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Yamuna River

The Longest Tributary River In India

Nagla Devjit, Agra
Nature & Parks > Bodies of Water
The Taj Mahal and most of the thriving city is located on the west bank of the river which played an important role in the development and construction of it. The calm water provided a mirror and the shimmering reflections give the feeling of a 'floating tomb', an idea accentuated by the water channels in the gardens. The water which fills the channels was once fed from the river and historical evidence suggests it was physically moved to flow closer to the building. Taj Mahal is built on a wood show more

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Something unique

The second largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) and also the main reason for Taj Mahal's construction at this specific location!

Tips from insiders

  • Keep yourself at a safe distance from water.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Have a camera because Taj Mahal as a backdrop gives you stunning photos.
  • You can have a look at Taj Mahal even on Fridays as it is closed on this day.