About Taj Mahal

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Nestling beside the banks of River Yamuna and featuring as one of the Seven Wonders of The World, Taj Mahal is the proud of India. This beautiful monument is also listed among UNESCO World Heritage Site. The history of this majestic mausoleum is as old as time that is compact with the eternal love story of the Mughal emperor Shah- Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

It was Mumtaz Mahal’s death that broke Shah Jahan deep inside and encouraged him to build this majestic wonder. Wrapped with huge pearly marble sheets Taj Mahal is described as “drops of tears on cheek of time” by famous and legendary poet Ranbindranath Tagore. Among all the edifice that were built during the reign of Mughals, this particular monument is something that has made a special place in the hearts of all the people in and around the country.

Famous as eternal symbol of Love, this mausoleum also changes carious shades with the changing time of the day. The sunrise and the sunset look make Taj Mahal look pinkish. While the beauty of Taj Mahal gets more enhance during the full-moon nights. It is because of this reason only that there are special night tours of Taj Mahal being arranged during full moon days.

Constructions

Taj Mahal was built in 1643 AD with white marble sheets carved with the semi-precious stones. According to historians in the construction of Taj Mahal nearly 20000 workmen and more than 1000 elephants were appointed. The complex is compact with the beautiful marble tomb along with two red sandstones. The wall carvings, calligraphy and architecture gives the perfect introduction of great sense of Mughal art.

Entry Fee INR 750 = Foreign Tourist INR 20 = National FREE = Children below 15 years (National and International) NOTE – Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.