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Shah Burj

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Shah Burj

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Taj Mahal Virtual Tour with a Guide(Online Experience )

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This is a virtual private experience, which will be explained by a local guide ,You shall meet online in a meeting with Guide .I would explain about each part of Tajmahal including The beautiful doors ,Inlay Work over the walls ,The Tomb Stones and the garden and many more other things. by sharing photos and vedio of Tajmahal complex .<br><br>You will experience the wonderful pictures of the Taj Mahal, I will explain in detail each part and share stories about Tajmahal along with the love story of King and Queen and how this beautiful monument was built and How much hard work was involved to finish this huge complex.<br><br>At the End of the tour ,I shall provide you some time andYou are free to ask questions about Tajmahal or anything about India .<br><br>Please Note : This tour is available as per your suitable timing according to your country standard time .if you don’t find your preferred timing while booking the tour then please send us a message so we can organise the tour accordingly
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nahidau wrote a review Nov. 2020
Mumbai, India15 contributions
Beauty, History, Take a tour guide, lovely clicks, ensure that you have a couple of hours to go through the monuments well.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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SalimM wrote a review Feb. 2020
London, United Kingdom1,693 contributions251 helpful votes
This is a tower located in the Agra fort. According to our chirpy guide it was built in early 1600 by Shah Jahan (yes the guy was an impulsive builder) for his missus Mumtaz. Apparently, it was covered by precious stones but no longer there. Each successive dynasty or rule helped themselves to the valuables. There is a separate fee to visit this part of the fort but you get a good view of the Taj mahal. It is here the old man spent his last days gazing at the Taj when he was locked up. Sad eh.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Brun066 wrote a review Nov. 2019
Florence, Italy9,898 contributions1,020 helpful votes
As is known, Agra Fort was the undisputed political center of the Mughal Empire since its construction by the emperor Akbar the Great (construction begun in 1565) and until the transfer of the capital from Agra to Delhi (1638); with some important intervals, such as the 1569-1584 one, when the capital was Fatehpur Sikri, and the 1584-1598 one, when the capital was Lahore. In any case, in all these years, the Fort has been affected by many, substantial building additions, carried out even at the price of the demolition of pre-existing parts. The result is a very varied collection of building types, which makes the fort an almost unique "emporium" of the Mughal architecture (especially after the demolitions carried out during the period of British domination within the Red Fort in Delhi); perhaps only the "abandoned capital", Fatehpur Sikri, can be compared to Agra Fort. But in this "emporium", in my opinion the excellence belongs to the Musamman Burj (ie, octgonal tower) or Shah Burj. Actually the term doesn't refer only to the octagonal tower in the strict sense (which features a gilded copper roof), but to the whole building complex that is dominated by the tower; for which really the "architecture from One Thousand and One Nights" term isn't excessive. It's rather well known that these apartments were built by Shah Jahan (the same builder of the Taj Mahal) for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, and that they were then used by Shah Jahan's son, Aurangzeb, to close insiede them his father until his death, after dethroning it. In any case, they are princely apartments among the most splendid that exist. The rooms are paved with light marble up to the top of the ceiling (but once the ceiling was also gilded); in addition, an open pavilion shows a gorgeous shallow lotus-shaped tank on the floor, featuring a water jet in the center. Floors, walls and ceiling are covered with delicate carvings. Other loggias allow views towards the Yamuna River and Taj Mahal. The whole is a splendor difficult to describe. In conclusion, the visitor can decide to skip one or the other of the buildings present in the Agra Fort. But if he skips this, he will skip an extraordinary experience.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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namanjain265 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Gwalior, India29 contributions3 helpful votes
it's a good place to visit and you will eventually reach here if you are at Agra Fort, you can see Agra from here
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Date of experience: December 2018
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jojo wrote a review Jun. 2019
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this building is very grand and majestic to say the least. very nice to see mughal heritage which ruled india
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Date of experience: June 2019
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