On the bank of river Yamuna in Agra
Year of Construction:
1632 - 1653
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
One of the Seven Wonders of the World
Bearing masonry, inlaid marble
Taj Mahal of India - A testament of undying love", Taj Mahal, Agra is undoubtedly one of the supreme accomplishments of Mughal Empire. Shah Jahan the ruler of the Mughal Empire in India, who was noted for his architectural achievements commissioned the building of the Taj Mahal, Agra as a tomb for his beloved queen in gleaming white marble that the world would never forget.
With the river Yamuna flowing behind it, The Taj Mahal of India is believed to be most beautiful sight when the moonlight falls over it. Standing as a testament to one of history's most enduring love story, the monument is adorned with inlays of precious stones and intricately carved marble flowers. It complex houses tombs, an enormous entrance gate, a mosque, four minaret towers, reflecting pools and symmetrical gardens making it a fine example of craftsmanship and art. The exteriors as well as the interiors are intricately carved with verses from the holy Qur'an. Its grandeur is inexplicable, and it is thus a must-see attraction. This fascinating monument, located in Agra, India is viewed by millions of people each year and continues to inspire awe in all those who see it.
In 1983, UNESCO included The Taj Mahal in the list of the world's foremost wonders for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty which is counted as one man's proudest creations on earth.