History of the Taj Mahal

History of the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and is a fantastic tourist destination. People from all over the world are attracted to this monument. However, this is not just because it is a beautiful one, it is also because of its rich history.

The Taj Mahal is a monument of love. It was commissioned in 1631 by Shah Jahan when his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth while giving birth to their 14th child. Shah Jahan loved his wife and was devastated by her death. As a result, he commissioned the world’s most memorable mausoleum to be built.

The tomb is the main part of the 42 acre complex. Built with exquisite white marble, the tomb was originally studded with jewels. The jewels were taken out during the British Raj in India, however the holes can still be seen today. The complex also includes a guest house and a mosque and is filled with well-manicured gardens. Emperor Shah Jahan is also buried in the Taj Mahal, next to the love of his life.

Many tourists visit Agra to see this monument. Its beauty is breath-taking and the story inspires many to believe in true love.