Taj Mahal is the perfect example of pure beauty and pure love!
Not to mention, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and also among the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in Agra district of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this beauty in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz to show his eternal love for her. A mausoleum made of white marble is the ultimate jewel of Muslim art in India.
In fact, this monument has the perfect combination of Indo-Islamic architecture.
While earlier emperors used red sandstone to build several monuments but Shah Jahan made use of white marble with semi-precious stones. However, the construction project took some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a number of architects led by the chief architect, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.
After sunset, a light and sound show is organised which is absolutely a visual delight.
Apart from the monument there are many markets and eating places around. Don’t forget to buy mini marble Taj Mahal as a souvenir to cherish the beautiful time spent in India.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION about TAJ MAHAL:
Visiting Hours: Taj Mahal is open 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset.
Entry Fees: INR 40 (Indians) and INR 1000 (Foreigners)