…magnificent Taj Mahal one of the seven wonders of the world. The emperor had 3 wives the first 2 could not give him children so he married the 3rd wife, who gave him 14 children…while given birth to the 14th child she died at 39yrs old. Out of the 14 kids 8 died during birth. So after she died the king built this Taj Mahal for his wife.
So she actually did not see the Taj she was buried there. And after the king died at 79 yrs they buried him next to his wife. Love is truly a beautiful experience…many many years later many many people have come from afar to view this magnifence. It took 22yrs and 40,000 men to build and at that time in the 1600th hundred it cost about $10,000 to build the Taj Mahal.
Right now it’s priceless
So outside the Taj Mahal they buried the 1st and 2nd wife.
Also the tour guide told us about the myth about the emperor cutting off all the hands of the workers who built the Taj Mahal after they finished building it…reason being that they will not build a replica of it as he wanted it to be one of a kind for his wife.
Also the story was that after building the Taj Mahal he had started building at the back which you can see another memorial for himself but he last son who is selfish and did not agree with his father spending all the kingship money. Killed the 3 older brothers and threw his father into prison and took over the throne. The emperor was in prison for 8yrs.
The story i think needs to be set in a movie…its pretty interesting.
The drive from new Dehli is about 3 hours
Also the entry fee is 1000 rupees for forigners and free for all kids under 15yrs.
And you can take pictures inside and to hire a tour guide is 2500 rupees for the tour which he will tell you all this amazing stories.
Also there are professional camera men out there who will walk with you and take all the right poses. They charge 100 rupees per print. And there are about 60 poses they can create for you….and they can do soft copy too… it’s really worth it all…it’s one of the seven wonders of the world.
Now we have seen 4 of the seven wonders of the world.
So to walk through the tomb you have to put this shoe plastic on…and if you pay the entry fee it comes with it but for the kids you pay 10 rupees to get one.
So breath taking view…
It truly was a magnificent building and the story behind its existence make it even more interesting.
Am so grateful to be able experience this with love ones.
New Delhi Exploration Continues…..