It was commissioned in 1632 by the mughal emperor shah jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife mumtaz mahal. Hence the indian government also has to spend heavily on their security.
It is said that 20000 stone carvers masons and artists from across india and as far as turkey and iraq were employed under a team of architects to build the taj mahal in the lush gardens on the.
Taj mahal unesco world heritage sites india. An immense mausoleum of white marble built in agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the mughal emperor shah jahan in memory of his favourite wife the taj mahal is the jewel of muslim art in india and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the worlds heritage. The nomination files produced by the states parties are published by the world heritage centre at its website andor in working documents in order to ensure transparency access to information and to facilitate the preparations of comparative analysis by other nominating states parties. The state party reports that the development of an integrated management plan for world heritage properties of taj mahal and agra fort is in progress and that consultation process was initiated with the state government department of tourism and advisory committee for world heritage matters ministry of culture in order to assess the complex.
The list world heritage list world heritage in danger new inscriptions criteria for selection tentative lists world heritage list nominations reporting monitoring state of conservation soc periodic reporting questionnaires 2008 2015 reactive monitoring africa arab states asia pacific latin america and the caribbean europe and north america. The taj mahal was designated as a unesco world heritage site in 1983 for being. While taj mahal ranks as first unesco world heritage site in india here are 10 more of which you may not yet be aware.
Thousands of tourists converge on unesco world heritage sites annually and can cause them damage. It is one of the most famous buildings around the world which is visited by millions of tourists from across the world every year. Taj mahal in brief.
Before it was inscribed in the unesco list in 1983 it is already recognized as one of the top tourist attractions in india. Taj mahal unescotbs an immense mausoleum of white marble built in agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the mughal emperor shah jahan in memory of his favourite wife the taj mahal is the jewel of muslim art in india and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the worlds heritage. One of the seven wonders of the world the epitome of love the taj mahal is a huge mausoleum of white marble in the district of agra in uttar pradesh india.
Taj mahal is a cultural unesco world heritage site in indiathis is an ivory white marble mausoleum located in agra india.