One of the seven ‘wonders of world’
A symbol of love known for its beauty worldwide
Constructed by Mughal emperor ‘Shah Jahan’ for his his beloved wife ‘Mumtaz Mahal’
Built in the city of Agra
Constructed between 1631-53 A.D.
Took 22 years for construction
22,000 workers were involved
Around 40 lakh rupees were spent over it
It is made of white marble and the platform is of red sandstone.
Each tower is 133 feet tall
Building is 186 feet high and 70 feet wide.
It serves as a tourist attraction.
It can hold 10 thousand people at once.
There are two rivers. Yamuna , Chakka
The Taj Mahal dome is onion shaped.
It was built manually.
The Taj Mahal is one of the new seven wonders of the world in the year 2007.
The base is essentially a cube with chamfered edges and is roughly 55 meter on each side
Four minarets, one at
each corner of the
frame the tomb. The
main chamber houses
,the cenotaphs of
Mumtaz Mahal and
Shah Jahan with their
graves located on
The finial provides a clear
example of integration of
Hindu decorative elements.
The finial is topped by a
moon, a typical Islamic
motif, whose horns point
a large pishtaq has
The complex is set around a large 300 metre square
charbagh, a Mughal garden. The garden uses raised
pathways that divide each of the four quarters of the
garden into 16 sunken parterres or flowerbeds.