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Taj Mahal – The wonder of world

Have you ever visited Taj Mahal? Do you know What is it? Do you know about the story of this historic building?

If not, You can know about it after reading this article.

Taj Mahal is one of the wonder of 7 wonders of the world. It is not only a mausoleum or architecture, it is a sign of live. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan(Reigned 1628-1658) to his the tomb of his favorite wife Mumtaj Mahal.

This historic mausoleum take 21 years to complete. It was commissioned in 1632 and completed in 1653. It costs around 32 million Indian rupees to build this mausoleum. During its construction, during the construction process around 20000 artisans works under a  board of architect which was led by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. It is a combination of Persian, Indian and Mughal architecture. It’s significant design charms visitors mind.

Taj Mahal Is located on the southern bank of Yamuna river in the Indian city of agra. Taj Mahal is tiled with white marble stone which made it more significant. It’s interior design charms visitors eyes.

it’s significant dome covered with white marble stone. The dome is 35 meer high which makes Taj Mahal more significant. The big dome is encircled with 4 small domes.

The compound is set around 300 meter square Mughal garden. The garden is divided by 4 quarters. The garden is set with trees and fountain. It’s real beauty can’t be described by writing. You can’t imagine it’s beauty without seeing or visiting it.

Every year, Taj Mahal charms millions of visitors mind. More than 3 millions visitors over the world visit Taj Mahal every year.

During the world war II, Taj Mahal was attacked by Japanese Air Force in 1942. In 1965 and 1971 Taj Mahal was attacked by Pakistani bomber pilots during India-Pakistan war. Taj Mahal faced few environmental problem too. There was a Oil refining industry named “Mathura Oil Refinery” near Taj Mahal. This industry causes acid rain which turning Taj Mahal yellow. This industry was opposed by Supreme Court Of India. The water level of Yamuna river is decreasing around 5 feet In every year. In 2010 cracks appeared in few parts of the tomb.

After all, Taj Mahal Is the most beautiful and historic place in the world. You can’t imagine it’s beauty without visiting. If you want to know more, you can visit the official website of Taj Mahal. The link is given below:

http://tajmahal.gov.in/home.html

I’ll be pleased if this little article helps you to know a little bit about Taj Mahal, thank you.

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