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Explore the Taj Mahal at Agra in India

Take a tour of the Taj Mahal at Agra in India, which is one of the 7 new wonders of the world. The Taj Mahal which 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 (reigned 16281658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.

Duration: 19 Minutes

Commentary: Yes (English)