The Taj Mahal. Contents Page. Who Made Taj Mahal? Where Is It Located? How Long Did It Take To Build It? What Does Taj Mahal Mean? Why Is Taj Mahal Famous?. Who Made Taj Mahal And Why?. Emperor Shah Jahan built it. He lived from 1628 – 1666.
The Taj Mahal
Emperor Shah Jahan built it.
He lived from 1628 – 1666.
He made Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal, (Her real name was Arjumand Banu). they married on 1612
City: Arga, on the banks of River Yamuna
State: Uttar Pradesh
Distance from New Delhi: 204 km(Approximately)
It took 22 years to build it, they began building it in 1631 and it was completed in 1653 and there were 20,000 workers who helped. To build it there it costed 32 million rupees.
Taj Mahal means crown palace. It was the grave of Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber, the grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later.
Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon.