The Taj Mahal. An iconic monument of love, one of the wonders of the world, and only a two-hour express train from Delhi. Built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj took over 22 years and 20,000 men to build. In the spring, the weather complements the sunsets beautifully without fog, heat, rain, or humidity. Stay overnight for a second viewing at sunrise.