There are some monuments that never loses there charm and one such monument is Taj Mahal . Taj Mahal is located in Agra .The Taj Mahal was dedicated to Jahan’s favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth.
It is a marble structure built by the workers of the mughal emperor ‘shah jahan’ .
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The Taj Mahal is only 34,596 square feet.
The Taj mahal opens at sunrise to sunset every day (06:00 am to 06:30 pm) except Friday. Every Friday the Taj Mahal is closed and only accessible in the afternoon for Muslims to attend prayers. Nighttime: 08:30 pm to 12:30 am.
Taj Mahal’s most recognizable features is a large white dome that is often called an ‘onion dome’ due to its shape.
Taj Mahal is also known as the “crown of palaces”.
Emperor Shah Jahan intended to build another Taj Mahal in black marble across the river but a war with his sons interrupted these plans.
There is no proof to support the long-standing myth that artists and architects involved with the construction of the Taj Mahal were later put to death so that they could never “repeat such a beautiful feat.” Instead, historians believe that they were required to sign contracts.
Shah Jahan’s other wives and even his favorite servant are buried in mausoleums just outside of the Taj Mahal.