Thursday, March 29, 2012

Taj Mahal Tours- How to Select a Tour?

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This wonder is located in the heart of India and is a tourist attraction to foreigners all over the world. The state revenue comprises of a major contribution from the tourism industry of the city of Agra. There are various Taj Mahal tours made for the foreigners as well as the Indian residents.
The Taj Mahal is a symbol of love built by Shah Jahan to his wife Mumtaz. This piece of art took 22 years to be completed. An interesting fact is that the Emperor wanted to build the same monument in black marble for his tomb but this dream did not fulfill as he was imprisoned by his youngest son, Aurangzeb. Talking about the architecture, the colored stones used in the designing of the monument each were bought from a different country. These stones came from places like Sri Lanka.
The Taj Mahal tour packages will vary depending on the location you are coming from and the time that you want to spend there. For example, if you are from Agra and a local resident, the amount will be very small as the India travel agent is providing commute for a small distance and this will be a one day trip. The entire package will include travel from a particular place as decided by the agent and the sight seeing of the wonder. Taj Mahal and return to the agreed spot. This is a one day trip for the local people.
The other package will be mainly for tourists outside the state of Uttar Pradesh. The package will determine the items which will be included in the tour. For example, it will mention what all are included in the package like the travel, room and hotel service, food, entry fee and such other services. This should be looked into before you book the package. Sometimes, the train, bus or air fare will be included in the package if you are an outstation tourist.
By default, all the tours will include a tour guide who will explain all the history and details about the historic wonder. But it is always beneficial to know about the monument before you visit it in person. You can ask more questions to the tour guide if you know a bit about the place. There are tour organizers in many cities around the world. If you are a foreigner, then you can check the local yellow pages to find a travel agent providing the Taj Mahal tours. The prices that each of these agents will differ on the basis of the services and features that they are offering.
If you want to reduce the price of the entire package and get more benefits from it, you can opt to visit other monuments and famous tourist attractions in the country. There are various other well known attractions like the Red Fort, Chandini Chowk which is a market place for all kinds of local Delhi items and such other places.

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