The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658), to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Mirza Shahabuddin Baig Muhammad Khan Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal Emperor of India from 1628 to 1658. Born Prince Khurram, he was the son of Emperor Jahangir and his Hindu Rajput wife, Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani.
Taj Mahal built in 1632–1654 as a tomb for his beloved wife Muntaz Mahal(1 September 1593 – 17 June 1631). The jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. The tomb is the central focus of the entire complex of the Taj Mahal. It is a large, white marble structure standing on a square plinth and consists of a symmetrical building with an iwan (an arch-shaped doorway) topped by a large dome, The Taj Mahal was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia. It is believed over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials
The Taj Mahal attracts a large number of tourists. significantly lower entrance fee for Indian citizens and a more expensive one for foreigners. Most tourists visit in the cooler months of October, November and February. Polluting traffic is not allowed near the complex and tourists must either walk from parking lots or catch an electric bus
Mumtaz death had a profound impact on Shah Jahan’s personality and inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal, where she was later reburied.
The Charminar, constructed in 1591 Century, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India.
Char minar is most famous Historical place of Hyderabad and Andhra pradesh. We can say there is equal importance of Charminar as Taj mahal in agra and eiffel tower in paris. Even Charminar is included in top 10 historical places of India. It’s English name is a translation of two words “char” and “minar” which is four towers.
The Qutb Shahi dynasty Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah built the Charminar in1591 century. After Shifting His capital from golkunda to Hyderabad He built this awesome structure of charminar.
Charminar is constructed in Islamic architecture or signature Islamic architecture. pulverised marble, limestone, mortar and granite are used in structure of Charminar. It has a square structure of 20 * 20 meter size. Charminar contains four arches each of them opens in four streets. If You go to upper floor then there are 149 winding steps for reach to upper floor.