Taj Majal, Agra, India

Watch drone footage of the Taj Mahal (about 2 minutes).

Or here (14 minutes, pans over the same areas a few times)

The Taj Mahal is beauty beyond belief. The Taj itself is milk-white, and after 300 years seems as fresh and fair as a summer cloud. It soars up into a sky of intense and tropical blue. The trees and flowers of the park, flooded each night with water from the river, remain emerald-green, no matter what the season. The setting of the Taj—the garden, the river, the sky—is as lovely as the Taj itself. (CC BY 2.0 ©2007 Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble)
The Empress Mumtaz Mahal and The Emperor Shah Jehan. (CC BY-SA Shakespeare’s England)


As the proper place for the tomb of the Empress, Shah Jehan chose the most beautiful garden in Agra, a garden overlooking the placid Jumna River. It was the Emperor’s plan, just before he was de-throned, to build a tomb for himself, on the opposite bank of the river, which would have exactly the same shape as the Taj. But his own tomb was to be made of black marble instead of white. And he dreamed of joining the two mausoleums together by means of a silver bridge. We can be glad these plans were never carried out. As it stands now, all alone, the white marble spirit of the Queen is perfect and complete. (CC BY 3.0 ©2014 Biswarup Ganguly)


The actual burial tombs of Shah Jehan and his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, rest side by side under the dome of the Taj. These are found on the lower level. (CC BY-SA 3.0 ©2007 Donelson)