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Taj Mahal-An Epitome of Love

The Taj Mahal is one of the 7 wonders of the world and is thought to be the most mainstream vacation spot in the nation. An image of affection, the Taj was worked by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his ruler Mumtaz. Tagore portrayed the Taj as a 'Tear on the cheek of forever'. The landmark draws in a great deal of visitor all around the year. The Taj Mahal remains for the Crown of Palaces in the Persian dialect.

It is situated on the banks of River Yamuna in the city of Agra. Taj Mahal is an ivory white marble tomb which was worked by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his most loved spouse Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered as the finest case of Mughal engineering and is currently an UNESCO world legacy site. Covering a land more than 60 bighas, the Taj Mahal was developed utilizing white marble acquired from Markana in Rajasthan. It took just about 17 years to finish the development of the landmark and it was at last finished by 1648. The Taj, so magnificent from the outside, has similarly mind blowing masterful work done in the insides. There are water diverts and wellsprings in the passageway of the Taj Mahal which makes the landmark considerably more terrific.

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Uttar Pradesh, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
27.1750000°N, 78.0419000°E
Distance from Agra city center to Taj Mahal
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Read traveller's reviews about Taj Mahal..

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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