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Taj Mahal


This beautiful structure was built by the shah in memory of this wife, later serving as Shah Jehan's prison after the throne was usurped by his son Aurangzeb.

After his death, Shah Jehan was interred in the Taj Mahal. This structure has a wonderful history attached to it and is known worldwide as a monument to love. The tomb was built after Mumtaz's untimely death whilst bearing their 14 th child. Construction began soon after her death and this love story is what built the Taj Mahal.

This monument is done in classic Persian and Mughal architecture and one of the main focuses of the Taj is the white marble tomb. The construction took at least 22 years to complete. The tomb took twelve years and the remaining complex took an additional ten years. Precious gems such as jade, turquoise, lapis and jasper were used in the construction of the complex. The entire complex was constructed of white marble brought in from Rajasthan. The complex also has a garden and several outlying buildings. The Taj Mahal attracts more than 4 million visitors annually. The date of completion for the Taj Mahal has been dated to around 1648 AD.
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To get to the Taj Mahal visitors can fly with Indian Airlines from Delhi to Agra 's Kheria Airport . It is also possible to get there by train. The Shatabdi Express and the Taj Express are two services that go to the Taj Mahal. There are also buses to Agra . As a guide, Agra to Delhi is 203 kilometers, to Mathura is 58 kilometers, to Jaipur is 236 kilometers and to Khajuraho is 393 kilometers. Taxis and rickshaws can also easily access this beautiful and wonderful site that draws so many visitors to India.
 
 
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