Four Secret Spots at the Taj Mahal

Take a Street View Tour of the lesser-known corners of India's most iconic structure

By Google Arts & Culture

The Taj Museum

This small museum on the western side of the gardens is often overlooked, but gives a good background to the building and its patron, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Get a better look at the Taj Mahal's dome from the top of the south-western minaret.

The Kau Ban Mosque

This mosque is found on the western flank of the Taj Mahal itself. The red sandstone walls are covered in rich ornamentation. The tiled floor marks out spaces for 569 individual prayer mats, all facing west towards the holy city of Mecca.

Shah Jahan's Tomb

The sarcophagus of Shah Jahan lies directly underneath the soaring dome of the Taj Mahal.

Virupaksha Temple, HampiIncredible India!

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