Modern buildings surround the Taj Mahal in Agra; Uttar Pradesh,
Urban blight surrounds the Taj Mahal in Agra with densely-packed buildings crowding in for a view. Visiting India's most famous destination, the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The Taj was comissioned by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his third wife who died in 1631. Begun in 1632 and completed in 1653, the Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the eight wonders of the world.