Is Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World?
Very often, it is said that the Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The National Portal of India, under its 'Know India' section, has described Taj Mahal, the monument of love, as one of the wonders of the world.
In this regard, an application was filed with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get the certified copies of notifications, circulars, office notes, or for that matter any other records that declared Taj Mahal as one of the wonders of the world. The application was forwarded to the Ministry of Culture which moved it to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The superintending archaeologist and appellate authority of ASI's Agra circle has informed in the reply that it doesn’t have any official document which could throw light upon whether which agency declared Taj as a wonder.
Taj Mahal is on the list of world heritage sites of UNESCO and the organisation had distanced itself from the 'new seven wonders campaign' in 2007, in which Taj Mahal was on the list.