The Hottest Day Ever???

10 hours of driving
120 degree heat
last day with the girls at the Taj Maha = Priceless

or so I'm choosing to believe

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan erected the Taj Mahal in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal, an inseparable companion of Shah Jahan, died in 1631, while giving birth to their 14th child. It is believed that during her last moments, Mumtaz Mahal obtained a promise from Shah Jahan that he will build world's most beautiful monument in her memory. [But this has not been proven to be true, till date]

The construction of Taj Mahal started in the year 1631 and it took approximately 22 years to build it. An epitome of love, it made use of the services of 22,000 laborers and 1,000 elephants. It was built entirely out of white marble, which was brought in from all over India and central Asia.

After an expenditure of approximately 32 million rupees (approx US $68000), Taj Mahal was finally completed in the year 1653.