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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 to visitOpen from sunrise to sunset daily, closed on Fridays.
- What is the price?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 tips
- 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
Travelling alone the drivers and the guides were always on time bringing me through the sometimes crowded sights and being flexible regarding personal interests. My guides in Agra and Fatapur Sikri (option added to the Agra tour which I would highly recommended) were exceptional giving a lot of detail about the places and always knowing the fastest way to enter the sights skipping queues and the best places to take pictures. Only small improvement - there was no pressure and the heritage presentation was very nice but I would recommend is to check at the beginning what kind of shopping is in the interest of the guest. My guide in Delhi was somewhat less into the detail giving more free space to discover so I could see a lot during the day from the old and new Delhi. My weekend ended at the airport by 1830 pm and started only 11.00 so I would recommend to start earlier as there is some waiting time by the entrances and add a review of the plan at the beginning to fit all.
Faizan and Dharmender were great from pick up to throughout the day. They made sure we were comfortable and allowed us to adjust our day as the day went on. Tge tour locations were very effecient in getting around and we learned a lot of interesting information. We would strongly recommend them in the future for anyone. Faizan's youth, energy, and knowledge made the day bery pleasant and enjoyable. Anyone looking for a way to see Agra and the sites will not be disappointed.
The tour guide Mohammad is very knowledgeable and fun at the same time. He takes great photos at all the best places. Highly appreciated and recommended. I have had a great experience to visit Taj mahal and Agra fort.
Slept in the car, Arrived just after dawn. Guide was very nice and knowledgeable (and a good photographer) Highly recommended.!
A dream came through to see Taj Mahal, got a extra good day due to the guide Faizel that was calm and with good knowledge about Agra and all places we visited. So both the place and guide is recommended by both of us