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The Taj Mahal

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  1. The Taj Mahal Laura 4R

  2. Contents Interesting facts Getting to Taj Mahal Taj Mahal at Night Shan Jahan Mumtaz Mahal Taj Mahal Garden

  3. Interesting Facts • The Taj Mahal is one of the biggest buildings in India. • It can also be called The Crown Palace. • The Taj Mahal is a beautifully crafted white marble monument of India, a memento of love. • It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

  4. Getting to Taj Mahal • You can Get there by: • Indian airlines • Camel • Donkey • Bus • Car • Bicycle • Train You can get to Taj Mahal by walking but if you come from far away this is not such a great idea.

  5. Taj Mahal at Night • Poetic illustrations have often been made around the Taj Mahal at moonlit nights. • Monument is closed for public viewing at night and Taj Mahal night tour is not allowed • Some time back, Supreme Court of India did allow the opening of Taj Mahal at night, at full moon nights in specific months. • This practice has now been discontinued

  6. Shan Jahan • Son of Mughal Emperor Jehangir, born in 1526 • Originally known as Prince Khurram, after being declared as the one who united with the ruler of Ahmednagar and revolted • First aggression he faced after ascending the throne was from Jujhar Singh, son of Bir Singh Deo, the Bundela chief • After initial surrender, rebelled again and Jujhar Singh was finally killed by the Gonds • Major revolt for Shah Jahan came in 1628 by Khan Jahan Lodi • He died in 1648

  7. Mumtaz Mahal • The third wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. • The Taj Mahal was built in her memory of love and romance • She was a Muslim Persian Princess, who was originally known as Arjumand Banu Begum. • Her beauty was so enthralling that Shah Jahan fell in love with her at first sight. • Their marriage, five years later and from then on, started one of the most popular love stories of the world. • Shah Jahan’s favorite wife • She died when she was delivering a baby, in 1631

  8. TAJ MAHAL GARDEN • Set up in a Persian style • Running from the main gateway to the base of the Taj Mahal • With emphasis on flowers, fruit, birds, leaves, symmetry and delicacy • Were based on geometric arrangements of nature and no attempt was made to give them a "natural" look. • Usage of number four and its multiples.