The magnificent TajMahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is the pride of our country. It is an eternal symbol of love.
TajMahal is located at the banks of River Yamuna inAgra (Uttar Pradesh). It was built from 1632-1653, under the supervision of the architect UstadAhmad Lahauri in the Mughal Style of architecture. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got it made in the memory of his beloved wife MumtazMahal, whom he loved immensely.
The TajMahal is made of white marble, which was brought from all over India and Central Asia. The cost of construction at that time was estimated to be approximately Rs 32 million; which is equivalent to Rs52.8 billion in 2015. About 20,000 artisans worked for the construction.
This epitome of love attracts people from all over the world. Every year there are numerous tourists from the whole of the world who come to visit the splendid monument. Most of them carry miniatures of the wonderful structure with them as souvenirs when going back home.
Inspite of the fact that pollution and climatic factors are adversely affecting the Crown of Places – the TajMahal, it still remains close to the hearts of the masses and above all; one of the Wonders of the World!