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Famous Monuments in India – Taj Mahal the Symbol of Love

The most famous and beautiful Taj Mahal of India is the beautiful piece of architecture in the world. The Taj Mahal is included in the seven world’s wonders list. This is the perfect place for the Architecture lovers and who give more values to the love. This is situated in Agra, India. Shah Jahan(1628-1658) is the creator of the Mahal he built this tomb in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. She was a significant influence in his life and in his policies. Mumtaz was Shah Jahan’s Second wife. She is the Persian princess and her original name was Arjuman Banu Begum. She died at the age of thirty-nine after giving birth to their fourteenth some says thirteenth child in 1631. Her last wish to her husband was “to build a tomb in her memory such as the world had never seen before”. The Taj Mahal is the Symbol of love. It is included in the Famous Monuments in India  list.

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Historians have called Taj Mahal as one of the most beautiful ‘Teardrop on the Cheek of History’. This architecture is an inspiration for many lovers, poets, painters, film-makers and other tourists with its irresistible beauty. It can also be famed as Taj Mahal India is one of the most beautiful love story engraved in white marble. This famous epitome of true love is visited by millions of tourists from each and every corner of the world every year. So visit to India and experience the magic with Famous Monuments in India .

The origin of the name “Taj Mahal” is not clear. Court histories from Shah Jehan’s reign only call it the rauza (tomb) of Mumtaz Mahal. It is generally believed that “Taj Mahal” this is usually translated as either “Crown Palace” or “Crown of the Palace” is an abbreviated version of her name, Mumtaz Mahal. If you visit Famous Monuments in India  then only you can enjoy the beauty of the place. Thus Emperor Shah Jahan set about building this fairytale like marvel. The construction of Taj Mahal was started in AD 1631 and completed at the end of 1648 AD. For seventeen years, twenty thousand workmen are said to be employed on it daily, for their accommodation a small town, named after the deceased empress-‘Mumtazabad, now known as Taj Ganj, was built adjacent to it.

The designer of Taj Mahal was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. The material was brought in from each and every corner of India and central Asia and it took a fleet of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site. The central dome is 187 feet high at the centre. Red sandstone was brought from Fatehpur Sikri, Jasper from Punjab, Jade and Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire from Sri Lanka, Coal and Cornelian from Arabia and diamonds from Panna. In all 28 kind of rare, semi precious and precious stones were used for inlay work in the Taj Mahal. The chief building material, the white marble was brought from the quarries of Makrana, in distt. Nagaur, Rajasthan. Whenever you are planning a tour to India, plan a tour to Famous Monuments in India  and visit Taj Mahal.

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Indian Monument Attractions – Qutab Minar

Qutub minar is one of the famous and beautiful monuments of india. It is started builting in 1193 by Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak also called “Lakh Baksh Sultan” or “giver of hundred thousands” because of his generous nature. Qutbuddin Aibak was a very good builder. He constructed security towers, tax posts, check posts and a few of the forts in the most important cities of his empire to avoid loots and plunderings. He also initiated the construction of Delhi’s earliest Muslim monuments. The beautiful indian monument attractions  minar was surronded by full of green garden. This minar is having height of 72.5 metres or 238 ft. The diameter of minar is 14.32m at the base and about 2.75m on the top.  Every year billionf of peoples arround the world are visiting this place. This monument is located at Mehrauli in the southern part of the city, which is in delhi.  The beautiful minar has 5 storey. Qutab-ud-din Aibak has builted only the first story and the rest of the four storeys are builted by his son in law and successor.This minar is an example for  Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Builters of this minar has put great efforts. Because of them now we got a beautiful and historical monuments. This is included in the indian monument attractions.

There are 379 steps are in minar and it is one of the Highest stone tower in India. There is a door on the northern side, leading inside the tower to a spiral stairway with 379 steps that winds its way up to the balcony in each floor and culminating in a platform at the top. honey combing is a special feature of the minar. October to march is the best months to visit and you can enjoy these place till sunrise to sunset. This indian monument attractions is made up of It is all red sandstone, except for the top, which is made of white marble. The qutab minar description is fully writtern in islamic character from top to bottom. It looks great. But today peoples are not allowed to go inside the qutab minar, because the staircase inside the tower has been closed following an accident in early 1980’s when a party of school girls panicked when the lights failed and a stampede led to a number of deaths. For this reason peoples are not allowed to go inside the minar.

The builder of the great indian monument attractions qutub minar ,Sultan Qutbuddin aibak died accidentally while he was playing a game of polo in Lahore on horseback (polo aka chougan in India) in 1210., his horse fell and the sultan was impaled on the the raised area at the front of an equestrian saddle. And He was buried near the Anarkali bazaar in Lahore.