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Taj Mahal in India – Interesting Facts

By Swati Paliwal Subscribe to RSS | February 7th 2012 | Views:
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Taj Mahal is a magnificent mausoleum monument in India. It is located in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. This magnificent monument was constructed by mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the loving remembrance of his most darling & third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Hence it is also described as the Symbol of Love & Romance.

Being one of the most visited monuments in India and the world, the Taj Mahal is star attraction of India Tourism. It attracts tourists from all over the world and never fails to lure them with its architectural beauty. In the year of 1983, the Taj became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is the finest example of Mughal Architecture. The architecture of this magnificent building combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles.

Constructed in graceful white marble, Taj Mahal changes its hue at different time. It appears charming pink in the morning. It looks graceful milky white during the day. It changes its color to glowing golden in the moonlight.

The Taj Mahal in Agra is constructed in high quality white marble using 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones inlaid into the white marble. Over 1000 elephants were used to transport building materials during the construction of this most magnificent monument. It took 22 years and 22,000 people to complete the construction of the monument. Twenty thousand workers were engaged for the construction work of the splendid Taj Mahal. According to today’s money the Taj costs about 100 million us dollar.

It is said that emperor Shah Jahan ordered to cut off the hands of the workers who had constructed the Taj Mahal so that one could build anything like this building.

Today, Taj Mahal has been one of the most popular tourist attractions on India tour. A large number of domestic and international tourists Taj Mahal Tours each year and appreciate its matchless architectural beauty. Different kinds of Taj Mahal tour packages appeal tourists from all over the world. Taj Mahal luxury tours also provide tourists to see other monuments of Agra with luxurious accommodation facilities in the city. Check out Taj Mahal package for best vacation deals in Agra, India.

Swati Paliwal - About Author:
Swati Paliwal is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. She has authored many books on tour guide for Taj Mahal Package and Taj Mahal Luxury Tours.

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