The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, Agra - Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, Agra - Taj Mahal mausoleum Huge funeral of white marble, the Taj Mahal was built between 1631 and 1648 in Agra, on the banks of Yamuna and order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife , Arjumand Banu Begam, also known as Mumtaz Mahal, which means in the light of the Persian palace. "Beautiful Mourrut June 17, 1631 giving birth to their fourteenth child and while she was on her way to stay in . Suddenly the campaign, she found the first burial in the garden to Zainabad Burhampur But his body was eventually moved to the Taj Mahal complex Richly decorated with reported around the world materials -.. white marble is from Rajahstan, jasper comes from Punjab, turquoise and malachite Tibet agate Yemen, coral of the Red Sea, etc. - and 28 kinds of precious stones, 1000 elephants were needed to transport all this during the construction . the central dome of the tomb is surrounded by four identical minarets, which slope outwards so that in case of an earthquake, they collapse in the direction opposite to the tomb. To the left of the monument is a mosque made of red sandstone, which was built in order to sanctify the place and provide a place of worship for pilgrims. On the right side is an exact replica symmetric of the mosque, known as the jawab, the "response", designed to maintain architectural symmetry but is not used as a mosque because it is not oriented towards Mecca. Finally, in front of the monument was the Charbagh ("four gardens") Traditional Persian planted with trees and flowers that grow in abundance. British viceroy Lord Curzon replaced by the garden typically British lawns. Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India, is a of the universally admired masterpieces of the world heritage.'s extensive garden that leads to the main building is also nice. Agra city has no real interest in itself, but watch the Taj Mahal from the one of the terraces of the city is a pleasure in itself! "
The Taj Mahal is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Moreover, the goal was to build the most beautiful mausoleum in the world. Its construction was ordered by the Emperor MogholShaâh Jahan in memory of his wife Arjumand Banu Begam died June 17, 1631 giving birth to their fourteenth child. It is said that the emperor's hair turned gray sadness in one night. He promised the world he was going to build for his wife the most beautiful monument showing his love for her. The least we can say is that the bet was held. The mausoleum is simply an architectural wonder, it is also not for nothing that he has been ranked one of the new seven wonders of the world. To locate on the map, the Taj Mahal is located in Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. To find it, you do not even need to address simply inquire. When we arrived on the scene, we do not directly see the Taj Mahal is jealously hidden behind walls, as if to prolong the suspense before revealing all its splendor. Once you walk through a long corridor, you will see after a large garden monument. The place is overrun by thousands of tourists, especially honeymooners come for a honeymoon in this place become the symbol of love. To visit the Taj Mahal and its gardens in every corner, allow at least 3 hours on site.