Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble Mausoleum in Agra city in India. It is located on the southern bank of river Yamuna. The mausoleum constructed between 1632 to 1643 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This is one of the iconic Monument, and 7 wonders of the world. The millions of tourists visited each year. The Taj mahal includes beautiful gardens and footway, beside the main building. The building marble color change depends on daylights. Also, tourists can view a significant view during full moon nights.
How to reach?
Taj Mahal tour is a dreams destinations for all Indian travelers, and also it’s a favorite destination for foreign tourists.
By Air : The nearest airport is Agra. Agra is well connected with the all Indian major cities by air and oprates flights on daily basis. For the foreign tourists can come to Delhi Airport, then proced to Agra by domestic flights/ Cabs.
By Train : The city is also well and good railway network connectivity with rest of India. The nearest railway station is Agra Cantonment.
By Road : There are regular bus services from Agra to all nearest important Indian cities. The nearest bus stand is Idgah. Also, tourists can come here by self own car from rest of India or nearest country of India.
Taj Mahal tickets :
Domestic tourists/Indians : Rs.50+ Rs.200 ( Inclusive of ASI & ADA fees).
Foreign Tourist : Rs. 1100 + Rs. 200 ( Inclusive of ASI & ADA fees).
Citizens of SAARC & BIMSTEC Countries : Rs. 540 + Rs. 200 ( Inclusive of ASI & ADA fees).
Note : Additional for visiting main mausoleum. Tourists also book trickets by online.
Best Places to visit near Taj Mahal
Agra Fort: The fort is a most important Mughal fort In India. It is the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. The Mughal emperor Akbar rebuilt the fort using red sandstone. The fort is just 2.5 km away from Taj Mahal.
Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra district. The town is called the city of victory. The monument was built by Mughal emperor Akbar, during the second half of the 16th century. The complex of monuments includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb: Itmad-Ud-Daulah Tomb is a Mughal mausoleum in India. The tomb also looks like the Taj Mahal, it also called “ Bachcha Taj”. The tomb consists of a number of outbuilding and gardens with the main building.
Ram Bagh: Ram Bagh is the Persian style Mughal gardens in Agra. The gardens were well maintained for several centuries under the control of the Mughal dynasty. Nowadays, most of the parts of the garden are in ruins. The greenery and lush vegetation of the land attract tourists to it.
Swami Bagh Samadhi: Swami Bagh Samadhi is the mausoleum of Huzur Swamiji Maharaj. It also called Radha Swami Samadhi. The Radha swami Satsang movement was started in 1861 as an effort to amalgamate all the world regions like Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism. So this building reflects the styles seen in temples, mosques, gurudwaras, and viharas.
Best time to visit
The tourists can visit the Taj Mahal and its surrounded area all through the year. But avoid the winter season, to get the best view of this fort and monuments.