A day at the Taj Mahal
In November 2017 I had the pleasure of visiting India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. While in the country I paid a visit to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal, meaning "Crown of the Palace", is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.
The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India's rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year. In 2007, it was declared a winner of the New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.
I am so happy I got to visit this iconic site and look forward to visiting again sometime in the near future.
Dress: Madam Wokie