See the sunrise over the marble mausoleum of the Taj Mahal on a full-day tour of Agra from Delhi. Visit one of the world's most romantic monuments,…
Depart from your hotel or airport on the 90-minute Gatimaan Express Train to Agra. Arrive in Agra and enjoy a private guided tour of The Taj Mahal,…
Travel to Agra in air-conditioned comfort to visit one of the world's most iconic monuments. The Taj Mahal is probably the best known monument to…
Travel to Agra to visit one of the world's most iconic and spectacular buildings, the Taj Mahal, on this full-day tour from Delhi. See the Taj Mahal…
Experience one of the world’s most romantic buildings with a skip-the-line ticket to the Taj Mahal in Agra, discovering a jewel of Islamic…
Explore Old and New Delhi on the first day of the tour and next day a great chance to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and later enjoy the impressive…
Embark on 2-day tour in air-conditioned comfort and experience spectacular views of the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset. Visit Agra Fort, the Baby…
Travel in luxury on this exclusive private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour. Enjoy personalized attention on a private, behind–the–scenes tour of the Taj…
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One of the world's largest mausoleums, the Taj Mahal was completed in 1643 under Shah Jahan, who commissioned it in memory of his most beloved wife who died in childbirth. So what are the top architectural features you should watch out for?
Perhaps the most distinguishing part of the Taj Mahal, this massive feature crowning the building is popular not only in Islamic architecture but also Russian Orthodox.
The Taj Mahal is flanked by four tall minarets. In recent years, the Indian Archeological Society has expressed concern at the fact that they are beginning to tilt slightly!
The iwans are the pointed arches at the sides. If you take a closer look, you'll see they are decorated with intricate Koranic calligraphy.
The awesome tessellating patterns and sweeping geometry covering the inner walls of the Taj Mahal are proof of the confluence of science and art.
The Taj Mahal's white marble changes color with the time of day. Pastel pink or blue, dazzling white - if you spend the whole day there, you will experience the whole spectrum.
Please remember that the Taj Mahal is an Islamic building. Although no specific dress code is enforced, it's best to dress modestly out of respect - this means covering knees and shoulders.
If you want to avoid the lines, it's best to arrive at the Taj Mahal at the crack of dawn. If you're not a morning lark, don't worry - this is one of the most beautiful times of day to view the monument and its gardens.
Lockers are available, but please note that your bag is likely to be searched - no food is allowed to be brought into the Taj Mahal.
Although you might be stopping at the Taj Mahal via New Delhi, the nearby city of Agra is worth a visit, too. It's easy to combine your Taj Mahal trip with a tour to Akhbar's fort and the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri.
- When should I visit?Open from sunrise to sunset daily, closed on Fridays.
- Is it expensive?Adult tickets start at just Rs710 (about $11) but go up once you add in tour packages and transportation.
- Will I need a guide?The Taj Mahal is one place where a guide will enhance your experience ten-fold. Look at a few different options in order to find the experience that works best for your group.
- How to get thereCheck trains departing from Agra for the easiest route.
- Additional information
- Ticket prices vary for domestic versus foreign visitors, but children under 15 are always free.
- Tickets can be purchased at the Western and Southern gates, and about 750 meters from the Eastern gate.
What people are saying about Taj Mahal
strongly recommend the sunrise trip arriving at 6am, because roads are enpty, temperatures are low and Taj not overcrowded yet... Bring toilet paper! ;)
Highly recommend the sunrise tour in order to beat the crowds and the heat! The driver arrived at the hotel early (2:45am) and we started the 3.5 hr journey. I was able to sleep some. I met my guide, Umer, and right away he prepared me well for the ‘entrance check’. He was very knowledgeable and customized my experience to my liking ( I like the history, not just pictures!). Umer was very polite and cook several great pictures for me. My only disappointment is with the Indian government and how they maintain the Taj Mahal property.... none of the reflection pools were filled/ operational, what a shame. The tour of Agra Fort was quick... could almost do without this part of the tour. We were done by 9:30 am and started the journey back to Delhi. Overall a good trip. I recommend if the Taj Mahal is on your bucket list.
As a female solo traveler, this company went above expectations to accommodate being my first day in India, truly a highlight of my trip!
Having a great guide was something, but eing to able to witnes the true beauty that is Agra fort and the Taj Mahal is somehting I will never forget!
Our guide Umer was knowledgeable and passionate about the Mughal culture and history, and has done a terrific job going through all the stories behind the architecture. We also got nice photos taken by him. Nothing pushy or upsell. Highly recommended.