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Inside The Taj Mahal

As far as the view inside the Taj Mahal is concerned, it is as magnificent as its exterior.
The actual Taj Mahal consists of the mausoleum that is situated approximately 900 feet (275 m) away from the main entrance.
Towering almost 200 ft. (76m.) in height, the tomb stands on its own marble plinth.
Four tall minarets rise up from the corners of the white marble plinth.
They taper to a majestic height of 138 ft and are crowned with eight windowed cupolas.

The marble mausoleum is square in plan with chamfered corners. Each facade of the tomb is composed of a grand iwan framed by bands of calligraphy. The doorways inside these iwans are also adorned with calligraphy. The iwan is flanked on both sides by small double arches one over the other. They are rectangular while the arched alcoves of equal size at the angles of the tomb are semi-octagonal. Each section in the facade is well demarked on both sides by attached pilasters which rising from the plinth level of the tomb rise above the frieze and are crowned by beautiful pinnacles with lotus buds and finials. The pinnacles ornament the superstructure and help along with the other features to break the skyline gracefully.

The interior of the mausoleum comprises a lofty central chamber, a crypt immediately below this and four octagonal corner rooms originally intended to house the graves of other royal family members.











Taj Mahal Holidays
   Taj with Yoga
   Taj with Forts of Rajasthan
   Taj with Kashmir
   Taj with Heritage tour of Rajasthan
   Taj with footsteps of Buddha
   Taj with Backwaters & houseboat
   Taj with Sacred Ganges
   Taj with Tiger
   Taj with Erotic Khajuraho
   Taj with Other heritage sites
   Taj with Pushkar
   Taj with Romantic Kerala
   Taj with Goa
   Taj with Mumbai
   Taj with Kaziranga
   Taj with Ancestral roots
   Taj with Mathura & Vrindavan
   Taj with Golden Temple
   Taj Mahal with Hampi
   Taj Mahal with Varanasi
  Taj mahal with wedding
Distances From Agra
Taj Mahal Tours
   Delhi (203 km)
   Khajuraho (393 km)
   Lucknow (363 km)
   Sikandra (10 km)
   Varanasi (577 km)
   Mathura-Vrindavan (58 km)
   Gwalior (118 km)
   Jaipur (232 km)
   Same day Trip to Agra by Train
   Same day Trip to Agra by Car


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