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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Date built: 1632 – 1653 Height: 73m Area: 17ha Built for: Mumtaz Mahal Architecture: Mughal Archictecture Material: Marble The Taj Mahal is a humongous mausoleum commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to act as a tomb for his deceased wife in 1632. It was constructed over a twenty-year period on the bank of the […]

White Makrana


White Makrana marble is probably India’s most famous marble, being the marble used to build one of the best known Unesco World Heritage Sites: The Taj Mahal. White Makrana is being quarried at the western edge of the Aravalli mountains, close to the town of Makrana in the province Rajasthan. This area contributes more marble […]