The Taj Mahal is a monument which speaks a love story. It is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. This monument was built in 1632 by an emperor Shah Jahan of the Mughal Dynasty. This was the monument which gave India a great identity of being able to create a wonder of the world. This monument satisfied every parameter to become a wonder of the world. You talk about the strength, the architecture, the beauty, the intricacy, the costs, the labor, the premises, the garden, the museum, the mosque or the grave; everything is completely perfect. I went over there on Taj Mahal tour from Delhi and I cannot resist writing about it.
The Cause of Making the Taj Mahal
Everybody knows that the Taj Mahal was made by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal when she passed away. People also know that Shah Jahan tried his best to make the Taj Mahal as beautiful as Mumtaz Mahal was. But there are very few people who know why Shah Jahan got so inclined towards Mumtaz Mahal. Actually, Mumtaz Mahal passed away while delivering their 14th child. She was in labor pain for around 2 days continued. This is the major reason why the Taj Mahal was built as a tribute to her.
The Taj Museum
The Taj Museum is a very important place in the Taj Mahal. The Taj museum is the place where there are all the important things and documents related to the Taj Mahal. It has the initial plans for making the Taj. You will get an opportunity to see various beautiful antique items. These items are not even spoken about very much. So when you come back from your trip, you will have something to tell people that others may not have. So do remember to visit the Taj museum also.
The Taj Garden
The Taj garden is out of the Taj Mahal. Overall the area of the Taj Mahal is very big. It has a lot of things. The garden area is a good place to start the romance as soon as you enter the Taj Mahal. The garden area has 4 minarets. These minarets are located quite away from the main monument. This distance was maintained to make sure that in case the minarets fall, then they do not touch the main building at all. Everything made over there has a very carefully thought.
While making the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan spent in scads of money. He imported different precious metals from various countries in Asia. It included different kinds of jewels and diamonds. He hasn’t only imported the things, but also outsourced the labor. This was done to make sure the monument gets completed within the time limit.
The White Marble
As far as the white marble was concerned, it was not imported. It was bought from Jaipur. The white marble was the biggest charm. As we know, the different textures shown by the Taj Mahal at different times of the day. It gives a very different shine because of the white marble.
The Foundation of the Taj Mahal
It is very interesting to know how the Taj Mahal is standing direct even after 4 centuries. When we all know marble is not as concrete as cement. The secret is that its foundation is made up of timber. The water of the river Yamuna gives strength to it and this is how the Taj Mahal is still standing strong and beautiful.