What is the history of the Taj Mahal?
Completed in the mid-17th century, the majestic Taj Mahal is surely one of the most beautiful buildings ever constructed in India or anywhere else in the world. No visit to India would be complete without visiting this stunning mausoleum which was built by the Moghal Emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the body of his favorite wife. Built using white marble that is inlaid with semi-precious stones, the mausoleum is surrounded by peaceful gardens that provide an extraordinary oasis of calm in the heart of the bustling city of Agra. The exceptional beauty and widespread popularity of the Taj was further highlighted in 2007 when it was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, as voted for by the general public worldwide.