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The Taj Mahal represents the finest and most sophisticated example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Wikipedia

  • Black Taj Mahal

    Legendary black marble mausoleum that is said to have been planned to be built across the Yamuna River opposite the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Said to have desired a mausoleum for himself similar to that of the one he had built in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Wikipedia

  • Taj Mahal

    Ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Wikipedia

  • Indo-Islamic architecture

    Architecture of the Indian subcontinent produced by and for Islamic patrons and purposes. Initial Arab presence in Sindh, the development of Indo-Islamic architecture began in earnest with the establishment of Delhi as the capital of the Ghurid dynasty in 1193. Wikipedia

  • Islamic architecture

    Islamic architecture comprises the architectural styles of buildings associated with Islam. It encompasses both secular and religious styles from the early history of Islam to the present day. Wikipedia

  • Mughal architecture

    Type of Indo-Islamic architecture developed by the Mughals in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries throughout the ever-changing extent of their empire in the Indian subcontinent. Amalgam of Islamic, Persian, Turkic and Indian architecture. Wikipedia

  • Architecture of Uttar Pradesh

    The architecture of Uttar Pradesh demonstrates a diverse and eclectic combination of Buddhist, Hindu, Indo-Islamic and Indo-European architectural styles. Two of its architectural monuments—the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort as well as the township of Fatehpur Sikri founded by the famous Mughal Emperor Akbar are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Wikipedia


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