Taj Mahal: Agra, India

  • This immense mausoleum was built on the orders of Shah Jahan, the fifth Muslim Mogul emperor, to honor the memory of his beloved late wife.
  • Built out of white marble and standing in formally laid-out walled gardens, the Taj Mahal is regarded as the most perfect jewel of Muslim art in India.
  • The emperor was consequently jailed and, it is said, could then only see the Taj Mahal out of his small cell window.