The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is a historical monument. It is situated on the bank of Yamuna river in Agra. It is a beautiful tomb of Mumtaz Mahal.
Taj Mahal is called the wonder of the world. It was made by Emperor Shahjahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is made of pure white marble of Makrana. Thousands of visitors come to see this wonderful building of Love in Agra every year. Thousands of artists, artisans and workers worked for twenty years to complete it. About 20 crores of rupees were spent on it. The beauty of the Taj smiles in the silvery night of the full moon.
The walls of the Taj Mahal are decorated and carved with gem-stones of different colours. The couplets from Quran are written on the walls. The Taj is situated on a high raised platform. The graves of the King and the Queen are under the dome in a dark chamber. There are four minarets at the four corners of the platform. Everyone praises Taj for its beauty and art.
The Taj can be viewed in the full moon nights to see an admirable view fully. The real graves are under the dummy graves.