The Taj Mahal

12 October 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  4 minutes

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The Taj Mahal (“crown of palaces”, also “the Taj”) is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. 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”.   read more…

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