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Taj Mahal, Agra

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Architectural Building Landmark
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. Add Taj Mahal and other attractions to your Agra trip itinerary using our Agra family vacation planner.
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  • Yes Yes Yes, Add this to your bucket list. A world in itself that now only exist in books... Larger than life - is what I thought the moment I laid my eyes on this magnificent work of art - Taj. The s...  more »
  • This is one of the Wonders of the World. Very very beautiful place india. Must visit this place in life.  more »
  • The monument is worth a visit... The beautiful Persian architecture is worth seeing... The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is early in the morning... If u can visit during a full moon night, u can se...  more »
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  • It was amazing to see such a sheer beauty in pure white. Part of our Delhi plan to visit the Taj, and we felt so happy and excited, since we thought we would not be able to enter the complex in the first place. So much crowd, so much security etc, but we were very lucky since the driver who came with us, knew a registered guide who took us through another gate. Within no time we were inside the complex. The guide was good, he was able to tell us the history, show us the places and also teach a bit or two about photography. ha ha ha. Some call it a beauty, some call it a monument, some call it a graveyard. Whatever it may be it was simply wonderful to see it in real life than photographs and videos. Definitely a must visit place. Tip: Try to visit early morning or late afternoon, since the hot sun was making it even to look due to such high reflection from the marble. Would suggest early morning, since it would be good for photography, if you are interested though.
  • The place is so densely crowded, one can exclaim, it's infested with people. Not possible to walk without bumping in someone or other. Crowd makes it difficult to have personal space for photo shoot. People spread filth everywhere, possible in surrounding area. Yamuna is dirty, no eye pleasing view of river. The structure Taj is much hyped. There is nothing for it to qualify as wonder. It's a classic case of fool's propaganda. Lot more great structures with intricate art and architecture have been built in India before and after Taj.
  • It's very important to know that it's closed on Friday for tourists! so don't make that mistake. I fortunately found out to avoid disappointment. It's a totally beautiful place, make sure you don't take any books, pad or agenda, you'll be obliged to throw it away at the entrance. Make sure you only bring the essentials, like money and your phone. I suggest going there very early to avoid crowds and have the chance to take better photography with less people around and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. If you go there early, you can buy tickets without a queue... The earlier the better!
  • Excellent place to visit. It’s a symbol of LOVE. I enjoyed all the moment. It is one of the best places for tourist. But it is important to know that Friday is closed. The ticket counters at East and west gate open from sunrise to sunset but ticket counter at South gate opens at 8am to 6pm. For the Indians amount of ticket is 40 Indian rupees and for SAARC countries people is 500 rupees and others foreigners is 1000 rupees.
  • The most beautiful wonder place in India that you must to visit. And I suggest to foreigners should be go with a guide. Have a beautiful park under this and Agra Red Fort also near to Taj Mahal, So you can go there also for visit. Hope you enjoy the place most!