See the Taj Mahal!

Throughout the world, there are some truly magnificent historical buildings which everybody should endeavour to see at least once in their lives; the Taj Mahal is one such building in the Republic of India.

The Taj Mahal is actually a Mausoleum constructed by an Emperor, Shah Jahah, who did the architectural feat of building one of the most impressive buildings ever all in the name of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, also taking her name and using it in the name of the building.

Shah Jahah was once the emperor of a now dead empire which existed in the Indian subcontinent. It was the biggest empire within the continent which boasted Muslim roots, hence why the architecture has some similarities to stuff built throughout the old Persian Empire. It is actually part of the Mughal architectural tradition, which takes its roots from throughout the eastern portion of the Islamic world.

In 1983, the Taj Mahal become a world heritage site, and is located in Agra, in Utar Pradesh. It is well worth the visit, and the surrounding area has lots of great things for tourists to spend their time doing.