Built by: Shah Jahan, who ruled for 30 years, from 1628 to 1658.
Dedicated to: Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan's beloved third wife, who died in childbirth.
Building Type: Islamic tomb
Architecture: Mughal (combination of Persian, Islamic and Indian styles). As many as 28 different varieties of semi-precious and precious stones were used to adorn the monument.
Construction period: 22 years
Labour used: 20,000 workers. More than 1,000 elephants were drafted to transport materials.
Size: Spread over 17ha
Location: On the banks of river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.