Taj Mahal

Historic Site, Monument / Landmark, and Mosque
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    Padam D.
    "Beautiful monument, must see if in India"(17 Tips)
    Prerna S.
    "Gates open at 5:30am in the morning, sunrise is the best time."(12 Tips)
    Self Drive Trips
    "your eyes in front of Taj Mahal- The symbol of Love."(5 Tips)
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  • k̾h̾u̾s̾h̾i̾ s.
    The guides u get for 200rs max, do not pay more. The photographers rip u off so careful. It's a must watch. Wear colorful clothes to get amazing pictures. Sovereign u get for 25rs , so do not pay 100
    Upvoted Jul 27
  • ITC Hotels
    ITC HotelsJuly 16, 2012
    One of the Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum is a symbol of Love & also described as Dream in Marble. Best time to visit: Oct-Nov/Feb - Mar. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
  • Veysel S.
    Veysel SoyluApril 11
    Simply perfect... It is worth to see one of the unique examples of islamic architecture.
  • Self Drive Trips
    Self Drive TripsFebruary 19, 2015
    Express your feeling of love silently with your eyes in front of Taj Mahal- The symbol of Love. The place is also popular among those who want to give their beloved a love-wrapped surprise. Read more
  • Nathan J.
    Nathan J.August 12, 2012
    The place is great, and you could stay here for hours at one of the wonders of the world. The best time to go is winter. In July or August, the heat will kill you, but the Taj is definitely worth it.
  • divya m.
    divya maheshwariDecember 28, 2014
    The Taj has as many shades as any kind of beauty can ever have! It is Pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines. Its beauty can't b expressed in words.
  • Wally V.
    Wally VCNovember 5, 2012
    Best time to go is bright and early. Avoid the crowd and you get to see the taj change from light blue into golden yellow as the sun rises. We hired a tour guide for 200 Rs that got us pass the line.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LiuMarch 23, 2013
    Frame the taj mahal with the arches of the white stone benches in the garden platform rather than the doorway first coming in - you have to get under the bench on your belly but it's a great shot!
  • Prerna S.
    Prerna SehgalJune 23, 2013
    Come early. Gates open at 5:30am in the morning, sunrise is the best time. Taj Mahal looks beautiful and the stone changes color. Take booties before entering so u don't have to remove ur shoes.
  • Nokia
    NokiaAugust 9, 2011
    Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful places you'll ever visit. Take a photo of this wonderful symbol of eternal love and send it to someone you love.
  • Himanshu C.
    Himanshu ChaturvediDecember 12, 2014
    If you are coming here, don't forget to purchase some leather goods, visit to RedFort and Buland Darwaja. Enjoy the best sweet Petha here which is world famous for its flavour and taste
  • Bruna C.
    Bruna CruzJanuary 17, 2016
    Incredible! Most beautiful place I have ever seen! Great garden. Everything lovely! Evenings are the best. Bargain is must doing shopping.
  • Vimal P.
    Vimal PrakashMay 24, 2013
    Awesome place, visit it during early morning or late evening. I wud recommend to hire a guide as they wud also assist u taking group photos. Cost fr guides100 - 200Rs during peak season
  • Helme Athrah J.
    Helme Athrah JaafarSeptember 30, 2016
    Get the tourist guide to tell the history of this monument. It cost only about USD10 for 2-hours tour inside the Taj Mahal compound. It's worth it.
  • Phillip B.
    Phillip BracewellApril 25, 2015
    Go early in the morning to enjoy the peace and quiet. The sunrise is beautiful and there are less people there. Anytime the hawkers come up to you anywhere in India just ignore them. Say nothing
  • Rim B.
    Rim BodNovember 2, 2015
    It's beauty exceeds any photo that could ever be taken of it. Go there in a gov't prepaid taxi and get a gov't-approved guide. It's an excellent day trip so long as you stay off the streets.
  • Tian Chad C.
    Tian Chad ChenApril 29, 2013
    Remember to take a photo of the reflection if you are visiting soon =) Definitely looks good and be ready to get amazed!
  • GregWasThere
    GregWasThereMarch 9, 2015
    Amazing piece... I have see a lot of monuments around the world but that one top them all... www.gregwasthere.com to see more !
  • Илья Г.
