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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is universally recognised as the greatest masterpiece in Indo-Islamic architecture. The white marble mausoleum was commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Spatial grandeur, arches, domes, relief work and precious stone inlay are among its defining characteristics.