Dopahar ke bad namaskar! Good afternoon!
Have you ever heard of the list named the seven wonders? The list containing fabulous monuments such as the Great Wall Of China, Colosseum, Machu Picchu and the breathtaking Taj Mahal located north in India, or more specific in Agra. The name Taj Mahal means “crown of palaces” and I must admit that this piece of artwork carries it impressively well.
You may have heard the story behind the rise of this gorgeous monument made of white marble. Taj Mahal was made to honor the third wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The name of his third wife was Arjumand Bano Begum, but she is better remembered as Mumtaz Mahal who died when giving birth to their 14th child.
The construction of the build started around year 1632 and finished around year 1653, meaning that it took around 20 years to build the artwork made of marble that rices 171 meters above the ground on its tallest. To build something you need a workforce, the amount of workers needed to finish Taj Mahal, who looks the exact same from all angels, was 20 000 workers including 1000 elephants!
As a reward for dedicating so much effort and time into one building, India today has the opportunity to show off one of the most impressive artworks in the whole wide world. Taj Mahal is a famous landmark that today draws millions of visitors every year coming from the whole world to see it themselves.
-Have you ever seen Taj Mahal in real life?