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Taj Mahal, Agra

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Historic Site
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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  • The Taj Mahal is a stunning piece of historical architecture, from the grand and majestic building itself to the intricacies of the marble interior.  more »
  • Does Taj Mahal needs a review? Yet to write about it, Magnificent, Marvellous and extraordinary are too small words for it. Visit Taj mahal in the early morning or bit late in the evening to avoid.....  more »
  • Tajmahal visit was good during morning hours. It shines like gold then. We were one of the first who were inside. Inlay work was eye tonic. Overall great experience.  more »
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  • Really a beautiful and mesmerizing place to spend your time with your loved ones. Every inch tells you one beautiful, technical n marvellous story. You should recruit a guide or do a proper research then enter to feel the efforts and brain used. Whole day is not just enough to enjoy this fully. Please don't forget to take pics from different angles. Recruit a photographer if you can afford to seize the beautiful memories forever..but do proper negotiations. You must visit once in your life time.
  • Absolutely stunning! As it came into view for the first time through the entrance, my breath was taken away and I couldn’t even bother to look through my phone screen for a photo. Quick tip for a good photo - Try and line up the middle sections of the fountain with the middle tip! I noticed just after moving on from the main spot that though my photos looked good, this little check would have provided perfect symmetry. Other nice thing to see is the red Cornelia Inlaid stones translucency in the main chamber. Definitely worth coming early for sunrise or late for sunset.
  • It was awesome and an amazing experience. When I was at +2, I visited this place and now I revisited the memorial of love along with my better half. What an exquisite place of wonder! The symmetry in the structure and the intrinsic design on the walls are marvelous. We engaged a guide and he is so eloquent and explained the historicity very nicely. I am proud because of one of the seven wonders of the world is in my country. Came back with loads of memories.
  • Magnificent, architecture at its best. True symbol of love in its glory. A must visit for anyone who is around Delhi and North India. Was dumbstruck by its gigantic size and area. The entire facility is maintained well with clean and hygienic surroundings. Normal entry fee is 50/-, and special is 250/- in which you can see the mausoleum too. Good security and crowd handling. Prefer visiting in the evening or morning when heat is less. You will find ample photographers and tour guides which can be helpful but little annoying too.
  • This was a touching story. An Emperor that loved One of his wives like no other. She end up dying in the middle of birth and asked him before she died to build a house like no other. He did some extreme engineering. The top-of-the-line white marble with gems and rubies etched into the marble throughout the whole palace. They were put in there so perfect that if you put your finger over the gems it was perfectly smooth. The Palace was built in front of a river so they had to secure the ground to put such a heavy monument. So it won’t sink. The 4 pillars on each corner were designed to fall outward in case of an earthquake, not to damage the palace. He end up burying his wife in this magnificent structure and later on himself as well. So they will be together for eternity.

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