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The Mughals who ruled India for over four centuries were not only great administrators but also connoisseurs of art and sculpture as well. Numerous monuments that they build during their reign are the living testimony to their taste and craftsmanship. Mughals empire stock photos is all about capturing this legacy and preserving it forever.

Thus Mughal empire stock photos are not only much in demand at home but also around the world. Indeed epitome of Mughal empire architecture Taj Mahal has become a symbol of love while monuments like Humayun’s tomb are admired for their architectural splendor.

Mughal architecture is Indo-Islamic architecture, a legacy of Mughals in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It developed from the styles of earlier Muslim rulers in India as an amalgam of Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian architecture. Mughal architecture has a uniform pattern of structure which includes large bulbous domes, slender minarets at the corners, massive halls, large vaulted gateways and delicate ornamentation. Mughal empire stock photos depict these features as they are captured carefully by the professional photographers who spent their life in clicking Mughal empire stock photos.

The Mughal Empire was established after the victory of Babur at Panipat in 1526. During his short five-year reign, Babur took considerable interest in architecture.   Akbar the grandson of Babur was also a building enthusiast. Among his landmarks are Agra Fort, the fort-city of Fatehpur Sikri, and the Buland Darwaza a huge gate that he erected after his victory in the south. Akbar's son Jahangir is known for being the archietect of the Shalimar Gardens in Kashmir. Mughal empire stock photos is indeed all about these monuments scattered allover in the northern India, mainly in Delhi and Agra.

However, Mughal architecture reached its zenith in the reign of Shah Jahan, who constructed the Taj Mahal, the Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, and the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore.   Mughal architecture after Shah Jahan declined and later rulers did not take much interest in architecture. Most of these monuments are UNESCO world heritage sites and Mughals empire stock photos are indeed all about capturing these beautiful and time transcending monuments for the posterity.