Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Taj Mahal – The Symbol of Love and Beauty

The Taj Mahal is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals. In 1983, the Taj Mahal was declared as the World Heritage Site. Moreover, it was also voted by millions of people, from all over the world, on the internet to become one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’.

The Taj Mahal was built by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, in the memory of his dear wife Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It signifies as the ‘Symbol of Eternal Love.’ The Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of both Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan.

The Taj Mahal stands on the bank of river Yamuna and was constructed over a period of twenty two years, employing thousands of workers. Its construction began in the year 1631 and was completed by the year 1653. It was designed by the Iranian architect Istad Usa.

The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art that combines the Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles. It is made of white marble. It sparkles like a jewel in the moonlight. The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines. It is said to depict the moods of a woman.
This marvel is one of the most loved tourist spots in the world. Tourists from all over the world visit Agra to see the most famous and beautiful architectural wonder, Taj Mahal, which is only 135 miles away from Delhi, the capital of India.

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