Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal in India is the most important historical places in Agra. It is the Symbol of Love. One of the most beautiful structures in the world, the Taj Mahal in Agra is something which dreams are made of. This exquisite white and yellow marble structure stands 55 meters tall and is one of the most visited sites in the world. Built in 1653 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal, this "elegy in marble" can also be called the ultimate tribute to everlasting love.

A combined workforce of 20,000 people toiled hard for 22 years to build this structure, which clearly surpasses everything else in beauty and elegance. It is also amazing that the Taj Mahal in Agra cost the exchequer 32 million rupees even at that time. Four graceful minarets adorn each side of the Taj and the mausoleum below is a magnificent work of art that is decorated with a number of precious and semi precious stones. In fact, everything about the Taj Mahal is purely magic be it the beautiful monument itself or its geometrically shaped gardens. The Taj Mahal Agra has not only enthralled people for centuries but has also inspired a number of poets and writers to bring out the best of their creative talents. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in one of his famous quotes likened the Taj Mahal to a teardrop that glistened "spotlessly bright on the cheek of time". What can be a better way to describe this great saga of love?

Many people across the world nurse a secret desire to visit the Taj Mahal at least once in their lifetime. Therefore it is not surprising to see eternal romantics traveling half way across the globe just to have a glimpse of the eternal beauty of the Taj. A view of the Taj Mahal Agra on a foggy morning across the Yamuna River is a very pretty sight. But nothing can surpass the mystic and ethereal beauty of a glowing Taj Mahal on a moonlit night. Nevertheless, at whichever point you visit this exquisite symbol of love, the Taj Mahal's beauty is sure to cast a magic spell on you forever.

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