Taj Mahal, Agra, India

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 (reigned 1628–1658), to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal plan

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal decoration

Marble inlay

Taj Mahal Mausoleum

Mausoleum

Taj Mahal

Mosque

Taj Mahal

Mosque Detail

Taj Mahal Entrance Gate

Entrance Gate