Thinking of ways to show someone you love them? A box of chocolates or a fancy night out is great, but what about giving them a massive marble tomb that will take 22 years to build and cost over 30 million rupees? Now that’s a display of affection. It also happens to be the story of the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in the world. And it will give you a chance to explore India and visit what has become to be known as Taj Mahal City. The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is at its core, a testament to love. Sitting on the banks of the Yumana River in Agra, the Taj Mahal was originally commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth mogul emperor of India, as a resting place for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal after she died in childbirth. To construct it, the emperor enlisted the help of 22,000 workers toiling day and night as well as an army of over 1000 elephants!
Taj Mahal City