Beauty of Taj Mahal

What by day is one the most spectacularly crowded tourist spots in Agra, India, is an alluring sight at night. A breath-taking personification of beauty that makes it one of the nation’s treasured monuments. The symbol of love ordered to be constructed in the memory of his beloved Mumtaz Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan. It’s the history of Taj Mahal that adds a soul to its magnificence.

The Taj Mahal of Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its Construction was essentially completed in 1643 but its complex is believed to have been completed in its entirety in 1653. To build this masterpiece, it cost estimated at the time to be around 32 million rupees, which in 2017 would be approximately 53 billion rupees. The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects led by the court architect to the emperor, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.

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Originally published at spotindia on February 24, 2017.