Taj Mahal in Agra was once the most visited site in India, and it continues to draw millions of visitors from across the world. An epitome of love and one of the seven ancient wonders in the world’ – it’s a pristine white mausoleum of marble that is considered a zenith of art and architecture. It’s a testimony of the true love of a Mughal king for his beloved queen.
Built between 1631 and 1648, TajMahal is an epitome of Mughal art and ranks among the most famous buildings in the world. It’s an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of Yamuna River. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 for being the “jewel of Muslim art in India”. In addition, it was declared as the winner of 7 wonders of the world (2000-2007).The Taj Mahal is set in 300-metre square charbagh; and the tomb is central attraction of 42-acre complex which is framed by 4 minarets, one at each corner. It’s is bordered on three sides by red sandstone walls, and fourth side, facing the river, is open. A trip to India is not complete without paying a visit to a monument that has been the pride of the country for centuries.