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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. Add Taj Mahal and other attractions to your Agra trip itinerary using our Agra family vacation planner.
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  • In 2013 I first saw the Taj Mahal, but when I saw it again last month, it was as if I had never seen it before. I had chills. I was awe-struck. It is the most beautiful building I have ever seen – ele...  more »
  • Had a local guide Mohamed Naheem, born in Agra and a guide of 13 years, very knowledgeable especially about the best angles for perfect photographs. A must see  more »
  • A wonderful tribute to the love of a king. The all marble building with inlaid semi precious stones is outstandingly beautiful. It is a must see on you "bucket" list. Words can not do it justice.  more »
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  • When you hear so much about a place, you expect it to be a letdown just because nothing can live up to that amount of hype. The Taj Mahal is the exception to that rule. It really is a wonder and something to behold and if you haven't made it there yet, I urge you to as soon as possible. There really isn't much else to say since words will never do the place justice. I do recommend getting there as soon as it opens to beat the crowd. Take your time walking around and I don't think a guide is necessary. Maybe an audio guide but the real joy is in experiencing the place for what it is. One of the wonders of the world.
  • It is the most amazing monument that I have ever seen in India. Jaw dropping scenery. Great ambience. I was in a confusion whether I should keep taking foto or keep looking at that marvellous tomb. You would not take off your eyes from it for the first 15 seconds. Such a grand structure. Beware of pick pocket, especially in ticket counter. As a precaution, keep the purse in front pocket and keep extra money in inner pockets.
  • This place is well known to all. No need to describe here about this famous place. Pls consider following things before going there: 1. You can not get edible things inside the Taj, Only water bottles are allowed. 2. Only registered photographers are allowed, so don't get trapped by unregistered photographers. 3. To save money, bring shocks instead of buying shoe covers. 4. Don't get trapped by local guides, use your own wisdom. Instead get a book containing all details, You can learn easily about the historical monument from there. 5. Bring 1 identity proof with you. Without it, you won't get the ticket. 6. In case, your water bottle get empty don't worry, drinking water is available inside. 7. To get away from rush, try to enter from Southern gate. You will surely get peaceful entry. And you can also buy tickets in comfortable manner. Thank you.
  • It has an average score of 4.6?? Are you kidding me? I've saw my share of great places around the world, but this takes the price. Simply jaw dropping, I was completely amazed when I first looked at it (looks best when the sky is clean). But always enter via the south gate!!
  • The most beautiful monument dedicated to love, this place is mesmerizing. A must visit place for every one in this world, very well maintained. Visits on a full moon night are the best