Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India

Phone: +91-5622226431

Ticket Price: 1000 INR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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Taj Mahal, Agra Reviews

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  • It's one of the seven wonders of the world and is truly a gem. However, I do have some pro-tips for your next visit to Taj, to make it a more comfortable journey. 1. NEVER & I mean it, never visit it during weekends or any public holiday for that matter. The sheer number of people and the long serpentine queues can drive even the best of us crazy. 2. Take the South Gate. Now, entry to Taj is through its various and though all of them are crowded, the South Gate is still competitively less crowded and you can get in quicker (comparatively). 3. Don't listen to any of those so-called guides and agents, who'll claim to get you in without standing in any line for a few quick bucks. Not only is it morally wrong but the public also gets REALLY angry at this sort of behaviour. Stand in the queue like everyone else and try to soak in all the history & diversity of the place. 4. This one is for foreigners. Please be very aware of the people who'll try to con you by promising something or the other. DON'T listen to anyone of them. Try to explore the place on your own (as much as you can) & when in doubt ask the authorities for directions or any help; they're in abundance over there and are very helpful.

  • We went to see the sunrise but instead there was a heavy fog. This added a surreal element to the start of our visit and possibly reduced the number of people there making it a quiet reflective place. That is other than the mausoleum where inevitably most visitors ignored the signs requesting quiet. Later in the morning the fog lifted to picture perfect day. The museum was small but better labelled than others here. The surprise for me was the garden setting. This is a world heritage site and one of the wonders of the world. Beyond that, what further can be added.

  • No doubt one of the wonders of the world.. But the people sitting on the other end of the ticket booth was extremely rude. U can't expect tourists to give u exact change. And being courteous, to tourist who travels long distance to get the beauty of this marvel, won't charge u some extra penny. Apart from this I guess it is well maintained monument. Wid enough security personnel to ensure the safety of the tourist.  A must visit for everyone.. The intricate carvings and design is so soothing to the eye. Best if u visit early morning or during dawn....

  • Ever since I was a little kid, whenever I think about India I think about Taj Mahal! I have always wanted to visit it and I finally made my dream come true and I can't even describe the feeling I had when I was there! The amount of the incredible handmade details on the white marble is absolutely mind-blowing, not to even mention the story behind it which I advise you to get yourself an authorized guide to tell you all about this world wonder because they will offer you more detailed information than you will ever know. You simply can't visit India without visiting Taj Mahal!

  • Do I REALLY need to say anything about the Taj?? It's one of the seven wonders of the world and is truly a gem. However, I do have some pro-tips for your next visit to Taj, to make it a more comfortable journey. 1. NEVER & I mean it, never visit it during weekends or any public holiday for that matter. The sheer number of people and the long serpentine queues can drive even the best of us crazy. 2. Take the South Gate. Now, entry to Taj is through its various and though all of them are crowded, the South Gate is still competitively less crowded and you can get in quicker (comparatively). 3. Don't listen to any of those so-called guides and agents, who'll claim to get you in without standing in any line for a few quick bucks. Not only is it morally wrong but the public also gets REALLY angry at this sort of behaviour. Stand in the queue like everyone else and try to soak in all the history & diversity of the place. 4. This one is for foreigners. Please be very aware of the people who'll try to con you by promising something or the other. DON'T listen to anyone of them. Try to explore the place on your own (as much as you can) & when in doubt ask the authorities for directions or any help; they're in abundance over there and are very helpful. Follow these tips and rest assured you'll love your visit there....All The Best..

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