Taj Mahal is on the list of 7 wonders of the world. The magnificent beauty and sophistication of this architectural work can make anyone be surprised when they see it once. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble and has different colors at each time of day.
The symbol of eternal love
Taj Mahal is admired by Indians and international tourists not only because of its unique beauty but also by its story. According to legend, Queen Mumtaz Mahal of King Shah Jahan died after giving birth to his fourteenth son in 1631. Because of his pain at the death of his beloved wife, King Shah Jahan built a tomb for her on the banks of the Yamuna River.
According to Islam, Shah Jahan had the right to marry four wives but he lived alone 19 years later without remarrying. Faithful love with Queen Mumtaz Mahal of King Shah Jahan has become a story that has been handed down for centuries. There are records showing the king’s love deeply touched that only one night after his wife died, the beard and hair of King Shah Jahan became white. Every day, the Taj Mahal welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world. The story of the Indian emperor’s love for his wife made this temple much more attractive.
World famous architecture of India
As one of the 7 wonders of the world, it is not surprising that Taj Mahal is considered a certain destination to visit once you have the opportunity to visit India. This is also considered the best model of Mughal architecture. Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is particularly considered a “masterpiece that should be admired by the world among world heritage”.
The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, completed in 1648 with 20,000 workers. Taj Mahal was built on a land of 304m and 580m long with white marble and red sandstone. It is because of these special types that the Taj Mahal can change color depending on the time of day and the intensity of sunlight. The most beautiful beauty Taj Mahal has is the moonlit nights like a sparkling jewel.