This impressive and iconic building was commissioned in 1632 by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor, to entomb the remains of his wife. She died giving birth to their 14th child.
Built in Agra and standing majestically on the banks of the Yamuna River, it took around 22 years to build. It is constructed of marble, which reflects the changing light throughout each day, and many semi precious stones.
The Taj Mahal is an amazing place to visit and around 3 million visit to soak in the atmosphere each year.