TAJ MAHAL, INDIA

"City of Love!!"

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Agra, the city that holds the charming and oh-so-divine UNESCO world heritage site Taj Mahal, is one of the most visited places of India.
Being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is said to be the epitome of true love, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his gorgeous wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Be it a history buff, an avid traveller or an architecture fanatic, the monument is an attraction that is worth a visit for every single person on the planet Earth, simply because of its sheer magnetism and splendour which is hard to find anywhere else.
It is said that the amazing Taj Mahal took around 22 years and 20,000 workers to be constructed in the spell binding form in which it stands amongst us today.



Let’s Take a Peek at the Entrancing ‘Taj Mahal’

Arjumand Bano Begum or Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved wife of Emperor Shah Jahan gave the world this architectural splendour in the form of Taj Mahal, departing in the realm of pure love and devotion.
The structure was commissioned in the year 1631 and is one of the most famous works of inlay carving in the whole wide world.
It is said that the beautiful white marble made to create the structure was sourced from Makrana in Rajasthan and the red sandstone was transported from Fatehpur Sikri.
A huge fleet of over 1000 elephants was used to transport the remarkable stacks of materials used to create the building. The spectacular edifice is stunningly adorned with highly precious stones like jade, crystal, turquoise, lapis lazuli, sapphire, jade, coral as well as diamonds, that were fetched from the remote lands of Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, Persia and Afghanistan.

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Visiting Taj Mahal – Timings and Entry Fees

Taj Mahal remains open at all days of the week except Friday. The timings for visiting Taj Mahal are 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. No entry fee is charged for children (domestic and foreigner, both) below the age of 15 years. The details of the entry fee charged for others are given below:
Foreign tourist : 1150/-
Domestic/Indian 250/-

Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal

The best time to visit Agra is during the months of November and March when the weather in the region is at its best.

By Air

The nearest airport to Taj Mahal is Agra Airport, which is around 8 km away from Taj Mahal.

By Road

Various state transport buses and private luxury coaches ply from different major cities of the country to Agra. You can take one of these buses or hire a taxi to reach Taj Mahal by road.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Taj Mahal is Idgah Railway Station, located at a distance of around 5 km from Taj Mahal.



Things to take care of!

  • Carrying electronics items, bags, luggage, arms and ammunition of any kind, tobacco products, liquor, food, chewing gum, smoking or fire items, headphones, wire, mobile charger, knives, electric goods (except video camera) such as Camera Tripod, iPods and similar MP3 and music players are strictly prohibited inside the complex.
  • Visitors should keep their mobile phones off.
  • Eating and smoking is strictly prohibited inside the complex.
  • Wearing shoes inside the main complex is not allowed. Visitors are given blue socks to wear when entering the marble structure.
  • Photography and/or videography are prohibited inside the main mausoleum of Taj Mahal.


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