Taj Mahal

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  • Address: Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
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  • 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

Taj Mahal - Review

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

Taj Mahal Information

  • 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.

Taj Mahal Ticket Prices

  • 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 Hours

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

How To reach Taj Mahal by Public Transport

  • Electric driven vehicles are available to reach Taj Mahal.

Restaurants Near Taj Mahal

  • Taj Restaurant
  • Man Singh Palace
  • Hotel Amar

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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Taj Mahal

  • 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

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Taj Mahal, Agra Reviews

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  • That said, the Taj is at its most alluring in the relative quiet of early morning, shrouded in mists and bathed with a soft red glow. As its vast marble surfaces fall into shadow or reflect the sun, its colour changes, from soft grey and yellow to pearly cream and dazzling white; it's well worth visiting at different times. This play of light is an important decorative device, symbolically implying the presence of Allah, who is never represented in anthropomorphic form. The moods of the Taj vary from dawn to dusk. The Taj Mahal or the Crown of Palaces looks milky white in the soft light that characterizes early morning, while the afternoon sun makes it glisten bright and dazzling in the overhead sunlight, almost looking like a jewel against the opaque blue of the skyline and then comes a moonlit Taj breaking into the night sky, majestic and simply beautiful in a sense that cannot be put into words. It is at this time that it shines like a pearl. A visitor to the monument may very well stand agape at this spectacle, the romanticism and sheer majesty of the structure unbelievably true. Its sensuous appeal was never more heightened as on a full moon night. The dome is what is highlighted, while the other aspects of the structure, though separated, each facet with its individuality intact, is nevertheless united in look, the balance is so perfect. The rows of cypress trees offset by the green carpet of grass complete the picture of idyllic proportions, resplendent in royal dignity

  • This is a must visit place in India. Agra is a sleepy urban city with marvelous tombs and buildings around. Taj Mahal is definitely the best of all that Agra has to offer. Hire a good local guide and you will be able to appreciate the history and craftsmanship even better. The symmetry of the monument is outstanding. The river looks quite dirty though. I wish the government does something about it. Other than this small point everything else is excellent about the Taj..Put it on your go to list !!

  • Ultimate.... Greatest pride of India , symbolic of eternal love, marvelous and perfect blend of artistic and architectural beauty, having much historical importance and cultural value , to visit the lovely monument of 'World's Wonder" is the dream of everyone. For keeping the heritage for the generation proper maintenance is taken. Control of tourists with proper arrangements, security measures and facilities are appreciable. Without fading the glory to save from environment pollution and to keep nearby clean, safe, secure and protected is the need of the time and to be preserved for millennium, ages and the generation to come. Avoid visiting Friday being holiday. Noticed the increasing crowd for which measures to be taken. To save it from pollution and preserve its beauty , safety and security is the need of the time...

  • ताजमहल भारत के आगरा शहर में स्थित एक विश्व धरोहर मक़बरा है। इसका निर्माण मुग़ल सम्राट शाहजहाँ ने, अपनी पत्नी मुमताज़ महल की याद में करवाया था। ताजमहल मुग़ल वास्तुकला का उत्कृष्ट नमूना है। इसकी वास्तु शैली फ़ारसी, तुर्क, भारतीय और इस्लामी वास्तुकला के घटकों का अनोखा सम्मिलन है। सन् १९८३ में, ताजमहल युनेस्को विश्व धरोहर स्थल बना। इसके साथ ही इसे विश्व धरोहर के सर्वत्र प्रशंसा पाने वाली, अत्युत्तम मानवी कृतियों में से एक बताया गया। ताजमहल को भारत की इस्लामी कला का रत्न भी घोषित किया गया है। साधारणतया देखे गये संगमर्मर की सिल्लियों की बडी- बडी पर्तो से ढंक कर बनाई गई इमारतों की तरह न बनाकर इसका श्वेत गुम्बद एवं टाइल आकार में संगमर्मर से ढंका है। केन्द्र में बना मकबरा अपनी वास्तु श्रेष्ठता में सौन्दर्य के संयोजन का परिचय देते हैं। ताजमहल इमारत समूह की संरचना की खास बात है, कि यह पूर्णतया सममितीय है। इसका निर्माण सन् १६४८ के लगभग पूर्ण हुआ था। उस्ताद अहमद लाहौरी को प्रायः इसका प्रधान रूपांकनकर्ता माना जाता है।

  • Greatest pride of India , symbolic of eternal love, marvelous and perfect blend of artistic and architectural beauty, having much historical importance and cultural value , to visit the lovely monument of 'World's Wonder" is the dream of everyone. For keeping the heritage for the generation proper maintenance is taken. Control of tourists with proper arrangements, security measures and facilities are appreciable. Without fading the glory to save from environment pollution and to keep nearby clean, safe, secure and protected is the need of the time and to be preserved for millennium, ages and the generation to come. Avoid visiting Friday being holiday. Noticed the increasing crowd for which measures to be taken. To save it from pollution and preserve its beauty , safety and security is the need of the time.

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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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