Taj Mahal – World Heritage Centre

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal - World Heritage Centre


The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the
Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the
tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

It is a UNESCO inscribed World Heritage Site. 28 kind of rare & semi precious and precious stones
were used to decorate the ineer inlay of Taj Mahal.

Location – Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Type – Cultural

State Party – India

Height – 73 m (240 ft)

Built – 1632–1653

Architectural Style – Mughal architecture

Timings – Sunrise to Sunset (Friday Closed)

Highlights – Interior decorations, Exterior Decorations, Night viewing of Taj Mahal under
moonlight, Beautiful Gardens, Grand outlying buildings.


Taj Mahal - Top Tourist Place To Visit in India


Some Fascinating Facts about Taj Mahal

  • It took approximately 17 years for the complete construction of Taj Mahal. Construction of the mausoleum was essentially completed in 1643 but work continued on other phases of the project for another 10 years.
  • Taj Mahal is one amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Taj Mahal is one amongst the World’s Wonders.
  • During the construction of Taj Mahal, approximately 1,000 elephants were used for the purpose of
    transportation of the construction materials that were being used to build the structure.
  • Taj Mahal looks identical from all four sides and hence creates an astounding mirrored image on
    each side.


Taj Mahal

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