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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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  • My wife and I just went to Nepal and India. There were lots of great things to see, but by far, hands down, the Taj Mahal was the jewel in our trip. The Taj Mahal is one of the "New 7 Wonders of the W...  more »
  • The earlier you go, the less people. We only went in da afternoon as it was on Friday and this actually does not matter. It is always beautiful! You should not look to the people that there is. Of course the photos though nicer if there are less people on it. We also got a lot bothered by the Indians to join the photo, which we found weird as this very touristic. At the entrance you are asked if you are a photographer wants but we have not done this. Price is 1100 rupees including bottle of water. You can straight to inside and no longer have to queue. At closing time, it is very busy. Tip: go to the other side of the water (place where they wanted to place the black taj Mahal). Here you pay 300 rupees for but it you have a wonderful view of the Taj Mahal and you are all alone. We went here with Sunrise which it with the smog extra nice. Visit one of the seven wonders of the world!
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  • It lives up to expectations! Go early and enjoy. Gets a bit mad by 9am. I went at 5am and still wasn't first in the queue  more »
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  • India's best monument place - must visit One of the seven wonders of the world. It's view is breathtaking. I mean it was made hundreds of years back with so much detailing & efficiently crafted designs. You'll have to travel a lot with the area before you can be able to view it. It's huge and you need sufficient time in hand to be able to see each floor & enjoy its beauty. Impact of acid rain is visible by the difference in colour but still it has been well maintained all these many years.
  • India's best monument place - must visit One of the seven wonders of the world. It's view is breathtaking. I mean it was made hundreds of years back with so much detailing & efficiently crafted designs. You'll have to travel a lot with the area before you can be able to view it. It's huge and you need sufficient time in hand to be able to see each floor & enjoy its beauty. Impact of acid rain is visible by the difference in colour but still it has been well maintained all these many years.
  • One of the seven wonders of the world. It's view is breathtaking. I mean it was made hundreds of years back with so much detailing & efficiently crafted designs. You'll have to travel a lot with the area before you can be able to view it. It's huge and you need sufficient time in hand to be able to see each floor & enjoy its beauty. Impact of acid rain is visible by the difference in colour but still it has been well maintained all these many years.
  • India's best monument place - must visit One of the seven wonders of the world. It's view is breathtaking. I mean it was made hundreds of years back with so much detailing & efficiently crafted designs. You'll have to travel a lot with the area before you can be able to view it. It's huge and you need sufficient time in hand to be able to see each floor & enjoy its beauty. Impact of acid rain is visible by the difference in colour but still it has been well maintained all these many years. A beautiful beautiful place and a must visit for all of us. Tickets are ₹40 for Indians and ₹1000 for foreigners. Do carry your identity cards with yourself and buy that shoe cover which retails for ₹10 only as it's a sacred place and you don't wanna ruin it with your shoe marks. And you need to carry a water bottle as you will be walking a lot there. Do not carry any sharp or flammable objects or cigarettes with yourself if you don't want it to get confiscated.
  • What can I say more about one of the seven wonder of the world. It's just mesmerizing. From starting to the end, it's a once in a lifetime journey. Visiting Taj is easy. It's connected via rail and road. There are lots of shops outside which will provide you merchandises. There are some construction work going on when I was there but it's really doesn't diminish it's aura a bit. Didn't see it moonlight but that's another experience all together. Highly recommended.
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