    Илья ГлибчукNovember 11, 2013
    I with my wife liked Chicken tandori and Mabai Kofta. It is good. Tomato soup is normal, but i don't like that.Indian sweet is very good! :) thank internet for that place.Wifi pass: foodcafe
  • Hooriya H.
    Hooriya HussainDecember 3, 2014
    The gorgeous view, the gates around the Taj. Take time to actually see the intricate marble work. It is fabulous.
  • Aman B.
    Aman BajajDecember 14, 2015
    If you're going the 1st time, do remember to take a Guide... They let you in real quickly! The Story they tell you is must listen as there are tons of misconceptions! ₹300/- wouldnt hurt you much!!
  • Aman B.
    Aman BajajDecember 14, 2015
    Always remember to enter from the "South Gate" you find absolutely no rush whatsoever... It comes from the Labour Bazaar i.e. The labourers who constructed Taj Mahal! A Guide is always beneficial!!
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytAugust 9, 2012
    Look for the VIP bench. Princess Diana started a trend sitting on this bench, ever since, world leaders have struck a pose on this photo spot - the closest that allows all the minarets into the shot
  • Leif S.
    Leif SyliongkaNovember 29, 2013
    They don't allow electronic devices, objects with faces, food, markers and highlighters, matches, and a lot more inside. Video camera has extra charge (you can bring your phone in though for free).
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaNovember 28, 2015
    So much bigger in person. It's not necessary to go right at sunrise since they don't open the gates until it's up. But go before the buses from Delhi arrive
  • Kyrre G.
    Most beautiful building I've ever seen! Got a very nice guided tour from "Dave", just make sure you don't get overcharged, give no more than 500inr for the guide.
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaMarch 24, 2012
    "Inside this marble architecture in the summer, it is really cool (you may not be able to believe). If you feel tired to walk, I rest here with beautiful scenery as possible."
  • L D.
    L DSeptember 3, 2013
    As you make your way through the first gate, allow your eyes to adjust to the bright light as you see the monument through the gate. The first sight of it was so emotional & so moving, I cried.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PérezJanuary 7, 2016
    marvel of the world. totally recommended.i got the guide, but you can also get the stuff from wikipedia in advance and enjoy anyway the view
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMMarch 6, 2013
    Try to avoid during holidays like Diwali- the crowds will crush you! early morning in the summer is a better bet, and take a horse-driven tonga to the gate if you can!
  • Narges M.
    Narges MNovember 3, 2014
    This lot is my most memorable place.. Apparently each person would be shocked by this one. People are like ants near it. Its architect was an iranian engineer in those times 👍✌️🙏
  • twain t.
    twain taylorFebruary 19, 2011
    tho many will hassle you, you don't need a guide. just get in, and discover the place for yourself, many of the guides give you wrong info, and would ask for high prices. wikipedia could come in handy
  • Ashish S.
    Ashish ShuklaJanuary 26, 2016
    Nothing can describe its Beauty! If you find Rush in Que.,Let me tell you Taj have 3 gates for Entry find the other Gates to save time!
  • Dieter Z.
    Dieter ZirnigOctober 14, 2012
    As your bags/rucksack will get checked at the entrance, make sure, you don't have books, games, food with you. they will take it. with luck you'll get it back.
  • Ruslan N.
    Ruslan NikolaevJanuary 5, 2016
    Gorgeous experience. But make sure that you don't have your laptop with you. Security doesn't allow it and you'll have to leave it in a clock room 500 meters from entrance.
  • Kankan J.
    Kankan JiSeptember 11, 2011
    A hotel with Taj Mahal view on the roof is a MUST-DO choice!! A guide is necessary if u want to take photos, and our guide only charge us 50rps for 2~3hour-tour in Taj Mahal.
  • Easy Tours of I.
    Easy Tours of IndiaApril 4, 2014
    Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful buildings. Taj mahal is a mausoleum, an enduring monument to the love of a husband for his favorite wife. mahal. http://www.easytoursofindia.com
  • Gato M.
    Gato MongeJuly 18, 2013
    TAJ MAHAL - World Heritage UNESCO An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife. Read more
  • Israel A.
