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One of timeless wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal in Agra is a pride of India. Built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his dear wife, Mumtaj Mahal, Taj Mahal is considered to be the epitome of Love. It is perhaps the greatest pilgrimage spot for the lovers on earth. Taj Mahal, built entirely of white marble, is also an architectural poetry.

An 'Elegy in Marble' as some says, Taj Mahal or the Crown Palace, is a Mausoleum. It is the grave of Shah Jahan's most favorite Queen, Mumtaj Mahal. Taj Mahal has very intricate details engraved on it. The beauty of Taj Mahal surpasses all other material beauties and its divine beauty is even more intensified with the Jamuna River flowing by it.

Construction of Taj Mahal took as long as 22 years and it required around 20000 workers to work intensively on it to make the Emperor's dream come true. The majestic structure stands on an elevated platform, square in size, which forms a somewhat unequal octagon. The colossal Palace has complex geometrical patterns imbibed into its designs. The making of Taj Mahal includes some intricate and complicated principles like that of self-replicating geometry. The main central dome is a huge one and there are four more domes enclosing the main one. There are four tall minarets on the four sides. The entire building has delicate designs made on it, which are stuffed with precious stones and gems.

The Taj overlooks a well decorated garden and with the river Jamuna flowing by it, the Taj Mahal is indeed the crowning glory of India. It is in true sense the 'Taj' of India. Everyday millions of people throng this place of historical importance to savor the essence of Love Personified. Like Kubla Khan's Perfect Dome, the Taj Mahal will always be an out-of-the-world-pleasure for all people on earth.
Agra as tourist spot.

Agra is possibly the most famous tourist destination in India. Known for the spellbinding Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and a monument regarded worldwide as a symbol of eternal love, the city invites tourists with open arms from all parts of the world. The other must visit monuments of the state are the Agra Fort, tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Jahangiri Mahal, the Rambagh and Dayalbagh Gardens.
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