Agra’s Taj Mahal represents the culmination of Mughal architecture in all its refinement and aesthetic delights. Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a fabulous memorial of refined elegance and superb craftsmanship for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj not only incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture, but it has also created a whole new dimension for architectural vision.
Located on the bank of the Yamuna river in Agra, Taj Mahal is the epitome of architectural splendour which is known to the world over as ‘teardrop on the cheek of time’. The Taj’s luminous beauty has been chiseled out of flawless white marble, with an aesthetic application of decorative features such as delectable motifs in pietra dura and calligraphy.