Taj Mahal

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  • Address: Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-5622226431
  • Ticket Price: 1000 INR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Architecture , Unesco Site

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous and most recognized buildings of India and the world and the Story of Taj Mahal is monumental wonder built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one of the three World Heritage Sites which are located in Agra.

The Taj Mahal was built of expensive marble, along with countless jewels and priceless gems inscribed in the walls. The monument is situated upon the south bank of the Yamuna, and it is an exceptional example of the finest architectural symmetry that dates back to the 17th century.

The entrance is adorned with twenty-two domes and the Taj Mahal is built upon a high marble base, which is built on top of a sandstone platform. The main and largest central dome has the tombs of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan erected directly beneath it. The interiors used to be studded with jewels from far and wide although these have now been removed. The outer walls and the tombs bear the engravings of scripts from the holy Quran which are simply stunning and can still be seen clearly.

The world famous monumental wonder of Taj Mahal is one of the must visit places in everyone's life and there is obviously a huge crowd that is waiting to explore the historical landmark. Skip the line by booking tickets for Taj Mahal well in advance. Although tickets for Taj Mahal can be bought directly, it is more of a hassle than to grab the Taj Mahal tickets here. Buy tickets for Taj Mahal from the tickets section, as it comes with a remarkable tour experience and as for the Taj Mahal ticket prices, this is the best deal you can get!

Facts and Figures

  • Location : On the banks of river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Year of Construction : 1631 - 1653
  • Built By : Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
  • Spread Over : 42 acres
  • Significance : One of the Seven Wonders of the World

  • Night viewing is only possible on Full moon nights. For details please refer official website.
  • The tombs of the Emperor and Empress which are displayed permanently are model tombs.
  • The real tombs are situated beneath in the basement compound, which are allowed public viewing only on very selective days.
  • Only 400 visitors allowed, in 8 batches of 50 people.

  • Given prices are for foreigners.
  • Foreign tourists: 1000 INR
  • Citizens on SAARC and BIMSTEC countries: 530 INR
  • Indians: 40 INR
  • Children below 15: Free
  • Night viewing charges (foreigners): 750 INR
  • Night viewing charges (Indians): 510 INR

  • Taj Mahal is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Night viewing timings: 8:30pm – 12:30am
  • Night viewing duration: 30 minutes

  • Electric driven vehicles are available to reach Taj Mahal.

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  • Taj Mahal Address: Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
  • Taj Mahal Contact Number: +91-5622226431
  • Taj Mahal Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Taj Mahal Price: 1000 INR
  • Best time to visit Taj Mahal(preferred time): 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Taj Mahal: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Agra include Taj Mahal in their plan

  • 79.4% of people start their Taj Mahal visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Taj Mahal

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Taj Mahal

People normally club together Mankameshwar Temple and Mehtab Bagh while planning their visit to Taj Mahal.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It's really one of the Wonders of the World. Must visit this place at least once in lifetime. Ambience is great. Well built monument with highly neat and clean environment. It's best to enter from East Gate. Highly secured place for family. No eatables are allowed inside the complex. Tickets are valid for 3 hours but unfortunately it takes more than 2 hours to go inside the main hall on weekends.

  • Beautiful place but crowded. Guides available to get detailed ideas about the place and history. Wheel chairs available if you are going with senior citizens as aged people be able to walk that much. It was sunny day and pleasant weather in Nov last week. In summers it's too hot to walk around.overall place is beautiful and experience is nice

  • I was planning to visit Taj Mahal since many years, and finally this day came last week. We traveled from Delhi via UP Roadways Bus, and it took approximately 4 hours to reach at Agra. We came at Friday evening, so Taj Mahal was closed for tourists. Next day on Saturday, we planned to visit early to adore the beauty of Taj Mahal. It was really not just only a monument, it was an art which describes its beauty. We took a local guide from the outside of Taj, who told few interesting things about the Taj Mahal and he was with us for around 2 hours. It was a very nice experience to be there.

  • If you don't visit Taj Mahal, you won't understand why it is One of the Seven Wonders of the World. The view on the entrance is Spectacular. The whole area is beautiful with beautiful gardens and fountains. From the walkway to the Taj Mahal, you will enjoy every moment of it. It is one of an experience to visit Taj Mahal. The facilities for the foreign guests are pretty much taken care of.

  • This place is really nice. Best visited when there is less crowd. The building is huge even though it does not feel so. There are different times it can be visited. You can do it early morning before sunrise, or normal time between 9 to 5. There are special timings for full moon with limited access at night. But the night visit has only limited access. Take a good guide and it will definitely be a better experience. The place is calm and peaceful and you need to plan for 10-15mins without photos or listening to guide and enjoy the place. We did two trips one normal day time and one in the late evening.After 5pm the place seems heaven with sun getting low and gentle breeze relaxes mood. Since marble reflects / allows light through, different timings give different colouring. We enjoyed both. But the late evening one was the best.

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  • distance of tazmahal from agra station

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    • The nearest station to Taj Mahal is Agra Cantt Railway Station which is about 6.2 kilometres away. It would take you around 20-30 minutes by car to reach Taj Mahal from this railway station.  

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