Taj Mahal, India

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Taj Mahal

 

One of the 8 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is widely regarded by historians of the West

as an architectural wonder whose beauty and splendor has never been usurped, even today.

This splendid monument was built by the Indian Muslim rulers, the Mughals.

Built completely in white marble, the Taj Mahal’s stunning structural beauty is so breathtaking it defies description, most especially during sunrise and sunset. At night, the Taj Mahal looks beautiful in the glow of the full moon. When the morning is foggy, the building seems to float as though on a cloud when seen from across the River Jamuna.

Taj Mahal was dreamt up by a Muslim ruler, the Emperor Shah Jahan who died 1666. The structure

was built in memory of his dearly-loved wife and queen, Mumtaz Mahal, in the city of Agra, India.

The Crown Palace or Taj Mahal serves as a Mausoleum for the mortal remains of Queen Mumtaz Mahal which is housed at the lower chamber.

Regarded as the world’s most beautiful building, the Taj Mahal was built in 1631 in memory of Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died of childbirth that same year. The Taj Mahal is a white marble monument of a lasting love of man for his wife.