Quick facts for kidsTaj Mahal
|Location||Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Height||73 metres (240 ft)|
|Architect||Ustad Ahmad Lahauri|
|Architectural style(s)||Mughal architecture|
|Visitors||7–8 million (in 2016)|
|Designated||1983 (7th session)|
Widely thought as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, it is one of India's biggest tourist attractions.
It is located on the south bank of Yamuna river in Agra. It is a splendid monument, but because of pollution, the Taj Mahal is turning yellow.
The Taj Mahal was constructed with materials from all over the world, and over 20,000 people were used to move building materials. It is generally thought that Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was in charge of the construction. The construction was finished in 1648. The construction of Taj Mahal is about 6000 feet..
The Taj Mahal had 2 million visitors in 2001 and in 2014-2017 there are more than 7-8 million visitors.
- Many people think it is one of the most beautiful buildings ever built. However, it is slowly being damaged by acid rain in the nearby Yamuna Basin. A nearby oil refinery has been blamed for some of the damage. In 1996, the Indian Supreme Court said that local industry was harming the Taj Mahal. The court set up an area of 10,400 square meters around the Taj Mahal called the Taj Trapezium Zone. Industries within this zone must use natural gas instead of coal.
- Because of pollution the Taj Mahal is getting yellower slowly.
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