As you walk up to the colossal marble palace, a tour guide will take you to begin the visit of the Taj Mahal. This impressive marble monument of love was built by Shah Jehan, in 1653, as a memorial to his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. The “crown of palaces” took 22 years to complete and required the aid of roughly 22,000 craftsmen. Throughout its history, poets have romanticized about it, while visitors have been mesmerized by the charm of this delicate vision of love in white marble. The Taj Majal is situated overlooking the river Yamuna. From close up tours to far away views, the Taj Majal is recognized worldwide as the epitome of true love.