Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Taj Mahal and Humayun's Tomb - a tale of two monuments.

If you have been to India, you have probably seen the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and the ultimate monument to love. Built in white marble and one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the Taj was built by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz. The building was completed in 1653 and stands 73 meters tall on the bank of the river Yamuna.

But if you travel upstream to Delhi, you will find another monument which has remarkable similarities to the Taj. Humayun's tomb stands proudly in the middle of India's capital city, not far from the same river. Humayun was the second Mughal emperor and his tomb was completed in 1572. It is 47 meters tall and is built in red sandstone and white marble.

So if you are unable to make a trip to Agra this time or want to visit only when you come with your wife or husband, take a trip to Humayun's tomb before you head for the airport!

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