Taj Mahal Importance

Construction began: 1632
Completed: 1653
Built by: Shah Jahan
Designer: Ahmad Lahauri
Build for: in memory of                    Mumtaz Mahal
World Heritage Site: 1983
Cost of Costruction: about     32 million Rupees
Importance of Taj Mahal Agraguide



It is an object of great beauty. built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Indian and Islamic architectural styles.

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the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures

As one enters through Taj Mahal Gate, the calligraphy reads "O Soul, thou art at rest. Return to the Lord at peace with Him, and He at peace with you.

Abstract forms are used especially in the plinth, minarets, gateway, mosque, jawab, and to a lesser extent, on the surfaces of the tomb.

The complex is set around a large 300-meter square charbagh, a Mughal garden. The garden uses raised pathways that divide each of the four quarters of the garden into 16 sunken parterres or flowerbeds.

The Taj Mahal attracts from 2 to 4 million visitors annually, with more than 200,000 from overseas.

Other Places of Interest In Agra
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra
Swami Bagh Samadhi
Mankameshwar Temple
Guru ka Tal
Chini Ka Rauza
Ram Bagh
Mariam's Tomb
Mehtab Bagh
Keetham Lake

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