Taj Mahal

Photo credit : Sanjayan

Photo credit: Sanjayan

A Unesco World Heritage Site and considered one of the eight wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is in Agra in the Indian state of Utterpradesh. Twenty-two thousand laborers and craftsmen worked on the mausoleum complex between A.D. 1631 and 1653, to the cost of what is believed to be thirty-two crore (320 million) rupees.

The Taj is built entirely out of white marble and follows the tenets of  Islamic architecture with a symmetry and balance that is felt to be unsurpassed. The Mughal emperor Shahjahan commissioned the masterpiece in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

2 thoughts on “Taj Mahal

  1. Breathtakingly beautiful and they don’t allow vendors and or beggars on the grounds So there is no trash at ALL. Few places in India compare ethereally or physically!

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