Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal: It seemed the embodiment of all things pure, all things holy & all things unhappy. That was the mystery of this building says Rudyard Kipling. Famous as the 'Jewel of Muslim Art' and a pinnacle of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is one of the most appreciated masterpieces in the world. It is not just a piece of architecture but a paradigm of a 'tragic love story' in the Medieval times.

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Commissioned in 1632, it took 22 years to build and cost 32 million rupees in its day. More than 20 thousand artisans laboured under the guidance of architects led by the court architect- Ahmad Lahori.

The Taj Mahal is a designated UNESCO World Heritage monument and the absolute pinnacle of Mughal architecture. Clad in beautiful white marble and adorned with multicoloured stone inlay, the Taj Mahal is a unique monument. The main building with a double dome and chamferred corners stands on a raised square plinth. At each corner of this plinth rises a splendid white minaret.

The Taj Mahal is perhaps the most celebrated and most easily recognisable building in all of India. It is also recognised the world over as one of the world's greatest monuments of love.


#It is advised to check the opening hours and closing time for the monuments before going. The visitor timings for Taj Mahal are from sunrise to sunset.
Additional Info: Some of the other monuments in Agra are Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Mariam's Tomb, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Ram Bagh and Akbar’s Tomb.

#The address of Taj Mahal is Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. You can easily find out about the location of Taj Mahal from your hotel’s travel desk.
Additional Info: Some hotels near Taj Mahal are Four Points by Sheraton Agra, Orient Taj Hotel and Resorts, Crystal Sarovar Premiere - A Sarovar Hotel, Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre Agra and Hotel Parador Agra.

#The entry fee of Taj Mahal for Indian visitors is Rs. 45 per person. For a foreign visitor, the ticket price is Rs. 1,050 per person. The entry fee for SAARC and BIMSTEC visitors is Rs. 535 per person.
Additional Info:Additional Info: Some of the major things to do in Agra are shopping at the Shilpigram market area, taking the Mughal heritage walk, and watching the light and sound show at Kalakriti Cultural And Convention Center.


Interesting Fact

You can now book Taj Mahal tickets online by visiting Yatra.com. It offers online ticket options for 141 historical monuments, museums and sites in India, including Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Sun Temple and others. No more standing in queues, buy your tickets online for a hassle-free experience.


Did You Know?

*During World War II, the Archaeological Survey of India had covered the Taj Mahal with a huge scaffold, so as to protect it from bombers. Also, during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, the monument was covered with a green cloth.

*The Taj Mahal’s foundation would have eroded a long time ago if it was not built on the banks of Yamuna River. The foundation is made of timber wood which is not long lasting and would have crumbled over time. But the water from the Yamuna River keeps the wood strong and moist.

About Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal: It seemed the embodiment of all things pure, all things holy & all things unhappy. That was the mystery of this building says Rudyard Kipling. Famous as the 'Jewel of Muslim Art' and a pinnacle of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is one of the most appreciated masterpieces in the world. It is not just a piece of architecture but a paradigm of a 'tragic love story' in the Medieval times.

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Commissioned in 1632, it took 22 years to build and cost 32 million rupees in its day. More than 20 thousand artisans laboured under the guidance of architects led by the court architect- Ahmad Lahori.

The Taj Mahal is a designated UNESCO World Heritage monument and the absolute pinnacle of Mughal architecture. Clad in beautiful white marble and adorned with multicoloured stone inlay, the Taj Mahal is a unique monument. The main building with a double dome and chamferred corners stands on a raised square plinth. At each corner of this plinth rises a splendid white minaret.

The Taj Mahal is perhaps the most celebrated and most easily recognisable building in all of India. It is also recognised the world over as one of the world's greatest monuments of love.


#It is advised to check the opening hours and closing time for the monuments before going. The visitor timings for Taj Mahal are from sunrise to sunset.
Additional Info: Some of the other monuments in Agra are Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Mariam's Tomb, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Ram Bagh and Akbar’s Tomb.

#The address of Taj Mahal is Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. You can easily find out about the location of Taj Mahal from your hotel’s travel desk.
Additional Info: Some hotels near Taj Mahal are Four Points by Sheraton Agra, Orient Taj Hotel and Resorts, Crystal Sarovar Premiere - A Sarovar Hotel, Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre Agra and Hotel Parador Agra.

#The entry fee of Taj Mahal for Indian visitors is Rs. 45 per person. For a foreign visitor, the ticket price is Rs. 1,050 per person. The entry fee for SAARC and BIMSTEC visitors is Rs. 535 per person.
Additional Info:Additional Info: Some of the major things to do in Agra are shopping at the Shilpigram market area, taking the Mughal heritage walk, and watching the light and sound show at Kalakriti Cultural And Convention Center.


Interesting Fact

You can now book Taj Mahal tickets online by visiting Yatra.com. It offers online ticket options for 141 historical monuments, museums and sites in India, including Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Sun Temple and others. No more standing in queues, buy your tickets online for a hassle-free experience.


Did You Know?

*During World War II, the Archaeological Survey of India had covered the Taj Mahal with a huge scaffold, so as to protect it from bombers. Also, during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, the monument was covered with a green cloth.

*The Taj Mahal’s foundation would have eroded a long time ago if it was not built on the banks of Yamuna River. The foundation is made of timber wood which is not long lasting and would have crumbled over time. But the water from the Yamuna River keeps the wood strong and moist.

Monument Information

Address

Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal IGI Airport Delhi IGI Airport Delhi
  • Nearest Railway Station : Raja-ki-Mandi, Agra Fort, Agra Cantt
  • Nearest Bus Station : Central Bus Station Agra

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : July To August

    Summer : Average Maximum Temperature: 47°C (116°F )

    Winter : October to March, December and January are the coldest months

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Toilets
  • Benches
  • Drinking Water Facillity
  • Garden
  • Cloak Room
  • Ramps

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Dr. Bhuvan Vikrama
  • Phone: 91-562-2227261/62(T-f), 2227263
  • E-mail: circleagr.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 45
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 10 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 1,050
₹ 550 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 500 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 535
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 500 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 535
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 500 - by ADI as Toll tax

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