Interesting Facts About the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal took over 20 years to build and construction began in 1632 by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his 3rd wife Arjumand Banu Begum, who died giving birth to their 14th child. Here are some interesting facts about one of the seven wonders of the world, which is located in Agra, India. • Not just manpower – There were in excess of 20,000 laborers that worked on the Taj Mahal including painters, stonecutters, and artists to name just a few. However, manpower was not the only power used, as over 1,000 elephants were used in order to […]

What to see When Visiting India

There is much to see in India and seeing all in one trip is near impossible. When you consider the sheer number of sights to see in India, the focus has to become planning your trip around each of those landmarks or festivals. Doing your best to fit in as much as possible but in such a way as to allow yourself to take it all in and enjoy each as much as possible. One thing that is nice is that travel in the country is inexpensive and flights within India are easily affordable. This is beneficial as it allows […]