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Know the Taj Mahal – One of the Seven Wonders of the World

By Swati Paliwal Subscribe to RSS | January 21st 2012 | Views:
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Planning to visit the Taj Mahal in India? Well! You have taken a right decision to treasure a wonderful travel experience. The Taj Mahal, meaning Crown of Palaces, is a beautiful white marble mausoleum located in Agra city of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Widely renowned for its matchless beauty this magnificent monument was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving remembrance of his most darling wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Due to this region, the Taj is also called the Symbol of Love & Romance. You can see the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan inside this white domed marble mausoleum.

Entire world believe that the Taj is the Jewel of the Muslim art in India. Entire world admire its beauty and talk about it as one of the masterpieces of world’ heritage. The architecture of this beautiful building is the finest example of Mughal Architecture, a style which blends elements from Turkish, Persian and Indian styles of art & architecture. In the year 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

There are many interesting facts about Taj Mahal. One of the most interesting things to know is that the Taj changes its color at different times. It appears beautiful pink at the brink of dawn when the first rays of the sun hits the dome. It radiates like white pearl during the day. At dusk it shines like a perfectly carved diamond and changes its color to bright golden in the moon light. The beauty of the Taj in the full moonlit shall not fail to lure you. It is a wonderful experience to see the Taj in full moonlit – simply unforgettable.

The Taj Mahal took 22 years in completion of its construction. 22000 people worked to construct this India’s most beautiful building. Finest quality materials were used in construction. Over 1000 elephants were used to transport building materials during the construction. For decoration purpose there were 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones were used and inlaid into the white marble.

One of the most interesting but very awful facts about the Taj is Emperor ordered to cut off workers’ hand who had constructed the Taj Mahal so no one could construct the another building like this.

The Taj Mahal is also the main attraction for trip of golden triangle in India.

The Taj is today India’s star tourist attraction. During your Travel To Taj Mahal you can also see some other monuments like Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb and Buland Darwaza.

Well! Tour Taj Mahal and experience the incredible charm, incredible 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 Tour Taj Mahal and Golden Triangle in India.

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