taj mahal

Taj Mahal is a palace that is famous for its amazing architecture. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world, known as a “memory of love”.

Taj Mahal is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This is popular as a sign of love. It is made of white marble which makes it wonderful.

It stands among seven wonders of the world. This is a UNESCO world heritage site, which is an amazing place to visit in India.

History

Taj Mahal was constructed by a Mughal emperor Shah-Jahan. He built it in memory of his love “Mumtaj Mahal“. More than twenty thousand workers contributed to its construction for twenty-two years.

Even after the construction of such a beautiful place, Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb.

Architecture

The Taj Mahal was built-in Islamic architecture. The chief architect who built it was Ustad Ahmad Lahori.

The white sangamarmar, which is the best quality of marble makes it adorable. Makrana town of Jodhpur in Rajasthan is famous for this type of marble. The carvings on it are beautiful.

There are five sections of this complex which are the Main gateway, Garden, Mosque, Jawab, and Mausoleum. The southern end of this palace has carvings on red sandstone. The “main gateway” is the Huge gate of marble, that has carvings of ornaments, petals, and flowers.

There is a “garden” with fountains in front of this palace. It is a calm place to relax. Then, a “Mosque” is located on the western side. Another section of this palace is “Jawab” which is a guest house facing the mosque.

The color of taj mahal changes with time. It varies from blue, red, orange, yellow and many more which depends on the time. Tourists from all around the world visit this adorable place.

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Attractions of Taj Mahal

  • Main Gateway
  • Mausoleum
  • Garden in front of the Palace
  • Carvings on the stone
  • Mosque

Time to Visit Taj Mahal

The best time to visit this place is the winter season. It takes around 2 hours to visit this place.

Time to Visit – 1 hour before sunrise.

Two entry gates- Eastern gate, and western gate

How to reach Taj Mahal

You can hire a taxi or cab from Agra railway station or bus stand to reach here.

Entry fee to visit Taj Mahal

Domestic or Indian citizen- 50rs + 200 rs(for mausoleum)

Foreign tourist- 1100rs + 200 rs(for mausoleum)

SAARC or BIMSTEC citizen- 540rs + 200 rs(for mausoleum)

Tips:

  • Follow the instructions as provided
  • Do not carry unnecessary items as it is prohibited

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