The King Shah Jahan was built this amazing palace as a memorial for his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz was died when she was giving birth to their 14th child. That incident was unbearable to the king and a year later, he started working on to build this amazing palace for his wife. More than 20,000 workers, specialists to produce marbles screens and its inlay works with thousands of valuable stones were used in this creation. The sad part of the story was Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra by one of his sons before finishing the palace. So, he had to die at a prison by looking at making Taj Mahal through a prison window. And after the death of king in 1666, he was buried near by the tomb of his loving wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal was recognized as a World Heritage Site 1983.
Taj Mahal is a top choice of tourists who are coming to India. Millions of visitors are coming annually to Taj mahal and capture many unforgettable scenes for life. Normally it is open from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on the days except Friday. According to the visitors’ requests, the authority is planning to open it after the 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Union Tourism and Culture minister Prahlad Sing Patel was mentioned that they are planning to make the infrastructure for the night views of Taj Mahal. As the first step, they are planning to open Taj Mahal 5 nights in a month (one full moon night, two days preceding and 2 days following the full moon night). But the numbers of tourists are limited to 400 tourists (8 batches of 50 members) per night. In the case of chargers, for foreigners 750 Indian Rupees per person and for Indians it is Rs.510.
Further, the minister has mentioned that they are heading to open some other top tourists attracted places at night. The places were mentioned as Khajuraho (Madhaya Pradesh), Rajarani Temple Complex (Odisha), Dulhadeo Temple, Sheikh Chilli Tomb (Haryana), Safdarjung Tomb (Delhi), Humayun’s Tomb (Delhi), Pattedakal and Gol Gumbaz (Karnataka), Rani Vav (Gujarat), Man Mahal, Vaidhashala (Uttar Pradesh) and Chamursi (Maharashtra). They have linked this idea with main tourism campaign in India called Incredible India.