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7th Wonder Is the Symbol of Love – Taj Mahal

Introduction

In 2007, when 100 million people around the world had voted to choose the new seventh wonder of the world, one of the incredible architectures of all time, none other than Taj Mahal got the attention of people around the globe. The Taj Mahal along with the Great Wall of China, Christ the Redeemer Statue, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, The Roman Colosseum, and Petra are new Seven Wonders of the World. All of them have their own history and creativity, but when we talk about The Taj Mahal of India, it is famous for its incredible monument and history which boosted it with the crown of” the symbol of Love”.

Basically, Taj Mahal is situated in Agra which is in Uttar Pradesh in India. The height of this outstanding building is 73 meter which is a beautiful example of Mughal architecture. The construction of the building started in 1632 and ended at around 1653, it the reign of one of the great Mughal emperor of India named Shah Jahan and his reign is considered as a golden age of Mughal emperor.

In other news

Taj Mahal comes under famous archeological site in India which was constructed approx. 465 years back. It obvious that after such a long time the marbles will start to decay gradually, hence, On 11 July 2018, a plea has rolled from supreme court of India to the government by watching the condition of one of the most beautiful buildings of the world that” Either the supreme court will shut down the Taj Mahal or government should take initiative to renovate it “in order to protect world’s third heritage site.

The inspiration of a great innovation

“Throne of the palace” or Taj Mahal is made up of Mausoleum a special kind of marble which is glorifying from so many years on the bank of the Yamuna in the Agra city. The construction of this tomb was started by the order of the fifth Mughal emperor “Shah Jahan” during 1632. He had built this in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Shah Jahan. Actually, she had died during giving birth to her 14th child. She was very lovable and precious to the emperor that he built an incredible monument in the love of his wife.

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An example of Mughal art

The center of the complex is tomb which is spread over 17 hectare includes a Mosque along with a guest house. Outside the complex, there is a fortified boundary in which a garden is flourishing. It took 32 million rupees and 20,000 artisans to complete this monument in the supervision of Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. If we talk about the monument style, it is the combination of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. The tomb is the main attraction of the complex which is embroidery of marble all around. The top of the tomb is decorated with an amazing lotus design. Interestingly, the final of the tomb was made by gold but later in the 19th century, it was replaced by the copy made up of bronze. Apart from this, there are several minarets of height 40 meters and it was designed as a proper element of the tradition of mosques.

Other places in Agra

If someone is planning to visit Agar, Apart from Taj Mahal there are many another spot to visit. They are Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Tomb of Mariam-Uz-Zamani, Jama Masjid, Musamman Burj, Guru Ka Tal, Moti Masjid, Ram Bagh, the tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah etc. That means there is a collection of many historical sites and each building have its own history. It is the very good city to know about culture, love, and passion of the great rulers of India.

Let’s track the location

People from all over the world come to see this incredible beauty in India. As we know the Taj Mahal is located in Agra which is 176 km far from the main city of Delhi, the capital of India. The nearest Railway station is about three km from Taj Mahal. over the GPS you can see it is 27 degree 10 minute, 30and half second north whereas 78 degrees, 2 minutes, 31 seconds approx. east. Well, it is exciting to know about the owner of the land where one of the Seven Wonders of the World is situated today. However, this land belonged to the king of Rajasthan called as Raja Jai sing on the base of four Cavaliers in Rajasthan. The exact address of Taj Mahal is Dharmapuri, Tajganj in Agra and pin code is 282001.

Can’t visit anytime

When we think to visit someplace always we should know the entry and closing timing of that place, same as if you are planning to visit Taj Mahal then in daytime you are allowed to visit between 6:00 am to 6:30 Pm but every Friday it is closed and only Muslims can visit for prayer between 08:30 pm to 12:30 am. Apart from this one can enjoy the night view of this monument on full moon night, 2 days before and after this day. At Holi festival, it remains open and before the night visit, you will have to collect the ticket before 24 hr. For ticket booking, one has to visit the booking center at Agra circle, 22 the mall in Agra. Only 400 visitors are allowed to visit for the night viewing and the duration would be 30-minute maximum.

The increment of charge

Recently the government has declared that upon seeing the main mausoleum, it will charge Rs 200. Mahesh Sharma, the cultural minister of India had told to media that in order to save Taj Mahal and for sustainable management will development, the cost of entry barcode ticket would be Rs 50 which was Rs 40 earlier.

Traveling facilities

As Taj Mahal is located 204 km from Delhi which is the capital of India, therefore about transportation not to worry. According to own convenient people use Airway, Roadway, railway as well as local transport. If you are planning to arrive at Agra from flight then you can take the straight fight from New Delhi, this airport is basically military based and located 12.5 km apart from Taj Mahal. If you want to enjoy the road trip to the Taj Mahal then also great transport will be offered. From Delhi you can take NH2, if you are coming from Jaipur you can think for Number 11, from Gwalior you can again take NH2 and lastly, Lucknow is also connected to NH2. So these are the four roadway offered to visit Tajo Mahan. Apart from this Railway make the transportation to Agra so smooth, as there are two other stations Raja- Ki- Mandi and Agra fort other than the main station of the city.

Whom to contact

if you stuck in any problem while visiting Agra or you have any problem in ticketing you can contact to the superintendent of Archaeologist at 22 Mall road in Agra, otherwise, the email address is also available at website asi1@gmail.com, subcircletjm1.asi@gmail.com or you can contact directly on +915622227261 and 915632330498.

Conclusion

At last, people all around the world admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal and because of it immortal history, it attracts the person from all the age. UNESCO had recorded the visitor’s number as 7-8 million in 2014.

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