Taj Mahal, Agra, India


What can you expect:

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. One of the world’s most admired buildings has to be the Taj Mahal in India. The huge white marble mausoleum in Agra was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631 and 1648, as a final resting place for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones, the building is breathtaking to see.
The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history. The Taj Mahal attracts 7–8 million visitors a year and in 2007, it was declared a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.

For more information see the website below.
Taj Mahal-Official Website of Taj Mahal,

Photographer: Kritesh Kaushik


Taj Mahal Western Gate :
Tickets are available on Western Gate near Saheli Burj. (Timing-One Hour before Sunrise upto 45 Minutes before Sunset).

Taj Mahal Eastern Gate :
Tickets are available at Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal. (Timing-One Hour before Sunrise upto 45 Minutes before Sunset).

Taj Mahal Southern Gate :
No Entry from this gate at Present only Exit is allowed.

There are separate queues for Foreign tourists and Domestic tourists to enter to Taj and signs will direct you accordingly. 

Foreign tourist: 1100/- + 200/-
Additional for visiting main mausoleum (Optional)

Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries: 540/- + 200/-
Additional for visiting main mausoleum (Optional)

Domestic/Indian/OCI Cardholder: 50/- + 200/-
Additional for visiting main mausoleum (Optional)

Opening hours:

Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays for general viewing. Other days it is always open.

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