There are several famous monuments in India. Taj Mahal is one of the most popular historical monuments not just in India but also in the entire world. It is situated in Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in 1632 in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz was born in Agra in April 1593. She was a Persian princess and the second wife of Shah Jahan. The Mughal emperor ruled from 1628 to 1658. The size of the tomb is 17-hectare including a mosque and a guest house.
Construction of Taj Mahal:
The construction of the famous monument was finished in 1653 at an estimated cost of rupees 32 million at that time. The Taj Mahal is made up of a white marble which is based on Persian and Mughal architecture.