Where Is the Taj Mahal Located and When Did Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan Build the Taj Mahal For His Wife?

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, and was built in honor of an Indian empress named Mumtaz Mahal.

When she died at an early age, her husband was so grief-stricken that he decided to build a monument to her memory.

In 1648, after 22 years of work, the white marble structure on the banks of the Yamuna River in India was completed.

Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the white marble Taj Mahal is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.

The Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

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