You may not think of the Taj Mahal as a “romantic gift” when explaining Valentine’s Day to your kids, but it’s being touted as one of the most expensive romantic gestures in history (see here and here). It’s even explained as such in school exercises about Valentine’s Day.

It’s a terrific tale – a powerful Mughal emperor grieves the loss of his beloved Princess (she died in childbirth). Over 20 years later, using over 20,000 workers and over 32 million rupees (that was in the 1600’s!) – a wonder of the world was built.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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