Visit Taj Mahal, India (UNESCO site)
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The Taj Mahal is considered the jewel of Muslim art in India. This immense white marble mausoleum is a much admired memorial commissioned by Mughal Emperor, Sha Jahan to honor his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal after her death in 1631. The Taj Mahal is situated on the right bank of the Yumana River. It was constructed of materials brought to the site from throughout India and Asia. Precious stones inlaid the structure came from the far corners of the region, places such as Baghad, Punjab, Egypt, China, Russia, Afghanistan, Ceylon, Persia and the Indian Ocean. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site and hosts millions of visitors annually to its iconic buildings and gardens.
Visitors enjoy examining passages from the Muslim Quran that adorn the complex in paint, stone inlay and carvings. The impressive gardens, marble water tank and reflecting pool are also memorable components of the Taj Mahal. The complex is enclosed on three sides by red sandstone walls that rise in stark contrast to the alabaster colored building. The Taj Mahal is located in the Indian state of Uddar Pradesh, 200 kilometers from Delhi in the city of Agra. Agra is part of the Indian Golden Triangle Agra-Delhi-Japur and well connected to the rest of the massive country. Restaurants and accommodations appealing to every taste and budget are easily found in Agra.
Your trip of a lifetime to India will most certainly require a visit to the famous Taj Mahal to truly make for a dream come true. Include this UNESCO World Heritage site on your list and start planning the appropriate way to layer this unforgettable excursion in with the rest of your must-see Indian locations.
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