    Israel AndalonMarch 30, 2011
    Perhaps is better to plan one stop visit to Agra, just to watch the Taj Mahal. And when you come out run faster than the street sellers. If you want to buy something, try the local sport of bargaining
  • ilyas H.
    ilyas HussainJuly 28, 2012
    Taj mahal...a symbol of true love must visit to experience with naked eyes the beauty of glowing white marble sculpture which illuminates the charm of love in the night.
  • AudioCompass G.
    AudioCompass GuideJuly 3, 2014
  • Anbu J.
    Anbu JawaharNovember 25, 2012
    Get early to avoid crowd. Worth seeing at early morning and evening. Must see it from across the Yamuna where there is a park.
  • jeremyvillasis.com
    jeremyvillasis.comOctober 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Go early if u want less crowd. Queue as early as 5AM. Tripods not allowed inside. Its best not to bring in any bag to go through the tight Security faster. No smoking at the Taj.
  • Neelam D.
    Neelam DeshpandeSeptember 3, 2013
    TAJ TAJ TAJ..... finally my dreams gonna come true. initially I was has having difficulties to find out a good hotels at the nearby location to Taj Mahal, but now this problem is fixed and I'm ready. Read more
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 14, 2014
    From afar, it's a serene oasis. When there, you're in a maelstrom of moving bodies. Don't be gulled by the 'professional' photographers: they're too expensive, their pictures are mostly crap.
  • Zeno G.
    Zeno GabingApril 9, 2011
    Try to arrive at the ticketing ofice early at 6am, then take the free bus ride to the Taj Mahal entrance - don't use the touts offering horse ride or camel ride to the Taj Mahal entrance.
  • JK
    JKMarch 16, 2015
    The colour is dull in rainy days, be you can still get the deflection of Taj Mahal from the water.
  • ßümit U.
    No need to hire guide if u know someone in India, u can ask local people beforehand if u need anything i.e taxi fare, rate etc so that they won't cheat you
  • Francesca S.
    Francesca ScalonMarch 30, 2016
    Breathtaking. Go early in the morning with the sunrise, the light at that time makes it more magical.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareJune 2, 2013
    James Bond flies past the Taj Mahal in an establishing shot in Octopussy (1983). The shot, however, only establishes the location as India since he is actually on his way to Udaipur. Read more
  • Itai J.
    Itai JamshyOctober 31, 2016
    Don't enter through the West gate! Walk 500m to the south gate, there's practically no line. I didn't book a guide. The Taj feels more like a piece of art than a page of history.
  • Wotabout City Discovery App
    It took 22 years to be built.making use of 22,000 laborers & 1,000 elephants. After an expenditure of 32 million rupees (approx US $68000), the Taj Mahal was finally completed in the year 1653. Read more
  • c02inna
    c02innaNovember 18, 2010
    Thursday crowds large since Taj is closed on Fridays. Watch for crowds on holidays. Women get extra thorough searches (resulting in super long line up for women, and none for men).
  • Eman S.
    Eman SayedFebruary 20, 2014
    1. Come early morning. 2. Ask for a shoe cover while taking your ticket. 3. Take a guide. 4. Don't be in rush to see everything, take your time to enjoy it. 5. Take a lot of pictures. 6. Avoid Fridays
  • Griffin S.
    Griffin StewartNovember 7, 2011
    No tripods allowed. Leave them at your hotel or put them in the locker room before entering. They will search you and they will make you take them back to the lockers which are good five minute walk.
  • Jitendra G.
    Jitendra GhijApril 8, 2013
    Agra Tajmahal Tours is quality committed Travel Company which aim to give the maximum comfort to their travelers. http://goo.gl/akhvA
  • dAn
    dAnSeptember 12, 2015
    Iranian architecture in India! Truly wonderful and wondering!
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WardAugust 3, 2015
    So much more beautiful and amazing in person than you even think it will look
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • c02inna
    c02innaNovember 18, 2010
    Surreal to be here once inside. Besides large crowds, a peaceful place. Get shoe booties at the ticket booths so you don't have to take off your shoes later.
  • Barracuda Networks
    Barracuda NetworksSeptember 14, 2011
    Get here early!! By 7 a.m. there are already many people there and a queue starts to form outside. Head toward the mausoleum first and visit the gardens afterward. Enjoy the beauty of this place!
  • Dwight Jason R.
