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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. To visit Taj Mahal and get the most from your holiday in Agra, create itinerary details personal to you using our Agra online vacation planner .
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  • taj mahal is simply wow it has many big gardens and local crowd is cool. i like this building because of its history  more »
  • We've had the good fortune to travel a bit but the Taj Mahal is simply the most amazing sight to behold. We didn't have the best weather - cloudy and grey - so it could have been even better - but reg...  more »
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  • Beautiful, just how you'd expect it to be. It is, after all, one of the 7 wonders of the world. There are beautiful gardens all around where you can roam, and there 4 gates to enter from. The general ticket is 50 bucks and the high value ticket is for 250. The difference is that with the high value ticket you can go up there on the platform :) I'd recommend you do take the 250 one because the pictures with the white marble-y background are unmatched. Great place for visiting. Have fun! It's most beautiful place. Traveller should try to make it to see sunset at Taj Mahal as well as experience the sunrise view. The early you visit monument less crown u experience and one can enjoy clicking pictures. Be careful of the guides that are in the monuments. It is not mandatory to have guide, nor is it required. One can read online about the monument and enjoy guide free own way the monuments.
  • Beautiful, just how you'd expect it to be. It is, after all, one of the 7 wonders of the world. There are beautiful gardens all around where you can roam, and there 4 gates to enter from. The general ticket is 50 bucks and the high value ticket is for 250. The difference is that with the high value ticket you can go up there on the platform :) I'd recommend you do take the 250 one because the pictures with the white marble-y background are unmatched. Great place for visiting. Have fun! It's most beautiful place. Traveller should try to make it to see sunset at Taj Mahal as well as experience the sunrise view. The early you visit monument less crown u experience and one can enjoy clicking pictures. Be careful of the guides that are in the monuments. It is not mandatory to have guide, nor is it required. One can read online about the monument and enjoy guide free own way the monuments.
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