The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, which is in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1632 and 1653. Agra is located near the Indian capital city of New Delhi.
The Taj Mahal is made primarily from white marble and decorated with carvings and inlaid precious stones. A garden is set in front of the main mausoleum structure, flanked by outbuildings made from red sandstone. The Taj Mahal is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The site typically receives around 3 million visitors a year. It is located on the bank of the Yamuna River.