Mehtab Bagh is a beautiful 500 year-old Mughal garden located across from the Taj Mahal on the other side of the Yamuna River. It offers great views of the monument, especially at sunset. When the Taj was built on the Yamuna's south bank the moonlight garden grew just across the river on the northern waterfront. Once an oasis filled with fragrant flowers, shaded pavilions, fountain jets and reflecting pools, the abandoned 25-acre plot is now part of a project to establish protective greenways around the Taj. As the land is reclaimed, historians, geographers and botanists from around the world are learning about the magnificent garden that once occupied the site.