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Agra, the city that holds the charming and oh-so-divine UNESCO world heritage site Taj Mahal, is one of the most visited places of India.
Being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is said to be the epitome of true love, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his gorgeous wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Be it a history buff, an avid traveller or an architecture fanatic, the monument is an attraction that is worth a visit for every single person on the planet Earth, simply because of its sheer magnetism and splendour which is hard to find anywhere else.
It is said that the amazing Taj Mahal took around 22 years and 20,000 workers to be constructed in the spell binding form in which it stands amongst us today.
Let’s Take a Peek at the Entrancing ‘Taj Mahal’
Arjumand Bano Begum or Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved wife of Emperor Shah Jahan gave the world this architectural splendour in the form of Taj Mahal, departing in the realm of pure love and devotion.
The structure was commissioned in the year 1631 and is one of the most famous works of inlay carving in the whole wide world.
It is said that the beautiful white marble made to create the structure was sourced from Makrana in Rajasthan and the red sandstone was transported from Fatehpur Sikri.
A huge fleet of over 1000 elephants was used to transport the remarkable stacks of materials used to create the building. The spectacular edifice is stunningly adorned with highly precious stones like jade, crystal, turquoise, lapis lazuli, sapphire, jade, coral as well as diamonds, that were fetched from the remote lands of Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, Persia and Afghanistan.