Where is the Crown of the palace

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal literally means crown of the palace which is situated in the city of Agra, Western Uttarpradesh , Northern India. It is the is India’s most well-known and well recognised structure and is the house of tomb of both Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his most lovable wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is located in the eastern portion of the city, on the southern (right) bank of the Yamuna (Jumna) River and is roughly 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Agra Fort (Red Fort).

Construction of Taj Mahal

Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had started the construction in 1632. The mausoleum was substantially finished in 1643, but work on other aspects of the building proceeded for another ten years. In 1653, the structure is thought to have been completed in its entirety. About 20,000 artisans worked on the project of Taj Mahal .
It was overseen by a board of architects chaired by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri who was the emperor’s court architecteur. The mausoleum is placed in formal gardens and is surrounded on three sides by a crenellated wall. It is part of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex that also contains a mosque and a guest house
In 1983, the Taj Mahal was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being “India’s jewel of Muslim art. It is the mix of Indian, Persian, and Islamic design elements whchs is one of the world’s most universally admired masterpieces.” Many consider it to be the finest example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s long history.
The Taj Mahal receives 7–8 million tourists per year and it was named a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World initiative (2000–2007) in 2007. Other attractions include twin mosque buildings which is placed symmetrically on either side of the mausoleum, lovely gardens and a museum. 

Taj Mahal Ticket Price

Entry Fee (Indian)INR 45 ( Additional INR 200 to see the main mausoleum)
Entry Fee (SAARC and BIMSTEC)INR 535 ( Additional INR 200 to see the main mausoleum)
Entry Fee (Foreigner )INR 1050 (Additional NR 200 to see the main mausoleum)
Entry Below (Children Below Age 15)Free


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