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The Taj Mahal (Crown palaces) was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632 and was completed in 1653. The Taj Mahal incorporates  traditions of Persian architecture and earlier Mughal architecture.

In 1983 the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO world Heritage site. The most familiar element of the Taj Mahal is the white domed marble mausoleum. The marble dome height is around 35 metres which is about the same as the length of the base. The dome is surrounded by four minarets which are 40 metres tall.

Taj Mahal construction was entrusted to a board of architects who included Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.

The Taj Mahal organ is set around a large 300 metre square. The garden at the Taj Mahal Palace raised pathways which are divided into four quarters which contain flowerbeds. The North South section of the Taj Mahal contains a raised marble water tank which reflects the image of the mausoleum.

Taj Mahal facts


LocationAgra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height171 metres
Built ByShah Jahan
Building Construction1632-1653
ArchitectsUstad Ahmad Lahauri
StyleMughal architecture
Number of Workers20,000+
VisitorsOver 1 million a year
 

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