The symbol of Love. The Taj Mahal, Agra, India.
In December 1631, the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, commenced the construction of one of the greatest monuments of all time, the Taj Mahal. It is a mausoleum built in the memory of his beloved and favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, fulfilling one of the promises that he made to her as she lay on her deathbed: To erect a monument to match her beauty.
The Taj Mahal attracts from 2 to 4 million visitors annually, with more than 200,000 from overseas. Lists of recommended travel destinations feature the Taj Mahal, which appears in several listings of seven wonders of the modern world, including the recently announced New Seven Wonders of the World, a recent poll with 100 million votes