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Taj Mahal, Agra

India’s most iconic building, the Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan (for further details see Red Fort) for his favourite wife, Arjumand Banu Begum – popularly known as Mumtaz – or “Taj” – Mahal, who married Shah Jahan in 1612 and bore him 14 children before her death in 1631. The emperor’s grief found an outlet in the world’s most magnificent tomb, a masterpiece in white marble, which took some 20,000 workmen over two decades to build.prac_infoAgra is 215 km (134 miles) south from Delhi • Taj Ganj • Open Sat–Thu 6am–7pm • closed Fri • ₹ 750 ...

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