Babur founded the Mughal dynasty. In 1526, he invaded northern India and fought against Ibrahim Shah Lodhi in the battle of Panipat. Soon, the Delhi Sultanate was overthrown as the Mughals succeeded them. The Mughal Empire was at its peak in the mid-16th century. During this reign, the Mughals conquered a major portion of India.
You must have visited famous monuments like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s tomb, and Red Fort. Did you know that these monuments were built by the Mughals?
The Mughal architecture is highly influenced by Persian and Turkish architecture. However, in the later constructions, we can also see some Hindu influence in their monuments.
The majority of the Mughal constructions were made in the 16th and 17th century. The Mughals are famous for building some of the most beautiful tombs, towers, and castles.
The Taj Mahal is the most remarkable example of Mughal architecture. Every year millions of tourist visit Agra to explore this beautiful monument.
The famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife “Mumtaz”. The construction for this wonder began in early 1632. It took almost 20 years to complete Taj Mahal. More than 20,000 workers and artists gave their dedication to complete the construction. In those days, there were no trucks, bulldozers, and diggers. Thus, the Mughals had to use around 1000 elephants to transport the building materials.