    Dwight Jason RonanJuly 30, 2011
    MUST VISIT: Although flocked by thousands of tourists every day, this iconic monument of eternal love totally lives up to its hype.
  • Mel H.
    Mel HelamaSeptember 15, 2015
    It's absolutely stunning, impressive runs short to describe its beauty and greatness.
  • Amit G.
    Amit GuptaJanuary 20, 2011
    Go early! The taj is pearlescent and changes colors as the sun rises. It's amazing.
  • Ross W.
    Ross WorrellFebruary 2, 2016
    One of the most famous buildings in the world. Get there early to avoid the crowds (6:30-7:00am) but beware of the winter morning fog.
  • Vidya R.
    Vidya RanjithOctober 31, 2013
    Truly a wonder.. which wonders everyone with how cud he even think of building this huge and beautiful monument... ♥ neva dies :)
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SApril 1, 2014
    Check the Taj Nature Walk from East gate entrance...exotic birds & the ataj by sunset/sunrise is wow!
  • Holiday M.
    Holiday MangoJune 9, 2015
    Taj Mahal, one among seven wonders in the world. A Delhi tour packages without a visit to this splendid romantic historic monument is incomplete. Read more
  • Jeff
    JeffMarch 1, 2015
    Tour guides will rush you in, whisk you around & rush you out again. Make time just to sit and be.
    HISTORY TV18January 23, 2013
    The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum, which was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The principal mausoleum was built in 1648.
  • Crescentrating Halal Friendly Travel
    The Taj Mahal covers an area of about 1003 acres or 405 hectares! Click http://ow.ly/bNmT7 for more exiting info!
  • Alberto Q.
    Alberto QuirozDecember 3, 2016
    You cannot describe the size and the exquisite handcrafted decoration it has.
  • Rohit K.
    Rohit KhannaJuly 19, 2013
    Pros: very close to the taj. Very helpful staff Cons: sucky non ac rooms with creepy crawlies all over the rooms.
  • Donna S.
    Donna SJune 1, 2014
    Just magnificent...I have no words! I'm glad we went early in the morning - less crowd and less heat! Tripod, food, and water are not allowed.
  • Clinton J.
    Clinton JeffMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Gates open at 5:30 am, so if you want to check it out before the crowds get in, Sunrise is the best time. Also the Taj is pretty beautiful at this time :)
  • Ariel L.
    Ariel LlugdarApril 27, 2014
    Take a few minutes just for looking it, identifying every single detail. It's an amazing peace of art!!!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 15, 2011
    Constructed in 1632, this crown of palaces is a blend of persian, turkish and indian architectural influences.
  • Vishal G.
    Vishal GuptaDecember 27, 2013
    Everyone has his/her own way of looking at this creature. But view from " Mahtab bagh" is priceless.
  • Dre M.
    Dre MarinDecember 22, 2015
    Wait a little after sunrise to avoid the crowds and for the haze to settle. But really it's beautiful at all hours of the day.
  • History T.
    History TV18January 22, 2013
    Early morning is the best time to go as the crowds are down and the lighting is good for photographs.
  • Wotabout City Discovery App
    Use the Go!Places Taj Mahal guides and experience the Taj as if you were living when it was just built! Read more
  • djcroft™ ®.
    djcroft™ ®October 1, 2012
    After visiting the White Taj Mahal...go to supposed to be Black Taj Mahal across the river...:)
  • Nate S.
    Nate Saete3 weeks ago
    There is a large crowd of people taking photos of themselves as soon as you enter the gate... wait. Stand on the white marble platform halfway down for the best photos.
  • parmiss e.
    parmiss ehteshamiApril 29, 2015
    Wonderful place but stinks like hell! Great for photographers and art lovers
  • RosaAkaNana
    RosaAkaNanaFebruary 13, 2015
    A beautiful sight to see! Go early in the morning to beat the crowds.
  • Aman B.
    Aman BajajDecember 24, 2014
    Come here on a full moon night!! The stones on the Taj light up like heaven! A must-see sight in the Universe
  • Anton M.
    Anton MaksimovDecember 28, 2013
    Dont't trust any guides about standing 3 hours in queue. White people can easily pass their own short queue.
  • Diana R.
