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Head to India with us this week and explore the people, land and animals of this ancient nation.

India is the 7th largest country and 2nd most populous with 1.2 billion people who speak 780 different languages!

The Taj Mahal (above) stands 561 feet tall and remains a worldwide symbol of India after nearly 400 years. The Taj, meaning “crown of palaces”, “is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughalemperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal… The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing” (Wikipedia) employing 22,000 laborers! 

Explore more of the Taj Mahal and India at explore.org.