The Taj Mahal for India's Republic Day
© Michele Falzone/plainpictur
It's Republic Day in India
For India's 70th Republic Day, we're featuring an uncommon view of the Taj Mahal. It's on this day each year that India celebrates its official beginning as an independent democratic republic after nearly a century of British rule. Republic Day events include award presentations, a Republic Day parade in New Delhi and other ceremonies.
The Taj Mahal, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is considered one world's best examples of Mughal architecture. This type of architecture is known for its bulb domes, minarets, massive halls and delicate ornamentation, all of which are easily recognisable elements of the Taj Mahal. The Taj, which was completed in 1653, has been undergoing a lengthy cleaning process, so visitors may see areas of the building covered in scaffolding as the work progresses.