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Taj Mahal is translated from Persian as the "Greatest Palace"


The Taj Mahal mosque mausoleum is a recognized masterpiece of world heritage and one of the seven New Wonders of the World

The Taj Mahal is a beautiful, structurally integrated and thoughtful complex. It is located in the city of Agra near the Jumna River in India. The mosque was built in the 17th century by order of Shah Jahan, the padishah of the Mughal Empire, who dedicated the construction of the Taj Mahal to his wife Mumtaz Mahal (later the Indian shah himself was buried here).

The creation of the Taj Mahal is associated with the legend of the love of the padishah Shah Jahan and the girl Mumtaz Mahal, which traded in the local market. The Indian ruler was so fascinated by her beauty that they soon married. In a happy marriage, 14 children were born, but during the birth of the last child, Mumtaz Mahal died. Shah Jahan was depressed by the death of his beloved wife and in memory of her ordered to build a mausoleum, which is more beautiful than anywhere else.

The construction of the temple of the Taj Mahal began in 1632 and was completed in 1653. About 20 thousand craftsmen and workers from all over the empire were involved in the construction. A group of architects worked on the mosque, but the main idea belongs to Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, there is also a version that the main author of the project is the Persian architect Ustad Isa (Isa Muhammad Effendi).

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Taj Mahal reflection, India - vacation travel photos

The construction of the tomb and the platform took about 12 years. Over the next ten years, minarets, a mosque, Javab and the Great Gate were erected

The most remarkable component of the Indian Taj Mahal is the white marble dome. The walls are also made of polished translucent marble with elements of precious stones and gems (pearls, sapphires, turquoise, agate, malachite, cornelian, and others). The Taj Mahal mosque is made in accordance with the Islamic religious tradition, the interior is decorated with abstract symbols and lines from the Koran.

The Taj Mahal is considered the pearl of Muslim art in the country of India and the best example of Mughal style architecture, which combines Indian, Persian and Arabic elements. The interior of the palace used a huge amount of semi-precious and precious stones. The inner hall of the Taj Mahal is a perfect octagon.

The height of the walls is 25 meters, and the ceiling is decorated in the form of the sun and is represented by an internal dome. The Taj Mahal is a monument of eternal love, its history and architecture excite the romantics of the whole world. This is one of the most famous landmarks, usually, India is primarily associated with it.



Probably, there is no person who never in his life would have seen the image of the Taj Mahal, a magnificent snow-white palace, with four minarets-towers. But to see a photo or video on TV is one thing, but to visit the majestic beauty in person is completely different. When traveling to India, be sure to visit this monument of architecture. Impressions of the tour will be perhaps the most vivid and memorable in your life. Tourists can only bring small handbags, mobile phones, cameras, small video cameras, and water in transparent bottles to the Taj Mahal.

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