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Taj Mahal

World's Most Majestic 'Symbol Of Love.'

Dharmapuri, Agra
Monument > Tomb
It is an ivory-white marble mausoleum, which was commissioned in 1632 by the emperor Shah Jahan to harbor the tomb of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. An estimated 20,000 laborers were recruited from all over Asia to contribute to the massive project. Over 1,000 elephants were used to transport heavy materials and supplies for construction. It took a hefty period of 22 years for its completion and although it's mostly a myth, some historians believe that the artisans and craftsmen were put to death so th show more

Something unique

A UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India" and one of the most universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.

Tips from insiders

  • Photography is prohibited inside the main mausoleum.
  • Visitors are requested not to make noise inside the mausoleum.
  • Each month, Taj Mahal is also open for a night visit for 5 days in a month. The time is divided into 8 batches of 50 people and 30 minutes each. The tickets are available on the official website of Archaeological Survey of India.
  • Carry small bags and make sure that nothing objectionable is with you, security is quite tight within the premises.
  • Wear something mindful and modest.
  • The place is insanely crowded and packed most of the times, so take note of that.
  • Prices for souvenirs are exorbitant, so do not forget to bargain.
  • Agra Fort, which is another marvelous architectural piece, is just some minutes away and at a walking distance.