Every year, thousands of tourists come to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, one of the greatest symbols of the passion of the man-made. The white marble mausoleum, which is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, in 2007, and previously in 1983 has accepted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal (the Jewel of the Palace) Shah Jahan’s favorite wife, who died giving birth to their 14th child, in the 17th century.
At first Shah Jahan intends to build the Taj Mahal in black marble version to show the world his grief after the death of Mumtaz Mahal and also as final resting place for him. But this plan was thwarted by his son. The construction of Taj Mahal takes time 22 years (1632-1653), employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen.
Agra is a beautiful city. Pollution such as acid rain that has damaged the marble is the greatest attraction. Most tourists do this tour just one day and leave. In fact other than the Taj there are several other options in this city very valuable. The area around the Taj Mahal serves tourists with excellent, provided hotels, restaurants, internet, and telephone services. Several attractions are located far from the city, but with easy access.
Loved every moment and without doubt the Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful things to be seen. Well worth it, the white marble mausoleum in fact of Taj Mahal that every moment facing its damage due acid rain pollution (harmful chemicals released in the air by the factories in get accumulated in the atmosphere and they combine with rain water to give acid rain) is absolutely beautiful and even seeing so many photos on the internet but feel seeing it live is indescribable. For those who have never been to India, culture shock is huge. Literally is another world, culture, habits and people. You can get quite impressed with poverty and filth of the place, gave us much grief. Try to find out a lot about India before traveling, a good tip is to buy a good guide, always bring snacks / chips in the bag and pay close attention to the water we will drink.