Travel Guide to Taj Mahal’s Love Temple. The Taj Mahal is one of the most important pilgrimages to the Buddha Gaya. Later, I noticed that it was included in the Kashmir tour. Although inscribed on the World Heritage List, the interior of the temple may seem insignificant, but both in terms of construction and its entire structure. The background story that made it so big made me want to come to this temple. So, I had the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal after my trip to Kashmir. It is always full of tourists and people have to wait in line from early in the morning because they want to record the beauty of the morning sunrise.
How the Taj Mahal came to be
In fact, the origins of this temple are as complex as in Indian films. It is a story of love and longing in the midst of court chaos. India is home to both Hinduism and Islam, and is dominated by Muslims. The story begins with Nur Jahan, the cousin of King Shah Jahan, who built the temple. His stepmother must have shown the great power of women in the Indian court.
The Taj Mahal is said to have been similar to the I’timad-ud-Daulah tomb built by the king’s cousin Nur Jahan for his father and had influenced the king to vary the size. It is being renamed the Baby Taj Mahal today. Nur Jahan is said to have been praised for his spinning wheel. He was able to plan the whole palace, but he was the husband His sons rebelled against his son-in-law for not being important to him.
He succeeded Shah Jahan, the eldest of his sons, by overcoming his older brother, who was crowned king by his godfather. Shah Jahan was married to his niece Mumtaz Mahal by Nur Jahan himself, so he was very handsome. The Taj Mahal was dedicated to Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. She was married for 13 years and had 13 children, and at the age of 39 she gave birth to her 14th child, Mumtaz Mahal.
He has eight sons and six daughters. Not all children read. Some are stillborn; Some are born and die at an early age. Shah Jahan passed away while building the Great Taj Mahal for him on the other side of the Yamuna River as the Black Taj Mahal with black marbles in contrast to his wife’s tomb. It is said that the tomb was only at the foundation level. How rich the Mago kings were on the white marble built for the Mumtaz Mahal on this side. It is uniquely predictable. The construction materials used are so good that they have not faded for over 500 years. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person.
What’s inside the Taj Mahal?
There are actually only four tombs. Only the building is big. Therefore, the entrance is a bit small. Inside, there is a roundabout where everyone is allowed to enter, and two tombs are displayed inside. So, Tomb of King Shah Jahan and Tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. A little smaller is the queen. There are guards inside. The tomb is surrounded by iron bars. The guards will force you to come inside. They will ask you to pay for it. It really doesn’t matter. These are not real tombs. The real tomb is under that building. When you enter through the entrance, you will see a staircase leading down to the basement. It is said that you have to enter from there. Since, there are two real tombs. So, the two tombs are said to have been unveiled only on certain occasions. I do not know the dates.
How do you get to Taj Mahal?
From Yangon to Air India, Jet Airways, MAI and THAI Airways, transfer to Gaya, Kolkata, Bangkok and transfer to Delhi Airport. The shortest route is via Air India and Gaya Airport, a four-and-a-half-hour flight. With THAI Airways via Bangkok, it can take up to seven and a half hours. Estimated time from Yangon to Delhi Airport. So, take the bus back from Delhi Airport to New Delhi to Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located. Therefore, the driving time is 3 and a half hours.
Taj Mahal Admission
Admission to the building is subject to a fee. A foreigner has to pay Rs 1,000. In dollars, it costs about $ 15. When you go on tours, they are already included in the package. Admission to the Taj Mahal is only Rs 500 if you show a Myanmar passport. If you go to Agra Fort on the same day, the entrance fee is only 40. At other Forts, you only have to pay 50.
Opening hours Closing time
Very precisely, the front and back gates to the shrine are opened 30 minutes before sunrise and closed 30 minutes before sunset. Ticket counters also open one hour before sunrise and close 45 minutes before sunset. The South Gate opens at 8 am and closes at 5 pm. The Taj Museum opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
Tight security entry (Travel Guide)
It takes a lot of patience to get inside, so you have to line up. It does not take long to check. If you do not carry as many backpacks and luggage as you can, you can get it done quickly. It takes a Fri time to examine women. If you do not go early, you may end up frustrated with the daytime temperatures.
The weather (Travel Guide)
It’s quite hot. Therefore, in the morning, I would break out in a sweat with the crowd. So, Take a photo of the beauty of the sunrise in the morning. Avoiding the crowd. It is best to leave early in the morning, as the weather is not too hot.
To do Things to avoid (Travel Guide)
Tourists should be aware that when visiting the Taj Mahal, they will provide you with a pair of shoes that cover the top of the shoe (to keep dust out of the building, and that travelers do not have to take off their shoes) and a small bottle of water and a map. Free minibus rides from the main road to the inner ticket gate. As is customary in India, you have to carry tip money. Other things to avoid:
Eating and smoking
Alcohol and drug abuse
Bring something sharp and some other mobile accessories
To turn off the phone without talking on the phone
You can not bring a tripod. (Selfie Stick allowed)
I was allowed to bring a camera.
Scratches are not allowed on the walls or the building
Photography and video are not allowed inside the temple
Noise is not allowed inside the temple
Taj Mahal great for photography (Travel Guide)
The main purpose of going to this Taj Mahal is to get some beautiful photos. To capture the beauty of the cave at sunrise in the morning. And to capture the beauty of the park and the pool. But if you have high hopes, you will get hurt (as Ma Khine Gyi said in the movie Sword in the Chest). That’s right. With so many people, it can be very difficult to get a good picture. We also had a lot of looting. The pictures taken from the Yamuna River next to the Taj Mahal are also beautiful. I was not allowed to shoot. So even if you take a picture, you can expect a lot of good pictures.
So you should consider India to visit the magnificent building while feeling the love of the king who built the magnificent temple of Alwan because of his great love. This is not the only place. I would like to say that there are still some great places to visit in India.