The city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh is blessed to have the iconic monuments, which is enlisted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. It is considered as an adobe for eternal love.
Shah Jahan decided Agra to be the burial site and location to build the marvelous white structure with much care. He decided to build ‘Taj Mahal’ in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in Agra, as she was attached to this place and used to visit the garden of the walled city of Agra.
Shah Jahan selected this peaceful site for the mausoleum at the banks of River Yamuna. He selected this location so that he could see the charming glory of the monument from his palace- Agra Fort. As the site is near River Yamuna it gives a scenic view and the water from River Yamuna was used for its construction and enhancing the garden.
The land used for the construction of Taj Mahal was taken from Maharajah Jai Singh in exchange of a large palace in the center of the city Agra.
Preparing the land for construction was a difficult job. To reduce seepage from the river about three acres of land was dug and filled with dirt to raise it above riverbed. It also helped in leveling the ground and raised it up to 160 ft. to construct the tomb’s platform. Wells were also dug and filled with stones. Just to construct the platform and the tomb, it took almost twelve years. Whereas, the design and execution of Taj Mahal and Char Bagh took time to get completed.
Agra houses one of the most remarkable buildings of the world that keeps the city thronged with visitors from all over the world. It is easily accessible as it is only 6 km away from the city center.
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