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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday closed
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Indians- INR 75, Foreigners- INR 750, SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries- INR 510, Free- Children below 15 years
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1 out of 96 attractions in Agra

Taj Mahal

This monument is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also the most beautiful monument of the whole world. This was a mark of love and honour by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved and favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is said that Mumtaz Mahal died while giving birth to her 14th child and Shah Jahan was completely shattered. After this he built this beautiful mausoleum about which he himself said that even the sun and the moon would shed tears after seeing it. The main building was built in 8 years after the monument started being built in the year 1631 but the whole complex was completed in the year 1653. The monument is built right on the banks of the River Yamuna and is a symbol of purity and love. The white marble used here makes the place looks even more peaceful when the reflection of the monument falls on the waters of the Yamuna. The red sandstone mosque is also a part of the monument complex. Immediately after the building was completed, Shah Jahan was overpowered by his son Aurangzeb and was imprisoned inside the Agra Fort. He could only sit and look at the Taj Mahal till he died in the year 1666. The building has intricate work especially the beautiful lattice work and the Quran is inscribed on the walls of the monument in the form of beautiful calligraphy. The Persian Garden inside the monument complex is another attraction for the tourists. Every week thousands of people come to visit this place and to experience their dream come true. Some also have to leave disappointed at times but there is alsways a desire left to come back.
Did you know Taj Mahal is one of the sites that offer an optical illusion? Well, hold on to that emotion! At the first glimpse when you enter the premise through the main gate, you will be surprised by the optical illusion that this majestic structure creates in front of your eyes. However, as you get closer, it seems like the monument shrinks in its size, while in reality, the towers lean outward to provide aesthetic balance to the monument.
Erica Louise
John stated, "You are the first Indian, I see today, who have come here for the cycle tour in recent years." I was amazed to hear that. John is the man behind Agra by bike who led the tour. Before beginning I needed to ride the bike, haha, I generally do that, testing vehicles before carrying them along for a long ride. Everything went incredible. It was 5:30 AM toward the beginning of the day, and I would not like to miss the dawn perspective of the Taj Mahal, so we began off.Taj MahalWhat precisely is the Taj moment for you?My Taj moment is to see the sun rising and sparkling brilliantly at the Taj. To keep Taj secured there are no fuel vehicles permitted within the 2-3 km separation of the Taj Mahal. In this way, we rode to the back area, i.e., the north of the Taj Mahal, where the Yamuna waterway is. There was standing an older adult prepared to take us on a watercraft ride in the stream. While he was paddling the boat gradually and took us amidst the water I could precisely observe what I longed for; the dawn at Taj. I could likewise see the entire shadow of the Taj Mahal in the waterway along. It was an ideal moment. I think an image here will clarify it better.
Ranjan Singh
Having breakfast i walked up to Taj Mahal at eastern gate as one can enter in to Taj Mahal through three massive gates namely western,eastern and southern gates with eastern gate least crowded and had small queue .i could not wait to witness breathtaking building when i got a glimpse of it from series of entrance gates and yes it was like daydreaming with my eyes wide shut open.the most beautiful architecture of the world and widely knows as "symbol of love" built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to Mumtaz Mahal,his third beloved wife.the beauty of Taj Mahal has been personified,portrayed, mentioned and described by renowned writers, poets as well as artists from all over the world.Mumtaz Mahal died while giving birth to her 14th child and in her memory a mausoleum or tomb has been constructed by heartbroken emperor to show his gratitude and love to his wife.it took 21 years to build it completely and soon after completion Aurangzeb the son of Shah Jahan overthrow and imprisoned his father in the Agra Fort and he spent his remaining life gazing his wonderful creation from the windows of Fort until he died and buried alongside Mumtaz in 1666.
Saumitra Shinde
The symbol of love built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz still retains the love & affection even after centuries. Built elegantly on the banks of river Yamuna, Taj Mahal is an indication of love being eternal. Experience the glory of this marble structure as it allures you with its beautiful architecture.