Taj Mahal, Information and Location

Where is Taj Mahal?
Taj Mahal is situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The Taj Mahal took 21 years to build with a construction crew of thousands of artisans and craftsmen. Some estimates place that number at upwards of twenty thousand. The monument is crafted out of pure white marble and has twenty eight types of precious and semi-precious stones inlaid into the marble.

According to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage".


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