Taj Mahal, Agra
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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It's mind blowing beautiful. You are simply at a loss of words to fully justify the beauty of this place.
Visited the Taj 21 years ago and was so impressed I have chosen to return. I was not disappointed. This trip has confirmed to me that it is the most impressive, marvellous building I have ever seen. I... read more »
What a beauty! I have never seen a structure like this before. It is perfect in every sense and the symmetry is simply great. The marble is so cool to touch even in the burning Sun. It can get extremely hot and stuffy once you go downstairs to the tomb. I wanted to rush back up for some fresh air.
Pictures cannot accurately depict the immense size of the Taj Mahal. Even as far as Agra Fort, the Taj Mahal sticks out and it seems literally larger-than-life as you get closer. There's a real reason it's one of the wonders of the world considering the incredible architecture. In addition do that, the court yard is really stunning as well as the mosque right next to the Taj Mahal. The two drawbacks to visiting the Taj Mahal as a foreigner are the increased cost compared to an Indian national as well as the number of hagglers you'll find along the path to the Taj Mahal and right outside the gate. I can understand the increased cost as a having a cheap price of admission incentivizes locals to visit. The hagglers are a real nuisance though. They'll walk with you for a full mile trying to get you to buy their goods and are relentless. When you get to the gate, there are a bunch of cons who say they are employed at the Taj Mahal but really just have deals with the side businesses. So they'll give you a full tour for a "discounted" price and then take you to one of their partnered businesses where it's expected you'll make another purchase. All in all, it's still an incredible site that demands a visit if you're in the area.
Taj is not just a monument of great historic events but it's beyond just a Piece of art. Made in white marble this is surely a masterpiece. On my recent trip to this place got to know of some surprising facts about this monument. It's a work of science and the design was much ahead of its time with such a classic architecture. The ideal time is to visit this place early morning or towards the evening specially in summers to save one self from scorching heat. Keep yourself hydrated if you are in Agra in summers to visit Taj. Else plan a trip between nov to feb
Nothing to like about this place. Seriously. I mean you have to spend an hour or two in line for watching one Piece of stone.. Which isn't even real*Real one is not for display*. There is no light in there so u can rarely see anything. But if you want to go inside. Try looking above. Its amazing. Outsides is good but its too crowded
This place is amazing. It is most beautiful during sunrise. And worth visiting yamuna river at the back of Taj during sunset. It has a great view. Before entering Taj, it is very wise that you are not hungry, because you just can't leave the place as it is very beautiful and eatables are not allowed inside
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