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Taj Mahal Historical Facts and Pictures

Taj Mahal, the iconic white marble mausoleum and one of the most photographed historical monuments in the world, is located in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan promised Mumtaz Mahal, his third wife and soul mate, that he would build a magnificent monument for her and Taj Mahal was the result, still bearing the mark of their true love. The construction of Taj Mahal, literally meaning the “crown of palaces”, began around the year 1632 and completed in around 1653. Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, the renowned architect of the Mughal Empire is considered the principal designer while the whole project was handled by an architectural board, comprising of the likes of Abd ul-Karim Ma’mur Khan and Makramat Khanunder, under imperial supervision.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Pictures

Taj Mahal Pictures

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Inside

Inside of Taj Mahal

Inside of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Inside Pictures

Taj Mahal Inside Pictures

Taj Mahal Inside

Taj Mahal Inside

Taj Mahal Inside Dome

Taj Mahal Inside Dome

Taj Mahal at Night

Night in Taj Mahal

Night in Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal at Night

Taj Mahal at Night

Taj Mahal Garden Aerial View

Taj Mahal Garden Aerial View

Taj Mahal Garden Aerial View

Taj Mahal Calligraphy

Taj Mahal Calligraphy

Taj Mahal Calligraphy

Taj Mahal Old Photos

Taj Mahal Old Photos (1860)

Taj Mahal Old Photos (1860)

Old Taj Mahal Images

Old Taj Mahal Images

Taj Mahal has been mentioned in the works of many notable poets, composers and artists all over the world. Famous Indian poet and composer Rabindranath Tagore described the palace as a teardrop on the cheeks of eternity.

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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
73 m (240 ft)
1632–1653
Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
Mughal architecture
More than 3 million
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