The Taj Mahal [tahzhÂ muh-hahl, is a famous landmark of India. It was built by the emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) as a tomb for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It took about 20 years to build (1632-1653). In 1983, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Many people consider the Taj Mahal to be the most beautiful building in the world and often use “Taj Mahal” in a figurative sense:
Have you seen their new house? It’s a regular Taj Mahal!
Why do you mind if I put a glass on your table without a coaster? This place is no Taj Mahal!
The Taj Mahal is located at Agra.