Taj Mahal-Among One of Seven Wonders of the World-Unesco World Heritage Sites-Agra-Uttar Pradesh-India


Taj Mahal, "the epitome of love", is "a monument of immeasurable beauty" in the world.The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Here is Some Information about Wonder of the World Taj Mahal.



Location: Agra, on the banks of river Yamuna, Uttar Pradesh
Built in: 1631 - 1653
Built By: Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
Dedicated to: Mumtaz Mahal ,the wife of Shah Jahan
Number of workers: 20,000 
Area: 42 acres
Significance: One of the Seven Wonders of the World 
Architecture: Mughal (Combination of Persian, Islamic and Indian architecture style)
Architect: Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
Cost of Construction: 32 crore rupees
Best Time to Visit:Oct to Feb
Visiting Timing: about 3 Hour
Nearest Railway station: Agra Railway ststion
Nearest Airport: Agra Airport

More Information about Taj Mahal Agra

 

Taj Mahal is among one of seven of the world is located on  the banks of river Yamuna in Agra Uttar Pradesh.Taj Mahal is built in start about 1631 and completed in 1653.Taj Mahal was built in 22 years  with the orders of Shah Jahan and it was dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), the wife of Shah.Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is synonymous to love and romance.The purity of the white marble, the exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all make a visit to the Taj Mahal gain a place amongst the most sought-after tours in the world.

Main Gate 
The name "Taj Mahal" was derived from the name of Shah Jahan's wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and means "Crown Palace". 20.000 workers labored and 32 crore rupees were spent during the construction of the monument and it was built according to Islamic architecture.The main tomb of the Taj is basically square with chamfered corners. The minarets here are detached, facing the chamfered angles (corners) of the main tomb on the main plinth. Red sandstone mosque on the western, and Mehman-Khana on the eastern side of the tomb provides aesthetically a clear colour contrast.


The mausoleum is a part of a vast complex comprising of a main gateway, an elaborate garden, a mosque (to the left), a guest house (to the right), and several other palatial buildings. The Taj is at the farthest end of this complex, with the river Jamuna behind it. The large garden contains four reflecting pools dividing it at the center. Each of these four sections is further subdivided into four sections and then each into yet another four sections. Like the Taj, the garden elements serve like Arabesque, standing on their own and also constituting the whole.



Entry Fee,Tickets, and Timing of The Taj Mahal Agra

 

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset (Friday closed)


Entry Fee: Rs 1000  (Foreign Tourists)
Rs 530 (Citizens of SAARC & BIMSTEC Countries)
Rs 40 (Domestic Indian Tourists)

No Entry Fee for children below 15 years of age (Domestic or Foreigner)

Note: Foreign Visitors who purchase Agra Development Authority (ADA)'s Pathkar (Toll tax) ticket of Rs.500/- for TajMahal, need not to purchase any other Pathkar (Toll tax) ticket, if he/she visits the monuments viz. TajMahal, Agra Fort, FatehpurSikri, Akbar's Tomb, Itimad-ud-Daulah's tomb on the same day


Audio Guide: Audio Guides Facility in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bangla is available at TajMahal. Please contact near Ticket Booking counters and Forecourt.


Nearest Tourist attraction of Taj Mahal Agra

 

Agra Fort
Akbar's Tomb
Sikandra
Jama Masjid
Guru ka Tal
Chini Ka Rauza
Fatehpur Sikri
Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb
Mankameshwar Temple
Ram Bagh
Swami Bagh Samadhi
Vrindavan
Gokul
Mathura



Nearest Hotels and Restaurants of Taj Mahal Agra 

 

Hotel Sidhartha 1.5 Star Hotel
Western Gate, Agra 282001, India
Shanti Lodge 1.0 Star Hotel
Chowk Kagjiyan South Gate 
South Gate, Taj Mahal, Agra 282001, India
Saniya Palace Inn 1.0 Star Hotel
Chowk Kagziyan,South Gate, 
Taj Ganj, Agra 282001, India
Hotel Host
West Gate of Taj 
70 Meters Far From Taj, Agra 0562, India
Hotel Taj Resorts 3.5 Star Hotel
Near Shilp Gram, 
Taj Mahal (Estern Gate), Agra 282001, India
Hotel Atulyaa Taj 3.5 Star Hotel
538, near Shilip Gram 
Taj Mahal (eastern gate), Agra 282001, India
Sheela Inn
Opp. Jalma (Near Shipgram Parking),
 Eastern Gate, 
Tal Mahal, Agra 282001, India
Hotel Sheela 1.0 Star Hotel
East Gate, Taj Ganj, Agra, India
Hotel Kamal 1.0 Star Hotel
South Gate Of Taj Mahal 
 TajGanj, Agra 282001, India
Hotel Rashmi 1.0 Star Hotel
Near Hotel Amar Vilas, Rajiv Nagar
Rajiv Nagar, TajGanj, 
Agra 282001, India
The Oberoi Amarvilas 5.0 Star Hotel
Taj East Gate, Agra 282001, India


Cafe Coffee Day
0.5 km from Taj Mahal

Joney's Place
0.6 km from Taj Mahal

Peshawri
0.7 km from Taj Mahal

Shankara Vegis Restaurant
0.7 km from Taj Mahal

Esphahan
1.1 km from Taj Mahal

Pinch of Spice
1.7 km from Taj Mahal

Tea'se Me
1.1 km from Taj Mahal 


How To Reach Taj Mahal Agra




By Air: The Agra City has its Own Airport , The Nearest Airport is Agra that is around 7 km.


By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Agra station.you take auto and texi from station to Taj Mahal.Major city connected to Taj city Agra Railway station.


By Road: There are many Public and Private vehicles available to reach Taj Mahal Agra.  The Nearest City is Delhi about 204 Km, Jaipur 200 Km, and Gwalior 120 Km.  from Taj City Agra.You can easily get taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw in the city that will take you to your destination. Prepaid taxis and tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw are also available if you want to visit the various places near the city. Since diesel and petrol vehicle are not permitted in the area of Taj Mahal , you can find battery-operated buses, horse-driven tongas, rickshaws and other pollution-free vehicles there.
 

 Google Map of Taj Mahal Agra 

 


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