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A Love Story in Stone: The Taj Mahal

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First, here’s some history of the Taj Mahal (in English): A construction of love, the Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in the 17th century. She died during childbirth, and it took 20,000 workers 22 years to complete this white marble building.

History Behind The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a symbol of eternal love. The history behind it can be told in many ways, depending on what perspective you take. The most popular narrative starts with Shah Jahan, who fell in love with Mumtaz Mahal when they were married and she became his favorite wife. Their love was so strong that when Mumtaz died during childbirth, Shah Jahan had her body embalmed and buried next to him so he could always be close to her. That story may or may not be true, but there’s no denying that every part of the building was designed to make visitors feel as if they are in paradise. The four white marble minarets surrounding it make for an impressive silhouette at night—and their height allows them to remain visible from miles away by the day. Inside is even more stunning—it’s said that over 1000 workers labored for 22 years just to create one pane of glass!

What You Can Expect To See At The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of India’s most famous tourist attractions, and with good reason. This stunning monument is often featured on posters and postcards, so it’s no surprise that tourists flock to see it for themselves. However, there are a few things you can expect to see at The Taj Mahal that isn’t typically included in pictures. First, you will likely have a security check as you approach—just be sure not to take any photographs while you’re doing so!

Visiting Agra And Understanding Its Culture

Agra is a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors from around India and abroad each year. But if you’re one of those planning a trip to Agra, it’s important to understand that Agra offers much more than just a chance to see the Taj Mahal—it’s also home to a range of other fascinating sites and has been associated with rich history and culture for thousands of years. To help you get ready for your visit, here are five things every traveler should know about Agra and its most famous attraction.

Getting There, Staying There And Back Again

Getting There India is a vast country, and visiting the Taj Mahal can mean a long journey. Both international and domestic flights are available, as well as long-distance train journeys. Domestic travel will give you access to smaller towns, while regional cities can be accessed by train or bus. Staying There If your trip includes a visit to Delhi, finding accommodation should be no problem.

Travel Tips For Visiting Agra & the Taj Mahal

Visiting the Taj Mahal is like no other experience, and there are certain things you should do to make your trip as seamless as possible. Here are a few of our favorite travel tips for visiting Agra & the Taj Mahal! #1: Travel in Small Groups or Solo As one of India’s most popular tourist attractions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by crowds at the Taj Mahal—and when traveling with family or friends, that can be a good thing. However, if you’re traveling solo or don’t mind small groups (or even prefer them), it might be better to visit during off-peak hours. This will allow you more time and space for reflection during your visit.

image sourse: Photo by Jovyn Chamb on Unsplash

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