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Taj Mahal in Agra

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

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Uttar Pradesh, India
Best time to visit Agra: 
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78.0419000°N, 27.1750000°E
Distance from Agra to Taj Mahal
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Overall Rating:4.6

  '3' out of 5
"It is worth watching as a piece of art and culture. But authorities are not taking care of it properly. Staff is not trained enough to deal with people. They say photograph is not allowed inside tomb but we saw lot of people taking pics inside tomb. People throwing their foot cover here and there and no was looking for it."
  '5' out of 5
"Even the long drive from Delhi, the traffic jams & the stifling heat could not detract from experiencing the wonder of the Taj Mahal. We were picked up by a private car at our hotel in Delhi & transported on the several hour journey to Agra. The countryside en route was very interesting. Once in Agra we found our guide & he ferried us to the East Gate entrance to the Taj. Spotlessly clean, this location is in stark contrast to the general condition of Indian urbanity. The courtyard leads us to the Wedding Gate which is magnificent in its own right. After taking the obligatory photos of the mausoleum from inside the Wedding Gate we walked through the gardens leading to it. All the while our guide provided commentary which served to enhance our experience. Finally walking around and inside the mausoleum we got to appreciate the workmanship that went into creating this marvel. It is incomprehensible to fully describe this location & I highly recommend anyone to visit it. The temperature in Summer is diabolical but seeing & experiencing the Taj was worth it."
  '5' out of 5
"One of the most iconic places in the world! Very friendly security and general population. Don't fall prey to the guides though. They will dupe you saying various lies like the queue is too long and they can get you in faster. Don't fall for their tricks. "
  '5' out of 5
"Wow!!! what a place. Superb place which is worth visiting. The day i went there it was a long weekend and was really crowded. Still the view was awesome."
  '4' out of 5
"There is only one reason to take the pains to travel & stay in Agra, and it is to visit the Taj Mahal and all that is worth it when you finally reach there. The fees are very nominal, but totally worth it. The splendor and beauty of the Taj can only be experienced, not read, so its a must visit. Advice to travelers: Please hire a local tour guide who can explain all the history behind the Taj, which just adds to the splendor of it."

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 6, 2016