It is one of the seven wonders of the world and a historical monument, symmetric in design. An example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian and Indian styles.
It was Shah Jahan; emperor of the Mughal Empire during a period of great prosperity who commissioned the Taj Mahal and decreed it to be built for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632 and was completed in 1648.
Characterized by pointed arches, intricate arches, geometrical symmetry, octagonal shape, floral motifs and bordering towers