The Taj Mahal in Agra is one of the seven wonders of the world, and to know why, it is enough to look at its magnificence. The Taj Mahal story adds a feeling to this wonder: a feeling that is full of love, loss, remorse and again love. Because if it had not been for love, the world would have lost a clear example of how people base their relationships.

This is an example of how deep a man can love his wife, that even after she only remains as a memory, he made sure that his memory never fades. This man was the Mongol emperor Shah Jahan, who was deeply in love with Mumtaz Mahal, his beloved wife. She was a Persian Muslim princess (her maiden name was Arjumand Banu Begum before), he was the son of the Mongol emperor Jehangir and grandson of Akbar the Great. Shah Jahan was 14 years old when he met Mumtaz and fell deeply in love with her, five years later in 1612, they got married 7 Daystaj-mahal-1024Suggested Tour Packages – Travel India Golden Triangle

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Mumtaz Mahal, the inseparable companion of ShahJahan, died in 1631 when she gave birth to her 14th child. It was in memory of his beloved wife that ShahJahan built a magnificent monument as a tribute to her, the one we now know as “TajMahal”. The construction of the TajMahal began in the year 1631. Bricklayers, stonemasons, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome builders and other artists were required from throughout the empire including Central Asia and Iran, and it took approximately 22 years to build what is currently We can observe. An epitome of love, he used the service of 22,000 workers and 1,000 elephants.

The monument was built entirely of white marble that was brought from all of India and central Asia. After spending approximately 32 million rupees ($ 68,000 US dollars). The TajMahal was completely built in the year of 1653.

Just when the Taj Mahal was about to be fully built, ShahJahan was dismissed by his son Aurangzeb and was placed under arrest very close to Agra Fort. ShahJahan, lies buried in this same mausoleum with his beloved wife.

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Immersing itself more in history, it was at the end of the 19th century that the English viceroy Lord Curzo ordered a total restoration project, which was completed in 1908, as a measure to restore what was lost during the Indian rebellion of 1857: the TajMahal It was tainted by British soldiers and government officials who deprived the monument of its immaculate beauty by extracting precious stones and lapis lazuli from its walls.

In addition, the English-style lawn we see today adds beauty to the TajMahal, it was remodeled at the same time. Despite the prevailing controversies, ancient and present threats of the Indo-Pakistani war as well as the pollution of the environment, the Taj Mahal is the personification of love that continues to shine and attract millions of people around the world.