The Taj Mahal in Agra, India is the embodiment of Mughal art. Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of this beautiful monument started in the year 1632 and completed in 1653. Constructed by 20,000 people this white marble mausoleum is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A group of the world’s finest inlay craftsmen, architects, stone-carvers, calligraphers and mansions were appointed to create this monument. This marble monument is an ecstatic combination of the Mughal, Hindu and Persian architecture.
The construction of Taj Mahal involved great craftsmanship and mastery. It is the optimum specimen of architecture. Built by the some of the most famous craftsman and architects from all around the world, this monument is nothing less than a master piece. It is adorned with several gems and semi-precious stones. The various elements and materials that were used in constructing this monument were imported from all across the world and different parts of India. The different marbles that were used in the construction of this monument were from different parts of India. The rock-spar and yellow marble is from the bank of Narmada river, white marble is from Makrana, Rajasthan, red sandstone from Sikri and black marble from Charkoh. Beautiful gems used in the monument were from different parts of the world like the crystal and Jade were from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Sapphires were from Sri Lanka, diamonds were from Hyderabad, Lapis were from Afghanistan, Amethyst was from Persia and Malachite were from Russia.
A symbol of Love
Taj Mahal is considered to be the epitome of love that any lover can have for his or her beloved. It was the eternal love of the Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal that led him to construct this beautiful white stone master piece as a memoir of their everlasting love. The magnificence of Taj Mahal creates magic in the eyes of the beholders. The visitor to this amazing monument is left amazed by the mystic and extravagance of this master piece.
One of the Seven Wonders
Taj Mahal being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is the most sought after tourist destination among tourists from different parts of the world. It is truly said that one has to visit this amazing place to experience the magnificence of this enchanting monument. The delightful sites of this monument during all times of the day are worth watching. In the morning, the monument has a pink hue that shifts to pearly cream in the noon and looks the most stunning in glittering white shade in the moonlight.
You have to see the beauty of this eternal monument to believe its true extravaganza. There are astonishing magical charms of this place that leave u mesmerized. The fantastic optical effects create an illusion which is magical to see.
The timeless beauty and charm of Taj Mahal can be experienced only on visiting this beautiful monument.