8. Taj Mahal
A visit to India is never complete without setting foot at the Taj Mahal. Emperor Shah Jahan built this architectural masterpiece in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Painters, builders, in layers and other artisans were sourced from the empire and beyond to make this marble and precious stone monument a true gift to architecture. Its magnificence and grandeur are indeed the reason it is a wonder of the world in addition to being a World Heritage site.