Taj Mahal

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Visit Taj Mahal, a building of unsurpassed architectural beauty, regarded as one of the eight wonders in the world. Built of pure white marble, the building looks particularly stunning at dawn, sunset and moonlight. The Taj Mahal is the most famous epitome of Indian architecture. The Taj has aroused emotions in many a romantic heart from the day it came into being.

Architecture


Taj Mahal in India is a part of a complex. It sits on a platform with its all four corners trancated. The central dome, flanked by domed chambers, is 58 metre in diametre. Four slender minarets are very graceful. Calligraphy is done using precious gems like jasper and agate. The tomb is bedecked with inlaid design of flowers. Passages from the Holy Quran have been chiselled. Symmetry of architectural elements has been employed.

History
The Tajmahal in Agra was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. This is the reason it is called an 'elegy in marble'. The mausoleum holds the graves of both Mumtaz and Shahjahan.

Facts About Taj Mahal
» The Taj was built over a period of 22 years.
» 20,000 workers were employed in the construction.
» It incurred the cost of Rs. 32 million.
» Ustad Isa was the master architect.
» Construction material was brought was number of places in Asia.
 
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