Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal is a wonderful place for visitors. Every year millions of people visit the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the most popular places in India. Peoples have known the Taj Mahal is the symbol of love. The Taj Mahal involved in Mughal history. On 25 December 2014, the Archaeological Survey of India is also arranging online tickets for tourists to visit the Taj Mahal. At present, 2 to 3 million tourists visit the Taj Mahal every year. Of which 200,000 tourists are foreigners.
Location of the Taj Mahal: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra is a district of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. And Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. Taj Mahal’s website is www.tajmahal.gov.in.
Taj Mahal. Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
History of Taj Mahal: On 10 May 1612, Emperor Shah Jahan married Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz was Shah Jahan’s second wife. But Emperor Shah Jahan loved him a lot. Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife Mumtaz died on 17 June 1631. After his wife died, Emperor Shah Jahan ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal construction was started in 1632. And this construction was completed in 1648. Taj Mahal is proof of how much love he to his wife. The tombs of Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz are on the lowest floor of the Taj Mahal.
The Construction Cost of Taj Mahal: The total cost at the time has been estimated to be about 32 million Indian rupees. Which is around 52.8 billion Indian rupees based on 2015 values. The cost was the U.S. $827 million.
The Material for the Construction of the Taj Mahal: More than 1,000 elephants were used to carry construction materials during the construction work. The Taj Mahal is made of various materials brought from Asia and India. Light-flowing opaque white marble stones were brought from Rajasthan. More medium quality red, yellow, or brownstones were brought from Punjab. Hard, white, greenstone, crystal pieces were brought from China.