In the late 1700s, British visitors to India returned with some amazing tales. One tale told of a shimmering white building topped with a huge dome. It was surrounded by gardens and fountains. This amazing structure, travelers said, was built as a monument to love. Inside the building, under the enormous dome, was the tomb of a queen.
Her husband was heartbroken at her sudden death. He built the monument in her honor. Tales of this building, the Taj Mahal, were true. It was built as a tomb for the beloved wife of an Indian ruler. And it still stands as India’s most famous and beautiful building.