Rooftops of Agra with the Taj Mahal in the background, India
Crowded Agra buildings surround the Taj Mahal. Visiting India's most famous destination, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The Taj was comissioned by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his third wife who died in 1631. Begun in 1632 and completed in 1653, the Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the eight wonders of the world.