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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Reviews of Taj Mahal • 55
Watching the Tajmahal up close is spectacular, we agree. But imagine watching it from the sky, about 500 feet above it. It’s definitely going to be breathtaking. We get to see this monument in all its beauty and glory this way.
Taj Mahal : Let me first introduce you about this beautiful architecture. There’s no mausoleum more grand, no declaration of love more apparent than building a marble masterpiece for one’s favourite wife. This historical building built in Agra between 1631 and 1648. You need to keep patient while going to watch the Taj because before entering there was a long queue and we had to wait a lot. There was too much rush in the area. Also we found guides who was offering their services on high price but as we are Indian so I don’t think we need a guide to tell the story of Taj. We all are aware about the history.
Every Indian or a vacationer needs to have the capacity to see the incredible Taj Mahal. I too had arranged a trek to visit the colossal compositional ponder in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Having known about the excellence and the accounts around this Wonder of the World, it had been my hotly anticipated dream to encounter this renowned worldwide landmark of affection. Landing in expectation I touched base in Agra, a walled city where there is an amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim history, clear in its rich engineering and culture. My hotel window gave me the most lovely perspective of the Taj, at a top notch rate obviously! Yet, everything was justified, despite all the trouble, as I looked at the landmark in the setting sun, bowing rationally to its glory, unfit to sit tight energetically for the following day when I would have the capacity to visit it face to face.The day of the visit I needed to pass by maneuver to a parking garage, where I secured my entrance ticket and from where the broken-down enchanting rickshaw took me to the passageway of the Taj Mahal. I felt my fervor develop as I moved toward the mausoleum.The front door is straightforward and doesn't give the scarcest of trace of what lies behind. When I ventured into the entrance of the entryway, I got my first impression! Having seen such huge numbers of photos of the Taj Mahal previously, I was certain I recognized what's in store. How wrong I was! My first experience was a photo consummate scene. The white coating marble magnificence, with reflecting waters and the green patio, against the background of the sky, was captivating. In its straightforwardness and severity.For some time I disregarded my environment and stood expanding. I more likely than not dropped my jaw totally open in ponder I presume.A slight brushing of another guest against my shoulder woke me up from my dream! The best known image of India is each piece consistent with its distinction. Impeccably symmetrical structures that make a geometric ponder have numerous a mathematician pondering concerning how such exactness could be accomplished in those occasions. Having perused up such a significant number of realities about it as a prelude to the visit, I too felt similar inquiries flying in my brain, as I followed the consummately smooth perimeter of one of the minarets. The legend was one of the uncommon attractions of this ponder is the wonderment it makes in both the artists that draw motivations from it for their organizations, and in addition engineers that endeavor to comprehend the faultless execution of the development of this grand building.The stunning story of Shah Jahan, having assembled this lovely sepulcher for his darling wife Mumtaz Mahal, feels to wait noticeable all around the Taj. As I strolled in and around, I could feel a feeling of unexplainable riddle, as though the adoration is still particularly flourishing between the two. Greatest declaration that the sovereign could achieve what he went for that his affection for his ruler is known for quite a long time. Some more than is said dependably, the unpredictable carvings and trim work in the dividers was so wonderful. I marveled at how the skilled worker from Persian and Mughal schools of engineering had increased such authority. Totally drenched in my musings, I took rounds of the landmark over and over and after that went inside the tombs that are impersonations of the genuine ones underneath. The scene inside was tranquil and similarly dazzling!The trellis work which enabled light to stream inside was wonderful. Looking inside the real tombs from above left me with a blended sentiment of wonderment and a shivering impression of feeling where I could strikingly envision the assemblages of the sovereign and his better half lying alongside each other in peace until the end of time. I bowed rationally to their undying adoration! Farewell with an overwhelming heart as I cleared out the stunning magnificence, I felt somewhat tragic, beyond any doubt that I had left a piece of me with it. However I felt more extravagant, as I conveyed a piece of the affection and excellence of the Taj with me. So we turned we turned out to be a piece of each other. Such is the puzzler of the Taj!
When you see it you immediately fall in love with it, yes i’m talking about the TAJ MAHAL. I don’t need to say anything about it because everybody knows everything About taj mahal.We also started hunting for the most famous sweet of agra i.e petha which is sold by panchi petha. You’ll be seeing panchi petha everywhere in agra but do not buy it from anywhere. Only buy it from the original panchi petha which is in sadar bazar agra. They have other branches too in agra and i bought it from this branch. It was original and delicious.
The city of Agra is synonymous with the Taj Mahal- one of the Seven Wonders of the World, renowned for its beauty and historical significance.
I started my journey from New Delhi and being a budget traveler I chose sleeper class train ticket from New Delhi to Agra just for Rs 350 and so reached Agra early at 5.30 am because I wanted to see that early morning view also I heard morning is less crowded so there won't be anyone to bother me for video and photography. To skip the Que I also booked my entrance ticket online which helped me to reach the gate and stand right at the front.There are few items banned inside Taj Mahal. It includes anything edible, headphones, mobile chargers, other electrical, pens of any kind, torches, knives and camera tripods and gorilla-pods. Though they do allowed selfie sticks and gimbals. But don't worry if you have carried some of the above banned items as they do provide locker facility at very nominal price.As I was the first one to enter the gate, I chose the best spot to take pictures and timelapse.
