Tajmahal,Agra 1998

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The court chronicles of Shah Jahan's grief illustrate the love story traditionally held as an inspiration for Taj Mahal. The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later. The Taj Mahal incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian architecture and earlier Mughal architecture. Specific inspiration came from successful Timurid and Mughal buildings. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones, and buildings under his patronage reached new levels of refinement.

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (9)

♫ Swissmay on December 13, 2009

I guess, you have been here newly wed with your wife? Am I right, Zaman? :) At least it would be a wonderful visit for a couple to feel the love around this perfect construction.

All the best to you and your family, May

F. Zaman on December 13, 2009

No 'may',I went there first time when my daughter was 7 and second time when she was 19 and my son was 10, all together.

F. Zaman on December 13, 2009

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The court chronicles of Shah Jahan's grief illustrate the love story traditionally held as an inspiration for Taj Mahal. The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later. The Taj Mahal incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian architecture and earlier Mughal architecture. Specific inspiration came from successful Timurid and Mughal buildings. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones, and buildings under his patronage reached new levels of refinement.

Rafl on April 18, 2010

this temple is WONDERFUL!

Rafl

F. Zaman on April 19, 2010

rafl,thanks

marcel_pics on May 24, 2013

Awesome picture!!! Many thanks for the visit, best wishes.

F. Zaman on May 26, 2013

marcel_pics,thank you

nunila77 on January 9

Precioso mausoleo. LIKE. Saludos cordiales desde Madrid.

F. Zaman on January 10

NUNILA,THANKS,**

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo taken in The Garden, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Taj Mahal Agra

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 2, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon CanoScan 4400F

Groups