An Epic Monument of Love
Taj Mahal, the pinnacle of Mughal architecture, was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his queen Mumtaz (Arjumand Bano Begum her real name). The construction of Taj Mahal was started in A.D. 1632 and completed at the end of 1648 A.D. For seventeen years, twenty thousand workmen are said to be employed on it daily, for their accommodation a small town, named after the deceased empress-'Mumtazabad, now known as Taj Ganj, was built adjacent to it. Built on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra. Millions of bricks were baked on site only to disappear forever under flawless white marble. A heavenly memorial to the Queen of the World, or as a poet described it: "A teardrop on the cheek of time". A love poem set in stone and the most perfect building in the world.