds allows you to get up close and personal with the world’s most gorgeous building.
Not being on the popular Tourist trial, Hathi Ghat is merely a muddy field that hasn’t much to offer except the heavenly view of Taj Mahal at Sunrise. When the first rays of the sun falls the sheer white marble of the Taj, it casts a magical spell on the whole surroundings. The sun rays seem to be playing the game of vivacious hues with the grandeur of Taj. While early in the morning with the first sun ray, when the fog started disappearing capture the most amazing photograph from Hathi Ghat, where Taj Seems like magically appearing from behind the clouds. Also, the tuk-tuk Ride to reach Hathi Ghat will only add a new delight to the whole India Triangle Tour for photography.
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan considers Mehtab Gardens as an ideal place for viewing the splendor of Taj Mahal soaking its beauty. While witnessing the charm of Mausoleum from the gardens, the photographers will only thank him more. Mehtab Gardens lies right opposite to Taj Mahal and are a perfect spot for clicking this live legend of love during the daytime from riverside. Photography Tour to Agra is the best tour plan that can be best captured with unbeatable DSLR shots.
A new delight is introduced as Taj Balloon Festival for all the discerning travelers who are also interested in capturing the beauty of this love specimen from the pristine skies of Agra. The Taj Balloon festival is organized in the month of November and will take the Agra tour to cloud nine. With the advent of winter when the whole city of Agra turns pink, capture the mesmerizing view of Taj Along with the river Yamuna. The add-on to this photography tour of Taj Mahal while Taj Balloon Festival is the local sights of Agra where kids can be seen waving from the rooftops, the entire scene altogether is relished by every photographer.
The Dusshera Ghats of river Yamuna is the next stop to capture the allure of Taj Mahal. Enjoying the old school boat-ride along the waves of river Yamuna and capture the exceptional and iconic beauty of this symbol of love.
A notable tip to capture the iconic shot of the marvelous beauty is before anybody gets in as this will give you, your own time full of peace and the memorial will be standing all alone without being surrounded by any crowd, which helps you get the click of just the building, you and surrounding nature.
The Taj Mahal is a great muse for every photographer. While thousands of photographs have been captured of the edifice of everlasting love, no photograph has done enough justice with its sheer beauty. Immerse in the beauty of this architectural marvel while Agra Tour and capture the most enchanting photographs of the lifetime.
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