The Taj Mahal

Facts About the Taj Mahal


Ever wondered what the construction of the Taj Mahal was for. The building of the Taj Mahal was to tomb Mumtaz Mahal. It is located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River.

The Construction of the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal was built in 1632 to tomb Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth so Shah Jahan had servants build the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal construction was to continue for the next two decades. The reason Mumtaz Mahal's tomb was built so beautifully was because she was Shah Jahan's favorite wife.

Features of the Taj Mahal

This magnificent place is made of lapis lazuli, rubies, and much more expensive stuff on the inside. The outside is made of shimmering white marble the seems to be changing colors in the sunlight. The materials were so expensive Shah Jahan couldn't pay his workers so he went to jail for the rest of his life. The Taj Mahal has this a huge garden that has a fountain.

Visiting the Taj Mahal

Since the Taj Mahal is 400 years old people only allow a certain number of visitors at a time. people only allow buildings to be built at a certain distance from the Taj Mahal. People also believe that the exhaust from cars will affect the marble. The Taj Mahal is so old that people think that the Taj Mahal will collapse if something happens to it.


The Taj Mahal remains as one of the worlds most celebrated structures. When the Taj Mahal was completed the workers who built it had their fingers cut off. I hope nothing beats the the greatness of the Taj Mahal.


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