Taj Mahal - one the Seven Wonders of the World


Built by The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1653, the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world and is one the Seven Wonders of the World.

Located in Agra in India the Taj Mahal was built as a monument to the Emperor’s beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died giving birth to their fourteenth child. Taking twenty two years and with the hands of 22000 labours what we know as the Taj Mahal was built, enabling Emperor Shah Jahan to for fill a promise to his wife as she lay on her death bed, that he will build the world’s most beautiful monument in honour of her!

The building itself has been built entirely out of white marble, bought in especially from all over Asia costing approximately 32 million rupees which would have been the equivalent of £442000. This fascinating piece of architecture is built with a high boundary wall and at each corner has big octagonal pavilions, but perhaps the most impressive feature is the elegant dome which is 80 ft high and 60 ft wide! The beautiful Taj Mahal with semi precious stone inlaid in to the marble is also the resting place of Mumtaz Mahal and the Emperor Sha Jahan himself.

The Taj Mahal today is open to the public and is one of India’s most popular tourist attractions; many tourists include a trip to the Taj Mahal as part of their holiday to India and many include in a tour of India, including cycling holidays, walking tours and more. This beautiful monument is the ultimate symbol of true love and is a must see tourist attraction!

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