Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, the first of the seven wonders of the world, is a very popular tourist place. To visit properly here, you will need a good travel guide. Without a guide, you will not be able to know the Taj Mahal properly and you won't understand its improvement. Every year crores of tourists come to visit here. Due to a lack of complete information, most people get confused.

Taj Mahal Tourism - Best Places, Ticket Prices, Timing, History
Taj Mahal Tourism

So today I will help you to visit the Taj Mahal. I will guide you when should you visit the Taj Mahal? Where should you go? And I will also tell you about their ticket price. Also, you will read about the history of the Taj Mahal. After reading all this information you will not need any other tourist guide. If a tourist guide asks you to visit the Taj Mahal, do not be tempted. They all keep trying to rob you.

Taj Mahal Travel Guide

The Taj Mahal, located in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, is the most famous tourist destination in the world. The Taj Mahal has also remained very popular due to its history. In 2007, the Taj Mahal was declared the first of seven wonders in the world. Only after this did the Taj Mahal become even more popular than before. Today, thousands of tourists come to see the Taj Mahal every day.


There are three gates (East Gate, West Gate, and South Gate) to go inside the Taj Mahal complex. You can carry a mobile, camera, and water bottle in the campus. But other big things like big bags or any other goods cannot be carried. For this, the facility of a cloakroom is provided near the ticket counter. Where you can deposit your goods.



To get inside the Taj Mahal, you need to verify your ticket. For this, you can stand in a long line of 2 hours. Or you can book a local photographer and go through another shortcut. There are many ways to get inside the Taj Mahal that no one knows about. But the local photographers and local guides know everything there.

Taj Mahal Inside

The main attraction of the Taj Mahal is the white marble mausoleum located in the middle of the complex. In whose basement Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan's tomb are located. This mausoleum is made of white marble, on which beautiful carvings with precious jewels have been done. In it, you will be able to see the unique synergy of Indian, Islamic, Turkish, and Persian architecture.

Taj Mahal Carving - Inside Taj Mahal Tourism
Taj Mahal Carving - Taj Mahal Tourism

If you come inside from any gate, you must first go to the main gate, which is also known as the Royal Gate. From here you will be able to see the Taj Mahal.

The special thing is that these four towers are located at the four corners of the Taj Mahal is that all are tilted outwards. They are designed in such a way that even if for some reason these towers fall, they will fall outwards. The towers will not cause any harm to the Taj Mahal.

Where is the original tomb of Mumtaz Mahal located?

You will see that there are two tombs inside the Taj Mahal. One of which is a large tomb of Shah Jahan and the other is a small tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. By the way, both these graves are fake, and the real grave is present in the basement of the Taj Mahal. After the death of Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan had already announced that his tomb should also be built near the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal.

Taj Mahal Tourism - Best Places, Ticket Prices, Timing, History
Inside of Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal Tourism

According to Islamic culture, the tomb should be built where not many people can go. Hence, Shah Jahan built the original tomb in the basement and built the fake tomb on the first floor above. This fake tomb was built for people to see. Shah Jahan wanted people to remember both of them by looking at his graves.

Taj Mahal History

The history of the Taj Mahal is very unique. Taj Mahal has always been considered a symbol of love. But PaidalYatri.in does not believe this. You will find something like this on other websites, in which the Taj Mahal will be described as a symbol of love to make you happy. But we have come to tell you the truth, not to woo you.

In 1631, Shah Jahan's third wife Mumtaz Mahal died while giving birth to her eighth child. Shah Jahan loved Mumtaz more than the rest of the queens. After the death of Mumtaz, Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal to make his love memorable. Shah Jahan wanted the world to remember this love by seeing the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal Building - Taj Mahal Tourism
Taj Mahal Building - Taj Mahal Tourism ( Source: TajMahalinAgra )

The foundation of the Taj Mahal was laid in 1631, which was built and completed in 1643. In this way, it took a total of 21 years to build. Ustad Ahmad Lahori became chief in the construction work of the Taj Mahal. It was Ustad Ahmad Lahori who built big forts like the Red Fort of Delhi. After the Taj Mahal was fully built, the hands of more than 30 thousand laborers were cut off. Because Shah Jahan wanted these laborers not to build any other palace like the Taj Mahal.

