The towering white marble necropolis of the Taj Mahal is not only a symbol of India, but it’s one of the “new” seven wonders of the world.Located in Agra, in northwestern India, the Taj Mahal serves as a mosque-mausoleum. There’s a love story behind this massive marble structure, as well.
No one has been allowed to fly over the Taj Mahal in 15 years, according to aerial photography company AirPano. But after presenting a proposal to the government and two months of back-and-forth paperwork, the Moscow-based company finally got permission to shoot the Taj from above.
What the photographers saw was pretty remarkable.
Cars have to be parked about a mile and a half away, because it's believed the smog from the cars would turn the Taj Mahal's marble yellow.
The Great Mug hal emperor Shah Ja han commissioned the building in memory of his wife Mum taz Mahal, who died during childbirth.
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