Taj mahal is a great construction which was done in India many years ago. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It was planned and built very very perfectly that it has become a wonder of the world which attracted every human all over the world with its decoration and architecture. It is one of the great national monuments of India.
Tajmahal in Agra
This great construction was done in Agra near Yamuna river which is a famous tourist place now in Uttar Pradesh. People from all over the world visit this place to see Taj Mahal and understand the great architectural heritage of India.
A symbol of love
Taj Mahal was such a great structure or construction which was built only as a memory for love. Shah Jahan was deeply in love with Mumtaz mahal and when she died her dead body was taken to Agra and buried.In that place he built and gifted this incredible construction or structure to her soul and showed a great love to this world.
Shah Jahan had a wife named Mumtaz mahal whom he loved a lot among all other wives.He had many children and most of the children were of Mumtaz only. She used to go with him to wars and give him company. And once she had to go with him to a war campaign and died there giving birth to her 14th child. When she was alive she took promise from him that he would visit her tomb every year on her death day and he would marry again. Shah Jahan could’nt bear her death and was in sorrow for two years and wanted to construct a great structure which he wanted as a memory of her and as a tribute for her. He also wanted the whole world know about his endless love which he had for her.
Construction of Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan started this construction after the sorrow of two years. He wanted to have her memories live forever in a structural form. Many years of efforts and work made a great structure of love. It took 22 years to have this great architecture into a reality. Many thousands of people worked for this and succeeded in finishing the construction. According the historical information 20,000 workers had worked whose hands had been cut off as Shah Jahan did not want them constructing any such architecture again all over the world.
Great architects for Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan wanted and dreamt an incredible vision of structure and gave a call to many great architects from all over the world to take part. A very experienced and talented architect of Persia named Ustad isa was called to design the architecture for Taj Mahal. He planned and designed it in Islamic , Indian and Persian architectural styles.
How to Reach Taj Mahal and Exact Location
|Agra airport (AGR) is a military airbase 12.5 km away from the city.|
There are also luxury trains that stop at Agra such as Palace on Wheels.
The main bus stations in Agra are Idgah and Agra Fort and there are scheduled, air-conditioned and luxury buses from Delhi, Jaipur, Gualior, Jhansi and Lucknow.
There are many modern highways that we can drive and also reach Agra comfortably and easily.