Taj Mahal is one of the eight wonders of the world and is an amazing specimen of architectural art. It was built in the 17th century by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, his favourite wife. That's why Taj Mahal is widely regarded as a symbol of love. The famed mausoleum complex, built over more than 20 years, is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, which combined Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. At its center is the Taj Mahal itself, built of shimmering white marble that seems to change color depending on the sunlight or moonlight hitting its surface. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare complex. People around the world come to get a glimpse of this magnificent art of Medieval India.