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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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Agra Nightlife

There are excellent restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the city to fulfill your tummy’s needs. Some of these great restaurants include the following spots: Noor Jahan Restaurant, Jharoka-E-Taj, Capri Resturant, Grand Buffet, Olive Garden Multicuisine restaurant and other local restaurants and cafes that you can discover walking the peaceful streets of Agra. There are also many movie theatres around the Civil Lines Area. Many newly wedded couples come here to enjoy their honeymoon because of the serenity and the city’s message of love.  In addition, there is nothing more romantic than a moonlit walk along the Taj Mahal to make a long... Read more »

 
 
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