Visit Real-Life Locations That Inspired Disney Princess Castles

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

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If you didn’t guess it, Jasmine’s home is based on the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. This ivory marble mausoleum is located along the southernmost part of the Yamuna river. 

This 17th-century relic was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in order to hold the tomb of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and his as well. 

Now Mahal’s tomb is at the center of this 17-hectare edifice. More than that, the fortress has seven to eight million visitors a year and has been declared one of the seven wonders of the world.