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The Land of Eternal Love – Agra (Taj Mahal)

The Taj Mahal is not only India’s famous landmark but also a monument with a very romantic background. One of the seven wonders and the most famous building in the whole of India: the Taj Mahal is an unforgettable sight, especially in the bright light of the morning sun. Visit the monument of great passion, which to this day tells of the love of the Indian, Great Mughal ruler Shah Jahan to his late wife. Visit the great memorial with the moving history in the north of India – an unforgettable experience on every journey through India.The Taj Mahal is the monument to love. It dazzles the visitor with its whiteness and perfection. Unesco’s Cultural Heritage and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is also an example of the human being’s ability to love and create beauty. This monument to love lies in the ancient city of Agra, on the banks of the Yamuna River, and just over 200 kilometers south of Delhi, the capital of India.History and legend are mixed in the Taj Majal, a set of buildings made of marble, with inscriptions and inlays of semiprecious stones, and surrounded by beautiful gardens and ponds. Only the best artists and craftsmen work on the Taj Mahal, and only the most precious materials are used for the construction: the mausoleum is given a facade of the most precious marble in the world, in the ornaments of semi-precious stones. An effort, which will be worthwhile: With the Taj Mahal, the Great Mongol erects a “love poem of stone,” an image of the paradise on earth and the perfect building of humankind.

Worth knowing as the landmark of India!In 1631, the “elect of the palace,” although pregnant, accompanies her husband on a campaign against insurgents. But at the birth of her 14th child, there are complications that Mumtaz Mahal will not survive. For Shah Jahan begins a time of deep sorrow. His beard is said to have been white for the night, and dance and singing will no longer sound at his court. On the deathbed, as a legend tells, Mumtaz Mahal expresses her last wish: to construct a tomb as the world has not yet seen. The fulfillment of this desire is from now on Shah Jahan’s life task. Soon the construction works for the tomb begin on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra. A gigantic undertaking: 20,000 workers and 1000 elephants are in operation for eleven years.

The irony of Destiny!But the cost of construction devours enormous amounts. The consequences are riots and insurrections in the country, the state bank was threatened with bankruptcy. In 1657, Shah Jahan was pushed from the throne – by his son. The “ruler of the world” must spend the rest of his life in captivity, imprisoned in the Red Fort of Agra. The irony of Destiny: The fort located opposite the Taj Mahal, separated only by the Yamuna River. Thus, the overthrown ruler has every day not only the symbol of his former power, but also the memory of his beloved wife.At the age of 74, Shah Jahan dies. He is buried in the Taj Mahal on the side of Mumtaz Mahal. His architectural masterpiece, however, remains immortal.

Today, the Taj Mahal is probably the most beautiful and most impressive monument in the world and represents a unique highlight on every journey through the north of India. The Great Mongol has made the love of his deceased immortal by the construction of the Taj Mahal and an extraordinary one Monument set. For newlywed Indian couples, a visit to the Taj Mahal is considered to be good luck for a long and secure connection. Surely no couple in the world can hurt a visit to the Taj Mahal because the mausoleum is, in any case, a romantic monument to the great love that determined the life of the Indian Great Mughals. Particularly recommended is the visit of the Taj Mahal by the sunrise.#MacroTravellerTips: Whatever time you go, it will be crowded, so you need the patience to get a good photo without someone standing in the way. Don’t give up, and they’ll move eventually!

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