The taj mahal

The taj mahal
 Location Of Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is located in Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It can be reached by rail or bus. Taj Mahal is located about 6-7 km from Agra Kent railway station. Where it is easily accessible by bus or tempo.

How Reach the Taj Mahal
Agra is located about 200 km from Delhi. Here you can easily reach by airplane, roadways bus and Indian Railways. The travel time from Delhi to Agra is around 33.5hours.Youcanalsotravel by plane from Delhi.
You can go to Agra from Delhi, see the Taj Mahal and return in a day. However, if you want to see the sights of Agra and shop in the city markets, then it would be good to stay overnight. And the view of the Taj Mahal is different at night. The moon lights four nights in the night. People come from abroad to see that.

Nowadays vehicles are not allowed in the areas around the Taj Mahal to reduce the effects of pollution. Cars and buses have to be parked at a parking distance from the tomb complex and tourists can reach the Taj Mahal with non-polluting electric wires.

  Best Time Visit To The Taj Mahal
The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is from October to February. In the winter and spring months, the fun of traveling here is somewhat different. Due to the hot weather, the best summer can be saved here from July to July.
After the rainy season, in the months of October and November, views of the Taj look best, as the gardens have greenhouses spread over them. And the river Yamuna flows proudly near the Taj Mahal, which is slightly different from the monsoon after the rains. And the Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world.

 History Of Taj Mahal

The history of the Taj Mahal is also one of the greatest love stories in the world. It began in 1607 when the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan first saw the beautiful Mumtaz. She was the niece of Queen Nur Jahan. The king of Jahangir, the king expressed his desire to marry Shah Jahan and got married a few years later.
Their marriage was a blissful and khurma, who ascended the throne as Emperor Shah Jahan in 1628, after the death of his father Jahangir, taking great power from the help provided by Mumtaz. During their married life, they had 14 children, and with Shah Jahan Mumtaz Mahal traveled along the length and breadth of the Mughal Empire, and even camped near the battlefields as Shah Jahan strengthened his empire's front. .
As his confidant and life partner, Mumtaz provided the comforts of home and family, Shah Jahan was far from his royal palaces. In 1631, a military operation took place in Burhanpur, in which Mumtaz gave birth to her 14th child, Gauhar Begum, who lived to the age of 75. Shah Jahan's description in the court records of that time is very detailed. It is said of the loss of losing his beautiful wife and current partner that she went into mourning for a year, her hair turned gray and she never married after that.


The Taj Mahal Facts

Taj Mahal was built in 23 years. Construction began in 1632 and was almost completed in 1653.

Ustad Ahmad Lahori or Ustad Bija was the chief architect. Other artisans were working on the building. Amrit Khan of Shiraz, who was the chief calligrapher in Iran. Abd ul-Karim Mahur Khan and Makrat Khan, who manage finance and daily production at the construction site.
Number of workers

Around twenty thousand artisans undertook buildings, lawn laying and intricate carving and construction.
Role of elephants
More than 1,000 elephants were put to work on the construction site to carry elevators, transport logs, marble blocks and any other material needed at the construction site.
Source of material used in construction

The white marble was taken from Makrana in Rajasthan. About 28 different types of semi-precious and precious stones were used in the inlay work inside the tomb. Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan, Sapphire from Sri Lanka, Firoza from Tibet, Jade and Crystal from China, Karelian from Arabia.
Total cost of construction

Scholars have estimated that the total cost of construction of the Taj Mahal could be around 30 to 32 million rupees at that time.

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