Taj Mahal's discovery and creation are considered to be a romantic gift and remembrance from an emperor during the Mughal Dynasty for his beloved queen who died after giving birth to their child. The heritage's unique name was derived from the queen's name Mumtaz Mahal which means 'Chosen One of The Palace'.
According to History, Shan Jahan successfully succeeded his father's throne and was declared as an emperor of Northern India in the year 1628. Before the taking over the throne, Jahan had a very tough and bitter competition with his siblings on who should take over their father's throne. With Jahan's side is a very beautiful lady named Mumtaz Mahal whom he married and considered as one of her most favorite wife among his three queens.
Sad news in the year 1631 has brought the empire to grief and sadness as Mumtaz Mahal died after giving birth to her 14th child. The emperor was left longing and mourning and being known as an emperor who built a lot of structures and buildings during his reign he decided to create a mausoleum in honor of her wife.
The mausoleum was later called Taj Mahal built in a place called Agra and was constructed with white marbles decorated with precious stones such as jade, crystal, lapis lazuli, amethyst, and turquoise. Up until the present, the integrity of the building's structure is sustained including the tomb, guest house, main gate, mosque and the entire place.
Furthermore, in order to maintain the quality of the building, an air conditioning system is installed to monitor the moisture to prevent it from deteriorating the pearl-like surfaces of the walls. Being a cultural heritage and one of the Seven Wonders of the World the place is visited by almost 3 million tourists per year.
As reported by My Odyssey Tours, the best time to travel to Taj Mahal is during winter from October to December and from February to March. The moderate temperature during these months is the best way to comfortably enjoy the place. The opening hour is from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm except for Fridays as this is the day when Muslims will have their prayers inside the building. The building is also available during night time from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Meanwhile, check out more about the Seven Wonders of the World get to know the untold story of the Great Wall of China clicks here for details.
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