Being one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal is visited by tourists from all over the world. You shouldn't miss out on such a wonderful historical monument.
Speaking of History, here's a brief summary of
why The Taj Mahal was built.
This monument was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in. When Mumtaj Mahal died, she was buried in this tomb. This monument was built during the medieval times. This iconic Indian monument was built 350 years ago. Shah Jahan was later buried next to his wife.
The Taj Mahal has been nominated for the "new seven wonders of the world".
The Taj Mahal looks especially magnificent at night. The moonlight reflecting off the marble monument is a simply breathtaking view. At the back, the river water reflects the moonlight and it falls on the beautiful marble surface.
During the day, one can actually see the inscriptions engraved on the walls. Here's a sample texture.
Animation of virtual shadows due to the sun.
click here to get a panorama view of the Taj Mahal from another building. After that click on View Panorama.
It is said that after the Taj Mahal was built, Shah Jahan cut off the dominant arms of his workers so that no one could copy the monument.