The white marble used in the Taj Mahal was brought from Rajasthan, jade and crystal from Japan, Lepis Lejuli from Afghanistan, Carnelian Arabia, Turcois from Tibet, Jasper from Punjab, Schaffer from Sri Lanka. More than 1500 elephants were used for this transfer of these things. Even more expensive gems were embedded in the Taj Mahal, which the British looted. Along with this, the gardens in the Taj Mahal have been built by the British.

Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal

The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is during winters. Because in summer, it gets very hot here. In such a situation, you may face difficulty in visiting the Taj Mahal. This is the reason why Shah Jahan too left Agra and went to Delhi and built Red Fort. It will be very nice to come here in the month of October to March. In such a situation, you will be able to visit the Taj Mahal quite well.

There is also a mosque in the Taj Mahal in which Namaz is recited every Friday on Jumme. In such a situation, the Taj Mahal is closed. You should not choose Friday to visit the Taj Mahal, it will be closed on that day.

Royal Darwaja - Taj Mahal Tourism
Royal Darwaja - Taj Mahal Tourism

Taj Mahal Ticket Price

To enter the Taj Mahal complex, you have to take a shoe cover. This shoe cover is made of light cloth which is worn on shoes. This cover prevents the campus to be dirty from the dirt available on your shoes. If you wish, you can also book tickets online

Ticket Price
Indian ₹50
FOREIGNER / NRI ₹1000
SAARC / BIMSTEC ₹540
Original Mausoleum ₹200
Below 15 Years Free

How much does it cost to visit the Taj Mahal?

Taj Mahal is not an expensive tourist place. And being very small, you can explore the Taj Mahal very quickly. If you want to visit all places in Agra then you must take a hotel. But you will not need any hotel to see the Taj Mahal only. If the ticket price and food expenses are taken into consideration, then up to 3 to 5 thousand rupees will be good to visit for a couple.

Taj Mahal Tourism - Best Places, Ticket Prices, Timing, History
Taj Mahal Tourism

How to Reach Taj Mahal?

The Taj Mahal is the easiest to reach. Because Agra has both a railway station and an airport. If you are coming from any corner of India, then you will have to reach Agra first with the help of a train and airplane. The distance from the railway station to the Taj Mahal is just 7 kilometers. From here you can reach the Taj Mahal by bus, and taxi.



From the auto stand near the Taj Mahal, you can reach the Taj Mahal by riding a camel cart. It costs 50 rupees for a person to ride a camel cart. It is very fun to ride a camel cart, in which you go to see the view of the way.

If you are coming from Delhi, and you also have a personal vehicle, then you can reach Agra via Yamuna Expressway in just 4 hours.

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FAQ

Q. Where is the Taj Mahal located?
Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. This is the full address of Taj Mahal: Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India.

Q. Who built the Taj Mahal?
Taj Mahal was built by Shahjahan. And its construction was done under the supervision of Ustad Ahmad Lahori, which was a great architecture.

Q. Why was the Taj Mahal built?
Shah Jahan's third wife Mumtaz Mahal died while giving birth to her fourteen children. Shah Jahan loved Mumtaz Mahal the most. To give the world a sign of his love, Shah Jahan got the Taj Mahal constructed.

Q. When was the Taj Mahal built?
After the death of Mumtaz Mahal in 1631, Shah Jahan started the work of Taj Mahal. And it was ready in 1643. It took a total of 21 years to build.

Q. How to reach the Taj Mahal?
The Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. There are a railway station and airport in Agra, through which you can reach Agra from any corner of India. From the railway station and outside the airport, you can reach the Taj Mahal with the help of a bus, and taxi. If you are coming from Delhi then you can reach Agra directly via Yamuna Expressway. It will take you 4 hours.