Is there anyone who isn’t aware about this beautiful monument made by out very own Shah Jahan. No, right? It is the mausoleum of Shah Jahan’s favourite wife Mumtaz. It is one of the seven wonders of the world. And also one of the three world heritage sites of Agra.
Agra is commonly identified as the city of Taj. This monument is finished in marble. It took 22 years to build and 20000 workers, masons and jewelers to build this monument. Tāj Mahal is on the south bank of the Yamuna River. It can be observed from Agra fort from where Emperor Shah Jahan gazed at it for the last eight years of his life, a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb.
Words and verses of Quran are inscribed on it. At the top of the gate are twenty-two small domes, signifying the number of years the monument took to build. Shah Jahan’s tomb was erected next to the tomb of Mumtaz by his son Aurangzeb. The interiors are decorated with fine inlay work, incorporating semi-precious stones. So let’s make sure that once in a life time we would definitely visit Taj Mahal and feel the intensity of love between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz.