Travelers, we have bad news, the dome of the Taj Mahal will remain closed for works for 6 months. Traveling to India and visiting the historical monument will not be the same in 2017. It is time to advance your trip and see one of the 7 wonders of the world.
The contamination and the passage of time have transformed the white of the marble that covers the dome of the monument in a yellowish color with which the Hindu authorities have decided to finish. When traveling to India you will denote that the air quality is one of the worst in the world. There the reason for cleaning and remodeling the marble of the dome of the mausoleum. If you are thinking of traveling to India next year, advance your trip to enjoy the palace without cranes or operators. But quiet, you can visit the monument and its gardens although you will not be able to enter the dome where the emperor’s mausoleum and his wife are located.
The Taj Mahal
Travel to India and visit the Taj Mahal go hand in hand. In 2016, there were about 3 million tourists who received this monument, but what is the Taj Mahal?
What is the Taj Mahal?
The Taj Mahal, built between 1631 and 1648 by Emperor Mumtaz Mahal, is not just a building but a complex of buildings consisting of a total of 22 small domes that symbolize the 22 years that the construction lasted. But the best known is the great dome of the center, which will be closed to the public for restoration, in which the emperor’s favorite wife is buried, who died in the birth of his fourteenth daughter. In his death, the emperor ordered to create in his honor this huge mausoleum, which he estimated needed the hands of 20 thousand workers. Legend says that the emperor ordered, once the work was finished, that they cut off their hands to all of them so that no one could ever build such beauty. When traveling to India, tourists will observe the beauty of a monument built as an offering of love from the emperor to his favorite wife.
The marble that is now going to be cleaned was taken from Jodhpur quarries in elephants but the construction considered the most beautiful in the world was built with the best materials of the time.
How to get to Taj Mahal?
The mausoleum is located in a symmetrical garden, typically Muslim, divided into equal squares, crossed by a canal flanked by two rows of cypresses where its most imposing image is reflected. Today the mausoleum gardens are plowed as 350 years ago, by oxen.
The fastest way to get to Agra, the city where the monument is located, is flying from Delhi. Upon arriving in Agra, a huge and chaotic city goes to the Yamuna River, on whose banks the palace is located.
Travel to India
Traveling to India, the second most populous country in the world is one of the things to do at least once in a lifetime. Just like visiting the Taj Mahal. Next year will be a difficult year for tourism in the area but the monument will continue to impress visitors despite the works. It is also true that if you decide to advance your trip you will have to know when the best time is.
When to travel
Crowd is the trips to India that you can make. But if you want to enjoy one of the 7 wonders of the world, you have to choose the best time. The city in which it is located, Agra, has a very warm climate, especially in summer, when it can reach up to 45ºC. Therefore, the best time is between the end of October and May, that is, the autumn and winter months. If you can only travel in summer it is very possible that you know the monument in the rain, because it rains frequently.