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Taj Mahal, Agra

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One of the most iconic sites on the planet, Taj Mahal stands as an enduring and remarkable example of Islamic architecture in the country--it's also a World Heritage Site. Constructed between 1632 and 1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan, the mausoleum pays tribute to his beloved wife. Visit the expansive complex on the banks of the river and marvel at the 73 m (240 ft) tall structure and its surrounding minarets, covered in distinctive white marble. Explore the grounds and take in the view of the world-renowned structure, complete with a bulbous dome, from multiple angles. Note the Islamic calligraphy, colorful lattice works, raised motifs, and tiles adorning the exterior of the building. Afterwards, step under the main dome to see a vaulted ceiling above the intricately carved tombs of the Shah and his wife. To visit Taj Mahal and get the most from your holiday in Agra, create itinerary details personal to you using our Agra online vacation planner .
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  • What an amazing, wondrous palace, it glows and mirrors the sky and almost looks like a mirage as you enter... I felt so lucky to be able to visit this 500yr old world wonder, definitely worth a visit ...  more »
  • The well known world wonder built in the early 17th cent AD by empire. it was amazing white marble decorated massive monument at the edge of famous Yamuna river. well organized arrangement with good f...  more »
  • Quite possibly the most impressive mausoleum in the world. There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said by anyone who has seen Taj Mahal. Truly an iconic site!  more »
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