The Taj Mahal is the most extravagant monument built as a
symbol of eternal enduring love. It is India's most famous
tourist attraction, situated on the banks of river Yamuna.
Taj Mahal, India is a mausoleum known as a finest example of
enchanting architecture and aesthetic beauty. Completed in 1653, it
was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his second
wife, Mumtaz Mahal. If one wants to capture the beauty of
the Taj, the epitome of love, one should visit it at dawn or
dusk. The glittering Taj in the moonlit night entices the viewers.
The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest
example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines
elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural
styles. In 1983, the TajMahal became a UNESCO World Heritage
Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of
the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. While
the white domed marble and tile mausoleum is most familiar, Taj
Mahal is an integrated symmetric complex of structures that was
completed around 1648. Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is generally considered
to be the principal designer of the TajMahal.