About Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a monument that is a timeless piece to the testimony of true love. It is celebrated world-over as having stood in resolute glory transcending time, showcasing a long-lasting love, which is still enduring, eternal and has an indelible aura about it. The unconditionally pure and truthfully raw love story of King Shah Jahan and his consort Mumtaz Mahal found a place in the verses of Rudyard Kipling, poet Rabindranath Tagore and a historic acceptance in the monument of Taj Mahal. This magnificent monument has a unique blend of Indo-Islamic style of architecture and is intricately carved on ivory white marble. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The vaulted dome-shaped tomb is a prominent feature of the building and is decorated in lotus design. This is relatively distinct from other Mughal structures. They have been constructed with red sandstone whereas the Taj was made entirely of white ivory marble. It is surrounded by a garden with a path on either side providing a hassle-free environment for awe-struck visitors. Adding to its immortal allure is the location, set against the River Yamuna providing a perfect backdrop of the ethereal quality of true love. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world and has a prominent place in UNESCO's world heritage list. It is also embellished with precious and semi-precious stones and engraved with plant motifs and calligraphy of Persian poems.

 

Must See

  • A magnificent dome-shaped tomb which is the striking feature of the monument.
  • The garden encompassing the monument offers a spectacular view as far as eyes can see.
  • The intricate carvings on the marble are a treat to the eyes.
  • The uniqueness of the Indo-Islamic style architecture.

How to reach

10.5 km via Mahatma Gandhi road. It takes around 30-40 minutes to reach by bus and the fare is INR12 to INR 20 or take a local taxi, or auto rickshaw or cycle rickshaws fare around 80 to 150 INR.

Tips

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Stay hydrated to beat the heat
  • Maintain discipline in the premises
  • Avoid using offensive language
  • Refrain from littering
  • Greet everyone with respect
  • Take a stroll around to see the captivating beauty surrounding the monument
  • Do not damage any part of the monument

Visit Time

Sunday:       6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Monday:       6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday:      6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday:     6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday:          Closed

Saturday:      6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Evening timings

Sunday:      8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Monday:      8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Tuesday:      8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Thursday:     8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Friday:          Closed

Saturday:    8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Waiting Time

No

 

Entrance Fee

No

 

Time you can spend

3 to 4 hours

 

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Weather

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