Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1653.
It is located near the southern bank of river Yamuna in Agra.
It was built in remembrance of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Construction started in 1632 and continued for around 21 years.
Twenty thousand artisans were involved in the building of Taj Mahal.
It took approximately 32 million rupees to build the Taj Mahal in 1653.
The architect who led the construction was known as Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.
It is considered the best specimen of Mughal architecture by many.
Both Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal’s tombs are situated in the lower level of the Mahal, towards Mecca, the holiest city in Islam.
UNESCO inscribed the Taj Mahal as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage.”