A view of one of the Taj Mahal entrances. The detail is just phenomenal. Notice the intricate calligraphy around the exterior, as well as the inner door itself. Most of the writing on the Taj Mahal is composed of various verses from the Quran. There is some more information below. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal to entomb his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; he was later to be buried beside her upon his own death. Widely viewed as one of the most beautiful building’s in the world I was expecting to be somewhat let-down and definitely was not. It really is incredibly beautiful to see in person.