The Taj Mahal in Persian and Arabic means “crown of palaces”, is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
It was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 to house the worldly remains of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal stands on the southern bank of the Yamuna River. The mausoleum is “the jewel of Muslim art in India” and remains as one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a symbol of India’s rich history.
The Taj Mahal is regarded as the best example of the Mughal architecture, it is combines Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles.