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Taj Mahal and Golden Temple : Must Visit Unesco World Heritage Site in India

India has many world heritage sites. A large numbers of peoples from different countries come every year to see these beautiful places .

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal - one of from seven wonders of world,Agra , uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal - one of from seven wonders of world,Agra , uttar Pradesh


Taj Mahal was built by mughal emperor shahjahan to remember his favourite wife , Mumtaz Mahal in present Agra, uttar Pradesh,an Indian state. It was commissioned in 1632 by shahjahan. It is constructed in an area of 42 acres. The main building stands on a platform having a height of 50 metres. The four minars having a height of 137 feet each while the height of tomb is 58 metres. It has tomb of shahjahan himself. The Taj Mahal complex has been completed entirely in 1653 at a cost of that time to be around 32 million rupees ( u.s $ 916 ). The construction employed some 20,000 artisons under the guidance of architects led by court architect to be emperor , ustad Ahmad lahauri .

The honour for Taj Mahal

To see the beauty of Taj Mahal it was designed as the UNESCO world heritage site in 1983.

Taj Mahal has one of the best architectural design ,so later in 2007 ,it was declared as one of from world seven wonders.

Best site to visit for travellers

It is regarded as best architect of mughal and it is symbol of India's rich heritage. It attracts almost 8 million peoples worldwide every year. Most tourists visit in the month of October, November and February.

Notable figures who have travelled to the site include Dwight Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Jimmy carter, George H.W. Bush, Barack and Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and Donald trump.

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Famous quotes on Taj Mahal

Not a piece of architecture as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wroght in living stones.

The Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden white when the moon shines.

Did you ever build a castle in air ? Here is the one, bought down to the earth and fixed for wonder of ages.

Shari haraminder sahib ( Golden temple )

Shari haraminder sahib (golden temple ) is a gurdwara located in Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Shari haraminder sahib (golden temple ) is a gurdwara located in Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Golden temple

The Gurdwara is built around a man-made pool (sarovar) that was completed by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das in 1577. ... Maharaja Ranjit Singh after founding the Sikh Empire, rebuilt it in marble and copper in 1809, overlaid the sanctum with gold foil in 1830. This has led to the name the Golden Temple.The temple is built on a 67 sq. ft platform and is approached by a causeway of roughly 60 m in length. The Darshani Deorhi Arch stands at the beginning of the causeway, measuring 6.2 m (20.3 ft) high and 6 m (20 ft) wide. The main structure is three storeys high.Apr 17, 2019. The temple is built on a 67 sq. ft platform and is approached by a causeway of roughly 60 m in length. The temple building has four entrances instead of the usual single entry. This is symbolic of the openness of Sikhism and indicates that followers of all faiths are allowed inside.

The Honour for golden temple

World Book of Records (WBR), London UK, has listed Golden Temple India under distinguished category. (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. To pen-down the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harimandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience rather than of description.As advised by Sri Guru Amar Dass Ji (3rd Sikh Guru), Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (4th Sikh Guru) started the digging of Amrit Sarovar (Holy Tank) of Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1577 A.D., which was later on brick-lined by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (5th Sikh Guru) on December 15, 1588 and He also started the construction of Sri Harimandir Sahib. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs), after its compilation, was first installed at Sri Harimandir Sahib on August 16, 1604 A.D. A devout Sikh, Baba Budha Ji was appointed its first Head Priest. The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harmandir Sahib Amritsar) has a unique Sikh architecture. Built at a level lower than the surrounding land level, The Gurudwara teaches the lesson of egalitarianism and humility. The four entrances of this holy shrine from all four directions signify that people belonging to every walk of life are equally welcome.

Travellers attraction

About 50,000 visitors visit the Vaishno Devi and Sai Baba temples daily. The Taj Mahal has a daily footfall of 20,000-25,0000. The Golden Temple, however, draws one lakh visitors daily on weekdays. On weekends and for religious occasions, the footfall is between 1.50 lakh and two lakh.

Consider our body as a temple and our heart as a place where God or the Guru resides. If we open up our hearts like the gates of the Golden Temple, if we don’t fight with each other in the name of religion, if we treat every individual equally then the God inside us will be happy. When the God inside us becomes happy, we will become happy and when we will become happy then the temple will look all the more beautiful.


Rohit Singh (author) from Narela , Delhi-40, India on January 10, 2021:

This is my first article and I am fond of traveling and adventure. I hope you guys find it informative.

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