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

About Taj Mahal, Agra

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 Opening and Closing 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Taj Mahal

  • 95% of people who visit Agra include Taj Mahal in their plan

  • 66.52% of people start their Taj Mahal visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Taj Mahal

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

93.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Taj Mahal

People normally club together Jama Masjid and Agra Fort while planning their visit to Taj Mahal.

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Taj Mahal, Agra Reviews

  • Day to Visit Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal is a dynamic image with different beauty as the sunlight alters its color during the day, so technically you can make a visit anytime of the day. However, sunrise is the best time as the monument is like a blooming flower when the twilight gilds it with pink color. Moreover, if you visit the Taj Mahal in the early morning, you can not only avoid the heat but also the crowds. For those people in pursuit of some perfect shots and don’t want to wait too long, getting up earlier can be very rewarding. If you are not a morning person, a sunset visit is also a nice choice. The temperature becomes cool after the scorching afternoon and the monument is surrounded by soft silver light. Usually there are more visitors at sunset than sunrise. Patience is necessary to capture some good pictures. If you happen to be in Agra on the full moon day or 2 days before/after, a night visit to the Taj Mahal is also available. Unlike what you see in the daytime, the silhouette of the structure against the dark sky and moonlight is full of peace and magic. Tips: There are 3 gates to enter, namely Western Gate, Eastern Gate and Southern Gate. Southern Gate is open from 08:00 am, so remember to use other 2 gates if you want to visit the structure at dawn.  If enter via Western Gate, visitors have to go through a large stretch of woods to arrive the building where you may encounter many monkeys in the morning, don’t show any snack or food to them. Entrance Fee of Taj Mahal

  • Wow, Simply Wow When you have seen something so Iconic as the Taj in films, photos etc it can often be the case that you are left disappointed. Not this place. We arrived early to get in the Q at the west gate which is thoroughly recommended as the place gets packed by 11am. You then walk through a courtyard to a gatehouse and then through the gatehouse you see it. In the sunrise the beautiful white marble is spectacular. It really is breathtaking. Getting in early also has the benefit of getting a good photo on the famous 'Diana' bench without too many other people in the background. A word on the guides. They approach you when you are buying tickets and harass you saying that you will not get in early if you do not let them buy them for you. As this was our only day and one chance to see the Taj we agreed. It turns out that if you get up early enough and buy the tickets then this is not the case (put one of you in the Q and get the other to buy the tickets). The guide was useful enough but the commentary was not that astonishing. What he was useful for was taking picture of me and my friend as we were only a 2. Perhaps the most disappointing was that when we wanted to leave we were dragged into his mates shop and given the hard sell. Beware of this and refuse to go. Other than the guide I can't recommend this place highly enough and it is even more beautiful than any photo I have ever seen

  • Can’t imagine anyone would check reviews for a place like this but after a phenomenal visit to this magical place I can’t help but add my thoughts here. Like many we did the early morning visit to see the place at sunrise. Apart from it being a little quieter and a little cooler I don’t think the lower light added anything to the spectacle of the wonderful Mausoleum. With the sun up and perfect blue skies and thankfully no renovations going on it was jaw dropping and hypnotic. You can take 100s of photos here of the same thing from so many angles. My favourite was the water reflection image people take just below the platform with the benches where Diana sat. Everyone tries to get a picture on that bench so can be crowded.  The interior of the mausoleum is not the spectacle you hope for but is in keeping with the style of the building. Ultimately there is not much to see and you are ushered around the caskets. We were told the real ones are in a tomb downstairs. The magic is spending an age walking around the site enjoying every view of the mausoleum, also checking out the Mosque, guest house and the main gate. All are beautiful in their own way.  It was an incredible experience and I won’t ever forget it. Good tip is don’t take bags it will speed up entry for the security check. Also, the Rickshaws will get you to the gate quicker than the walk if you want to beat some of the people to the entrance.

  • A place of sublime beauty. Try to visit in the early morning, gates open by 6am. There will be much less crowds and viewing will be more pleasurable. Take along a guide. He will take about Rs 200 but it will be a good investment. There are many different facets to the Taj Mahal and it's a pleasure if the meanings are properly explained. Do not buy expensive perhaps from near the Taj. Buy it from the shops in the local market where they are available for a much cheaper price.

  • Great wonder of the world Such a beautiful site, this place is must. We went for the sunrise and to beat the crowd and heat of the day. I would Recommend going early so you then have plenty of time and it's not so crowded. You will need a guide so you can have all the history of how and why they built the Taj Mahal. We run as they kept everyone moving along and well looked after Loved every moment spent at the Taj. Had been there early in the morning and thanks to our guide, who spent close to 2 and half hours inside with us explaining us each and everything and obviously taking our mesmerising photos. More beautiful close up than in photographs. Get there early to avoid the crowds. Recommend using one of the professional photographers who manage to get the best shots.

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