Taj Mahal – the symbol of love is one of the seven wonders in the world. The shining white Mughal mausoleum is India’s finest piece of architectural brilliance and is located in Agra city. The masterpiece has been mentioned in literature, movies and various other forms of arts and has been compared to the most admirable beauty in the entire world.
Entry fee for per person: Indian- 20 Rs.
Foreigners- 750 Rs.
Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries- 510 Rs.
The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal who died giving birth to their child in 1631. The construction of the monument started in the same year and took 22 years to complete it. More than 20,000 people worked in the construction process and the white marble was imported from various parts of the country. Soon after the construction of Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan was overthrown by his son Aurangzeb and was put in a prison. He spent the rest of his life looking at the Taj Mahal through the window of the prison. After he died in 1666, he was buried near Mumtaj Mahal’s grave and thus the love story lasted for eternity.
Taj Mahal which symbolizes the gesture of love is an important place to visit in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Visitors from all parts of the world come to see it every day in large numbers. In 1983, Taj Mahal was designated as World Heritage Site. The monument is extremely beautiful and is situated on the bank of Yamuna River. During the night, the white reflection of Taj Mahal on the river makes it shine even brighter and the scene looks alluring. In the recent few years, the marble has been deteriorated due to acid rains and the pollutions in the city of Agra but a number of plans have been formulated by the governments to restore its luster. Taj Mahal remains the most beautiful icon of India.
Total time to visit Taj Mahal is about 2 to 3 Hours.
|Timings||All days of the week except Fri 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Open for full moon night viewing on - Oct 19 Nov 17 and Dec 17 2013|