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Taj Mahal facts, Agra, India

 
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The Taj Mahal is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world in 2007. It is located in Agra, India and was built between years 1630 and 1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum in memory of the second wife, Muslim Persian princess Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan was very affected by the death of his wife that takes the whole hair bleaching within a few months. On the death bed, the queen asked her husband to meet 4 things: to build her a grave, to love their children, to visit the grave on each anniversary and to remarry.

Thus Sahul has vowed to build a building without equal in the world for the spouse who was at the same time his political councilor, intelligent and skilful. The construction lasted 22 years, and was finished in the year 1631 and became a "symbol of eternal love." Taj Mahal is located on a terrace of white marble which emphasize the huge monument and 4 minaret. The palace comprises besides itself a very beautiful garden and a mosque.

 

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There are numerous entertainment options in Agra so there will never be a dull moment.  It has various night clubs and pubs in and around the city of Agra.  Most of the clubs are new so they have an interesting style mixing modern with traditional Indian culture. Most of the clubs have huge dance floors and you may even find yourself dancing next to one of Indian’s famous Bollywood actors if you are lucky. There are number of local celebrities that visit this city for its beauty and its lively night life. Most of the clubs here offer a wide variety of music and the latest sounds of local and international music. You can also select a wide... Read more »

 
 
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