Taj Mahal, Agra India

Usha Biswal Rout

11, Oct 2016 @ 06:35 PM
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Country: India

About Taj: This brilliant piece of Mughal architecture is situated in Agra, India, on the southern bank of the River Yamuna. The Taj Mahal was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. It is also one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj Mahal is a burial place.

History of Taj Mahal
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It was build by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan  in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the Taj Mahal took 22 years, from 1632 to 1654.  More than 20,000 workers were employed to build it. The meterial was bbrought in from all over India and Central Asia and it took a fleet of 1,000 elephants to transport it to site. About Rs. 32 crore were spent during the construction of the monument.

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The Taj Mahal stands on a square marble base 312 feet on the each side and 23 feet high. The building is a square of 186 feet on each side. Atop the entire building is a large onion-shaped structure, and the top stands 243 feet above garden level. There are parapets over each arch. Much of the decoration, apart from geometrical designs, consists of verses from the Koran written on the marble. The Taj sparkles in the moonlight when the semiprecious stones in the white marble on the main mausoleum catch the glow of the moon. It is said that the Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines.

Timings of Taj Mahal: The timings of Taj are from sunrise to sunset. Tickets are available throughout the day from 8.00 am to 5.00pm from the western and eastern gate, and at the southern gate.

Night time visiting for Taj Mahal: Don't miss an opportunity if you have to see the Taj Mahal at night time. This opportunity is is allowed only on five nights in a month except Fridays as follows. The days are Two days before the full moon night, The actual full moon night and Two days after the full moon night. Limited peoples are allowed for night visiting for Taj Mahal.

Ticket Price: Rs. 750 Foreigners, Rs. 20 for Indian and Entry Free for children below 15 years.

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