April 27, 2011

World's Most Beautiful Visiting Place :-Taj Mahal The Symbol Of Love

 The first wonder of world, It's none other than Taj Mahal because Taj Mahal is the sign of love It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love. 
The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision, including Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer. The complex is set around a large 300-metre (980 ft) square charbagh or Mughal garden.
The Taj Mahal was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia and over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials. The translucent white marble was brought from Makrana, Rajasthan, the jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China.
Estimates of the cost of construction vary due to difficulties in estimating costs across time. The total cost has been estimated to be about 32 million Rupees at that time.
Soon after the Taj Mahal's completion, Shah Jahan was deposed by his son Aurangzeb and put under house arrest at nearby Agra Fort. Upon Shah Jahan's death, Aurangzeb buried him in the mausoleum next to his wife
The Taj Mahal attracts between 2 million and 4 million visitors annually, including more than 200,000 from overseas.
The grounds are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, except for Friday when the complex is open for prayers at the mosque between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. The complex is open for night viewing on the day of the full moon and two days before and after, excluding Fridays and the month of Ramadan. For security reasons only five items—water in transparent bottles, small video cameras, still cameras, mobile phones and small ladies' purses—are allowed inside the Taj Mahal.
At last I would like to say that Taj Mahal is the first wonder of world and the master piece of beauty which impossible to built again. What you think? Please be open to give your view.


  1. I LOVE the Taj! I've been there three times and it seems to get more beautiful with each visit.