Best time to visit8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open hours6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday closed
Things to dohistory tours
BudgetIndians- INR 75, Foreigners- INR 750, SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries- INR 510, Free- Children below 15 years
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank1 out of 96 attractions in Agra
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.
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An ivory-white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal in Agra is regarded as a symbol of love and commitment. It houses the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is said that the Emperor loved his wife dearly and after her death decided to build the Taj Mahal to remind the world of their eternal love. The stunning monument today stands as a proof of love and devotion of a husband towards his wife. Taj Mahal is located in Agra, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in India. Built in 1648 AD, today, Taj Mahal attracts seven to eight million annual visitors.
Here's a fact - A lot of people don't know but Taj Mahal is actually taller than the Qutab Minar in Delhi even if it doesn't seem like. The Taj Mahal is 72 metres tall while Qutab Minar is 71 m. You can take a taxi or rickshaw from Bus Stop/Railway Station to visit the Taj Mahal. You won't be needing any rest once in Agra. However you can have some food at a comfortable place before proceeding.
Vehicles leave you 2 km away from the Taj. Battery cars and camel carts are readily available to take you on pillion. Carry your id cards and buy your tickets if you want to take a closer look of this grand monument. Latticed gardens and pristine blue pools adorn the Taj like a foyer, as the monument rises from a red sandstone base. The double dome, the slender four minarets with intricate inlay work renders one simply speechless. As you enter the dark dome you see Persian verses decorate the walls and a marble enclosure, within whose vault lies the cenotaph of Mumtaz Mahal and the casket of Emperor Shah Jahan.The architecturally exquisite Taj is much more than its twin ‘Bibi-ka-Maqbara’. At the end of it, you leave the Taj with wonder in your eyes and a mesmerising awe of having seen something so beautiful and so grand built to epitomise someone's death!
The Taj Mahal has come to be eponymous of Agra. The magnificence of Taj looms large over Agra, to the extent of almost consuming Agra’s individual existence. It's magnificent grandeur is beyond words to describe.
After roaming around TajMahal and Other few forts there, we started back to New Delhi to spend the night.
All the seasons are the best seasons and anytime is great to pay a visit to the Epitome of Love, the Taj Mahal. No matter how cliched it may sound, visiting Taj mahal in Agra continues to chart the priority list of many travelers all over the world. One of the best Seven Wonders of the World, relish stunning views of Taj Mahal.Best Time To Visit: OctoberOther Things To Do: Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar’s Tomb and Jama Masjid. 19. Rann Utsav at Kutch, Gujarat
Being in one of the seven wonders of the world, it is no wonder that the Taj Mahal is most frequently photographed. There are thousands of photographs of Taj. Hence, I decided that my photographs would be to show something that has not been shown before. Though the temperature would dip down to zero and below during winter, it is the best time to explore Taj because the combination of fog and golden hours of dusk and dawn would be wonderful. After a journey of twenty hours by train, I was shivering by the time I got down at Agra and took a short, powerful nap before I started my wandering. The cold weather excited me as I walked down the road to reach the east gate of the Taj. As I enter, I see a magnificently beautiful structure stood tall on the banks of Yamuna river. Another interesting spot is Mehtab Bagh that is situated opposite to the banks of Yamuna that gives a picturesque and unique perspective of Taj. I took a boat ride on the Yamuna river that gave me a spellbinding tranquility. The sight of gleaming golden light making its way through the fog was a sight that I would never forget.
Its min 2-3 hrs to explore the inside of this amazin structure……Its not jus the Taj Mahal but the structures around it and the garden etc etc. keep gud time in hand if u wnt to explore the entire area. its one beauty to be seen and witnessed in person and no words can describe the actual beauty of it. At the back the Yamuna river flows and if u can plan, plan Taj Mahal visit on a full moon day, coz dats the only time whn its open for visiors during the nite. Rememebr Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
We Reached Taj Mahal at 1.50 PM. Taj has 3 gates to enter, we tuk the gol chakkar gate. Der is a battery operated rick wch will tak rs 10 pp and Rs. 30 for entire rick wch can fit upto 4 adults. u can also walk, Its jus 8-10 min walk.Ul get 2 ques, one for the ticket and d oder for the entry. So book ur ticket online and download e-ticket it will save on ur time. Rem no eatable or leather is allowed.On the way till u rch Taj Mahal, ull be bothered by many guides startin to quote at Rs. 600+ wch at the end come down to Rs.200-Rs.300. In my view take a guide if u wnt to knw the history behind it and some more crap details or els give it a pass.
