A Beginner’s Guide to the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the iconic wonder of the world and an incredible symbol of love. This architectural wonder is located in Agra, India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died at the age of 39, during child birth. To contruct the Taj Mahal it took around 20 years to complete, and around 20000 workers were used to built the architectural wonder. Around 1000 elephants were used to bring materials like red sandstone and white marble from different parts of the country.

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What to see in Taj Mahal?

The Taj Mahal complex comprises of a large Mughal style garden, mausoleum, museum and mosque. The Mughal style gardens welcome tourists to visit the mausoleum. You will be astonished to see the intricately designed marble works, the dome above, the tombs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.

With guidance of a travel agency in India, you will enjoy this tour in India, experiencing viewing one of the Seven Wonders of the World up close.

Time required to explore the Taj Mahal

Tourists will take around 2-3 hours to explore this architectural beauty. You can also enjoy night viewing of the Taj Mahal which is for 30 minutes for every batch of tourists. For more details get in touch with one of the best travel agents India.

When to visit Taj Mahal?

The best time to Taj Mahal is from November to February, when it is not too hot. The weather is simply pleasant to walk around the vicinity of the Taj Mahal. Take tips from a travel agency in India to enjoy a hassle free travel experience.

Taj Mahal Timings

1.       Opening time of Taj Mahal: 30 minutes before sunrise

2.       Closing time of Taj Mahal: 30 minutes after sunset.

3.       Closing day: Friday, Muslims allowed who come to pray

4.       The museum inside is open from 10 AM to 5 PM

Taj Mahal entry fees

1.       INR 50/- per person for Indian citizens

2.       INR 540/- per person for SAARC members and BIMSTEC citizens

3.       INR 1100/- per person foreign visitors

4.       Entry is free for all children below 15 years.

For Indian citizens, if you wish to enter the mausoleum, you need to pay extra INR 200/- per person. Also, if you take an audio guide it is at an extra cost.

Taj Mahal Night View Fees

1.       INR 510/- per person for Indians

2.       INR 750/- per person for foreigners

3.       INR 510/- per person: Kids between 3 and 15 years of age

4.       Free entry: Kids below 3 years of age

Taj Mahal night views is not organized on Fridays and in the month of Ramzan.

Taj Mahal Night View Timings

1.       Night view timings: 8.30 PM to 12.30 AM

2.       8 batches, 50 people in each 8 batch: 30 minutes for each batch

3.       You can enjoy Taj Mahal night viewing from the Shilpgram centre in the complex

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How to reach Taj Mahal in Agra?

By train: It’s about 6 km away from Agra Cantt railway station.

By air: It is about 9 km away from Agra airport. The nearest international airport is IGI airport, Delhi which is 230 km away.

By bus: State and private owned buses are easily available to Agra from Delhi. From the bus stand, you can either take an auto-rickshaw or an e-rickshaw.

By cab/taxi: You can easily hire cabs to reach Agra from Delhi.

The Taj Mahal is located on the banks of the River Yamuna.  Skip the hassle and take guidance from the best travel agents India.

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