Spreading over an area of 22.44 hectares, the Taj Mahal stands on a square plinth more than 900ft away from the entrance, conversing to the garden. The platform of the white mausoleum has multiple chamfered corners, towing 55ft in height. Each chamber is framed by four minarets and shaped in unequal octagon style which is unique in design and hardly to find out anywhere in the world. All the four minarets were built somewhat on the external part of the pedestal in order to cope up with any disaster.
This large white marble structure is strongly supported on a square plinth that consists of a balanced edifice with an iwan. It is an arch-shaped doorway festooned with colorful calligraphy, comprising a large dome at a zenith. Each arched door is crowded with bundle of traditional art displays on the walls. Marvelously designed with a blend of Persian and Islamic structure, it presents an origin art of Mughals. The exclusive ornaments, using to it spell bounds the onlookers.
The Taj Mahal is situated more than 900 ft. (275 m.) away from the entrance at the opposite end of the garden. Towering almost 200 ft. (76m.) in height, the tomb stands on its own marble plinth, which rests on a red sandstone platform that serves to level the land as it slopes to the river. Four tall minarets rise up from the corners of the white marble plinth. They taper to a majestic height of 138 ft and are crowned with eight windowed cupolas.
The marble mausoleum is square in plan with chamfered corners. Each facade of the tomb is composed of a grand iwan framed by bands of calligraphy. The doorways inside these iwans are also adorned with calligraphy. The iwan is flanked on both sides by small double arches one over the other. They are rectangular while the arched alcoves of equal size at the angles of the tomb are semi-octagonal. Each section in the facade is well demarked on both sides by attached pilasters which rising from the plinth level of the tomb rise above the frieze and are crowned by beautiful pinnacles with lotus buds and finials. The pinnacles ornament the superstructure and help along with the other features to break the skyline gracefully.