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7 Wonders of India: Taj Mahal !

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Height: 561' (171 m)
Opened: 1648
Address: Agra, UP 282001, India
Architectural style: Mughal architecture
Architect: Ustad Ahmad Lahouri
Function: Monument, Mausoleum
Controversy:P. N. Oak, was an Indian writer, notable for his Hinducentric brand of historical revisionism
claims that the Taj Mahal was originally a Shiva temple or a Rajput palace seized by Shah Jahan and adopted as a tomb.

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  • Copyright: Sa L Pa (NYC51) (2)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-12-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.8
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-07-11 18:01
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