We (my hubby) took a train (Gatiman Express) at around 8.20 am from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. It was almost one and half hour journey. The train journey was too good, less tiring...After getting down at Agra Cantt, we took a prepaid taxi for Agra Local. Reached Taj Mahal at around 10.30 am (since Taj is closed on Fridays, Saturdays are too crowded). We could see one of the wonder and I was really excited to see that. We clicked lot of pics in our camera and phone. ..It was just simple and good...Post that we left for lunch (~1.30 pm)
I took an early morning train from Hazrat Nizamuddin train station and went to Agra Cantt and from there took sharing auto to Taj Mahal, while travelling in auto to Taj Mahal I had word with my other co-passengers (9), I told them I am going to Taj Mahal & want to return back to Delhi thereafter to catch train to Mumbai, they told me that in morning they had being to Taj Mahal & there was huge number of people out there, they said it will be very difficult for me to return on time to Delhi as I need to first get train from Agra to Delhi, However they told me that they know one person named Shahid who escorts tourists to Taj Mahal (guide), they gave me Shahid contact number, when I reached Taj I contacted Shahid(10) and met him there, he was very helpful, he told that there are around 20,000 people around here to visit Taj, however as I have personal soft corner for Mumbai people I will get you inside Taj as you also need to catch your return train from Delhi to Mumbai, accordingly because of his help I was able to get inside the Taj Mahal and accordingly returned back to New Delhi Railway station at around 8:30 pm & caught my train to Mumbai Swaraj Express at around 9:25 pmThis was my travel story, I hope you will like it :)so in total I met 10 people throughout my trip to Uttarakhand, whom I will never forget in my life1. 24 Friends - NIM, Uttarkashi2. Mauni Baba - Uttarkashi to Gangotri3. Two Brothers (Ashish & Mahesh) - Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh4. Bengali Dharamshala Manager, Rishikesh5. Tata Sumo Person, Rishikesh to Haridwar drop6. Rahul - Nainital7. Cobbler Boy - Ramnagar8. 5 Boys - Corbett Falls, Kala Dhoongi, Nayagaon, Ramnagar9. Co-passengers in sharing auto - Agra10. Shahid - Taj Mahal
Agra houses India's very own wonder of the world, and gives the world a chance to celebrate this architectural marvel at a festival called The Taj Mahotsav. The mahotsav is a colourful festival, where different cultures of the country are put on display, including their art and cuisine. The Taj Mahotsav will be celebrated from February 18 to 27 in 2017. Plan your travel in February well so that you do not miss out on this. In February, the weather will be very pleasant with the maximum temperature rising to 25°C and the minimum going down till 10°C.How to reach: The best way to reach Agra is by taking a train directly to the city. The nearest airport is in New Delhi and you can hire a vehicle from there to get to Agra. The Yamuna Expressway, which connects Delhi to Agra is one of the best highways in the country.Unravelling the mysteries behind the great Konark Temple!
The name says it all. No words needed. The heaven on earth! There are three gates to enter the taj - The West gate, The East Gate and The South gate. The grand gate called Darwaza-i-Rauza is the entrance to the taj. Whichever gate you come from, you have to cross the Darwaza-i-Rauza to enter the taj. That feel when you see the mausoleum for the first time through the gate was mesmerising. And it took another half an hour to enter the mausoleum after standing in a long queue. Adjacent sides of the Taj lies a mosque and a guest house. On the other side of the river yamuna was the Mehtab Bagh. Since the scintillation was going on in one of the minarets, couldn't have a full view of the whole Taj. Do check whether scintillation work is going on when you plan for Agra.
Started early morning from New Delhi on 12 November, we drove past Greater Noida via Yamuna Expressway and reach Tajmahal by Noon. Post lunch, we traveled via NH 21 to Bharatpur for the night stay.
20. Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh – Time for a clean-up actTo outsiders, the Taj Mahal has become a symbol of India, which is great thing but we Indians do not seem to have the same amount of respect for one of the wonders of the world. Whether it's the dirty river next to the structure or our love of scribbling our lovers name on monuments, we seem to have ticked all the wrong boxes. Time to buckle up and help preserve this beautiful symbol of love.
The Main Event: The Taj Mahal
It was a day well spent with various activities like playing carom , volleyball , cards and the day end with delicious food of cafeteria in the hostel which satiated our taste buds.Day 2 : @TajMahal We were excited to see the Taj in the morning , our hostel was just the walking distance from the Taj Mahal around 1.2 km .We took the eastern gate road to enter the Taj Mahal on which you can see the Taangewallas which reminds you of old Agra.It was a majestic view of the Taj in the morning sun rays.
The most beautiful building in the world, Taj Mahal is the epitome of love that immortalized Shah Jahan and Mumtaz. Thousands flock to the heritage sight to marvel at its beauty and seldom leave disappointed.
Wake up at 5 o'clock and head for Taj Mahal. Buy the entry ticket from Shilpa Samabay. Taj Mahal is about 1.5km from there. Govt. buses are available at nominal cost.P.s - u must carry a valid photo ID for ticket purchase and checking at entry gate.Water bottles, wallet, small handbags, camera bags are allowed inside Taj Mahal!Enter the premises, and enjoy the glorious Taj Mahal bathing in the first Ray's of the rising sun!!!!U can easily spend 2-3hours there, as the sun will then make u run for a shade!!
Mausoleum of Mughal King Shah Jahan's wife- Mumtaj Mahal
To be honest, This is purely my own personal opinion.I didn't like the Taj Mahal much, of course it's such a huge construction and a marvelous structure. But donno why I felt that.While walking towards Taj Mahal, to the left and Right side of the trodden path.. There's a big lawn and garden kinda.. So we sat to the left of the structure and had a view of it. And this is the path which is less taken by other tourists. So there's a certain calmness and you can enjoy it.This is the only best moment I had.For Taj Mahal lovers, Kindly Ignore if you are annoyed with the way I described the structure.Please have a visit, you might find a different note in that.
7th wonder of the world.
One of world's most beautiful buildings, counted as one of seven wonders of world, a building that stood strong over past 400 years to tell the world, how much a king, who ruled over entire India, missed his beloved wife and what she meant to him. The hugeness of Taj Mahal amazes us at first look. The precision with which it is built leaves no doubt in our mind that it actually took 22 years to complete Taj Mahal. The entrance and compound walls built in red stone are also huge and remarkable.