Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal is considered the most beautiful building in the whole world. It is Called as the “symbol of love”. It built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. In (1628–58) to immortalize his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb includes a mosque and a Guest House. It is the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. For its construction, masons, stone-cutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, and dome-builders. It has three gates east, west and south. The monument stands on a raised marble platform at the northern end of the garden, facing its back to the Yamuna River.

Its raised position is a masterstroke design as it leaves the sky as its only backdrop. Each corner of the platform is graced with 40m high white minarets. The four indistinguishable faces of the Taj are in perfect symmetry, featuring impressive vaulted arches containing pietra dura scrollwork and the quotations from the Quran. The Taj Mahala’s exterior decoration is the finest in Mughal architecture. The decorative elements can be grouped into either calligraphy, abstract forms, and vegetative motifs. The interior chamber of the Taj Mahal reaches far beyond traditional decorative elements. The inlay work is a lapidary of precious and semiprecious gemstones. The inner chamber, an octagon with the design allowing for entry from each face only the door facing the garden to the south is used.

Best Time To Visit Taj Mahal:

It is a dynamic image with a different beauty. The best time to visit here is the sunrise, it looks the most atmospheric. And one more magical time to visit the Taj is the sunset.

Timings Of Taj Mahal:

Every Friday the Taj Mahal, closed and only accessible in the afternoon for Muslims to attend prayers.

Daytime: 06:00 AM to 06:30 PM

Nighttime: 08:30PM to 12:30 AM

Entry Fee Of Taj Mahal:

Day Fee: Rs 750 (Foreigners)
Rs 510 (Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries)
Rs 20 (Indian)
Entry Free for children below 15 years of age.

Night Fee: Rs 750 (Adult, Foreign)
Rs 510 (Adult, Indian)
Rs 500 (Child 3-15 Years, Indian & Foreign)
Entry free for child below 3 years of age.

Tips For Travellers:

Visitors booking tickets online can enjoy discounts.

Photography, prohibited inside the mausoleum itself.

Don’t forget to retrieve your free water bottle (500ml) and shoe covers.

Places To Visit near Taj Mahal:

Agra Fort

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Mehtab Bagh

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Fatehpur Sikri

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Nearby Restaurants:

YES Restaurant

Relax He Relax Restaurant

Taj Mahal RestaurantIt

Address:

Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj,
Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001.