Day 1: The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mohabbat the Taj showThe best time to visit the Taj is early morning as there are less crowds. It’s open from sunrise to sunset and there is no limit to the time you want to spend there once inside. See more info hereA lot has been said about this monument of love so we won’t elaborate but it is a beautiful structure so do queue up, go up-to the main platform and visit the tombs inside.
Taj Mahal - A Synonym for Undying LoveRabindranath Tagore had once called the Taj, a teardrop on the cheek of time. Possibly one of the most popular and suitable words that have ever been used for the magnificent Taj Mahal. Built in the honour of Mumtaz Mahal, a Mughal Empress by her beloved husband Emperor Shah Jahan.
Taj Mahal: We reached Agra by 10 and it was a perfect time to experience the majesty of World Wonder.The white marble building was glowing gold in the sunlight.The architectural work inside the Taj Mahal also amazed us .As the crowd was less at that time we got more time to notice all those works.The symbol of love will never allow you to bid a goodbye to it without taking pictures.We spent an hour there taking pictures and lavishing through the Mughal Gardens.
You can walk your way from the ticket place or there are some govt buses also. We walked , and that glimpse of Taj Mahal durse hi Fan hogaya. Aww what a beautiful monument .I would tell you the beauty cant be described in words , you should see and feel this moment.As we reached early there were less people luckily we good get some good snaps .India is having such buildings and we had still not seen .And I finally took a small Tajmahal idol and a colorful small umbrella which i missed buying in Jaipur and checked out from the hotel .Also bought Aagra famous Peta sweet.We also went to Aagra Fort , which is worth visiting .
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.Entry fee: ₹40 for Indians, ₹530 for citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries, ₹1000 for others.Opening hours: 6.30am to 6.30pm. Closed on FridayBest time to visit: October – FebruaryNearest railway station: Agra has a railway station and it is around 5km from the monument.
During Agra visit, if you want to invest one full day on TAJ, it's worth. Even more than a day is also worth. TAj can be seen and her beauty can be enjoyed from different places of Agra , for example - From Mehtab Bag Garden, Agra Fort, from City, from hotel's terrace.
She is ivory-white, gorgeous wonder of the world- she is Tajmahal. Without seeing her, your travel itinerary is incomplete. This is one of those places which charms travelers all through seasons. It is almost fantasy of life to see her in a full moonlight night. I wish to visit again in a winter morning, in a rainy afternoon and of course in a moonlit night. In Tagore's word-- "She is solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time". Let's explore TAJ .
Also listed as first among the 7 wonders of the world, the grand Taj mahal has attracted people from far and wide for its breathtaking beauty. Considered as the epitome of true love, the Taj has brilliant optical illusions in its architecture. The very sight of this tomb fills you with an air of magnificence and the surrounding garden only adds charm to the monument. Throughout the year, Taj Mahal remains a buzzing place with people ready to pay exorbitant amount to witness its beauty in the full moon night. Taj Mahal shall ever remain the best gift bestowed on India by the Great Mughals!Best time to visit: October to December and February to March.Timings: Every Day, (except Friday), sunrise to sunset. You can visit the Taj Mahal at night also, between 8.30pm to 12.30am, on full moon night two days before and two days after.Entrance fees: During the day - ₹750 (Foreigners), ₹510 (Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries), ₹20 (Indian), entry free for children below 15 years of age. . For the night visit - ₹750 (Adult, Foreign), ₹510 (Adult, Indian), ₹500 (Child 3-15 Years, Indian & Foreign), entry Free for children below 3 years of age. Where to stay: Courtyard by Marriott and Double Tree by Hilton are great luxury options. You can check out other options here. How to reach: The nearest international airport is New Delhi. There are regular trains and buses that run between Delhi and Agra. Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation as well as private bus operators have around 10-12 buses daily whereas there are around a 100 trains that run between the two cities of a daily basis.
I checked out from the hotel at around 8 AM and headed towards the legendary Taj . This symbol of love or so it is called , stands in white marble on the banks of river Yamuna . The morning sun appeared to be filtering the white marble and giving it the glistening glow . I stayed there for 2 hours . One can take rest in the gardens and feel the cool breeze making the atmosphere more relaxing . Since it was holiday , the place was flooded with people . By the time I left , the ticket counter appeared no less than Rajiv Chowk Metro station during peak hours(Delhi People would understand the fact).Taj Mahal has four gates on all the four directions - east , west , north , south . All the gates are similar and a first timer can get easily confused . So if you are by your own vehicle , do not hesistate to ask anyone regarding the directions . I too had to face similar illusion. On coming out , one can find various sweet shops and eateries . I have had breakfast in one of these and bought a packet of the famous AGRA PETHA from one of the shops .Agra is famous for two things - one the obvious and the other is Agra ka petha . Donot forget to try these sweets .
Up at 4.30 in the morning, we head to the magnificent view of a lifetime. It's always known to be open from the sunrise to the sunset, but we hardly bother to be the ones entering with the sunrise, and we do now. The Taj Mahal at the sunrise, the view is clean and sharp, no distractions and no editing required, I happened to be the first, for the day, to capture the magical moment and just preserve it forever...
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.