The Taj Mahal took over 20 years to build, a substantial amount of this time was spent to get the marble and jasper stone that was used to construct this stunning monument. The four minarets that you see in the above image are tilted a bit, they tilt away from the monument. This not a mistake, it is also not something that occured over time. The brains that designed this beauty made provisions for an earthquake. It was believed that a strong earthquake could cause the minarets to fall down. With the slight outward tilt, the minarets were more likely to fall outwards and therefore away from the Taj Mahal. Each minaret is over 130 feet tall and has a view post (closed balcony) on the top.
The board of chief architects who managed the entire design and construction of this magnifcient symbom of love was believed to be lead by Ustad Ahamed Lahauri. It is not clear whether the selected team of designers remained constant throughout the 20 years that it took to complete the construction of the Taj Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal was Emperor Shah Jahan's 13th wife and the couple is believed to have had 14 children together. Mumtaz Mahal died during the delivery of their 14th child.
Shah Jahan was believed to have used these words to describe the Taj Mahal after it was completed. It was like a monument of all monuments on this planet.
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The Taj Mahal is located in the Indian city of Agra. This city belongs to the state of Uttar Pradesh. Winters can be very cold and foggy, summers are extremely hot. If you plan to make a trip to see the Taj, it is best to take the help of a conducted tour. Like most tourists places across the globe, cheats and tricksters are often around to play their gimmicks on innocent tourists. Carry your drinking water and avoid hot or cold drinks as they can be unhygenic. Making a trip in the hot summers also means that foodstuffs are more likely to get spoilt by the severe heat. If travelling to see the Taj Mahal in the winter, try to find out whether the location is covered with fog before you travel there. To get the best photographs, you need a crisp sun and a clear day. Most of the photographs on this page would have looked far more attractive with a few clouds in the sky!
Shah Jahan was originally Prince Khurram, the son of the Moghul Emporer Jehangir. Mumtaz Mahal was a Persian Princess named Arjumand Banu Begum before her marriage to Shah Jahan. The two met when Shah Jahan (then Prince Khurram) was just 14 years old, they got married about five years later. Shah Jahan had many wives but Mumtaz was the one he loved the most, the Taj Mahal was built in her memory.
History records that Shah Jahan was overthrown by his son and imprisoned by his own son. He died a prisoner leaving behind a massive and amazing monument that is today one of the most recognized constructions in the world. The Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay (India) is in no way related to the Taj Mahal in Agra. The hotel interestingly was the scene of a massive terrorist attack a few years ago. Islamic terrorists, took control of the hotel and killed dozens of innocent occupants. The hotel itself was burnt and bombed as hundreds of armed commandos ran after a handful of terrorist holed up in the hotel.
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