    Diana RossFebruary 21, 2016
    Visit it during January- February coz it is dry winter. 5-10 deg celsius! Yay!
  • Mercedes K.
    Mercedes KamijoOctober 9, 2011
    It's been 15 years since I visited this awe-inspiring place. Now my younger brother's travelled to India and is at Taj Mahal right now. Wish I was there too!
  • Holiday M.
    Holiday MangoFebruary 9, 2016
    The world amazed wonder creation that belongs to India. The great Taj Mahal monument situated at India. It is the right spot to convey the true feelings of romance to the dears. It the grave over love Read more
  • Jag B.
    Jag BrarFebruary 19, 2012
    Be a foreigner. If u arent one, become one. U can bypass almost all lines aka save HOURS!!!!
  • Doy
    DoyJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal
  • Warren E.
    Warren EvansJune 15, 2012
    Use a guide, it's well worth the investment.
  • Maisoon M.
    Maisoon Ma2 weeks ago
    It’s open until 6:30, don’t take a guide from the parking they will charge you 3000 rubies inside you will find someone for 200 Indian rubies
  • Albert W.
    Albert WengerDecember 27, 2015
    Start lining up at least 30 minutes before sunrise for a magical moment
  • Dinesh K.
    Dinesh KumarNovember 24, 2012
    Speed train available from Delhi to Taj Mahal, Agra. Choose train Shatabdi Express to enjoy Taj Mahal full of its capacity. Second best option is Express highway.
  • Vishal K.
    Vishal KJanuary 16, 2014
    Visit in winter, get your ass out by 7:30 or 8:00 the crowd is less then.
  • Balu K.
    Balu KrishnaNovember 4, 2012
    Best time to visit is in the morning. Evenings are crowded.Timing is from 6am-6pm
  • Dikla B.
    Dikla BlumDecember 26, 2011
    Enter from East gate for short queues, don't pay for the Rickshaws - there are free shuttles to the ticket office.
  • Felix D.
    Felix DreizehnterJune 26, 2013
    Ask the sithar player at the rooftop restaurant if he can show you how to play! Lots oft tun!
  • Jigyasu B.
    Jigyasu BajajFebruary 7, 2013
    avoid weekends as its really crowded and the first glimpse of Taj from the small enterance gate is mesmerizing
  • Alex C.
    Alex CasajuanaJuly 24, 2016
    Es majestuoso. La pega es que vale 1000 Rs la entrada, y el día que yo fuí la sala interior estaba oscura. Además está prohibido fotografiar el interior. Aún así, vale muchísimo la pena verlo!
  • Natalia K.
    Natalia KibitovaOctober 5, 2014
    Жемчужина Индии, потрясающей красоты мавзолей, построенный Шах-Джаханом в память о своей жене Мумтаз Махал. Приходите как можно раньше, по возможности к открытию (6 утра). Билет стоит 750 рупий.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CasajuanaJuly 24, 2016
    Majestuoso! Impresionante! Vale muchísimo la pena a pesar de valer 1000 Rs. El día que yo fuí la sala interior estaba oscura y además estaba prohibido hacer fotos.
  • Gulzucker B.
    Gulzucker B1 week ago
    Уже в 4 раз здесь. Красивый мавзолей.Лучше приезжать сюда с ноября по март. Билет стоит 1000руп.Можно приехать сюда на 1 день с Дели и обратно. Не все пропускают с собой.
  • Enrique M.
    Enrique MarínJanuary 11
    Impresionante lugar,las fotos nunca le harán justicia.Al contrario de las pinturas más famosas del mundo este lugar no decepciona, al contrario impresiona.Hay mucha gente, tengan paciencia.Imperdible.
  • Lelia S.
    Lelia SarcedoJanuary 4, 2014
    Lugar lindo! Importante: não abre as sextas e evite os sábados pq são muito lotados e vale a pena contratar um guia.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SayapinaJanuary 25, 2016
    Внимательно прочитайте список того, что нельзя брать с собой. Отнимут. Велорикша отель-касса-Тадж-отель рупий 200-300 максимум( с условием, что отель недалеко)
  • Daniel R.
    Un lugar tradicional que hay que ver una vez en la vida...
  • Miron L.
    Miron LeeSeptember 11, 2014
    과 슈즈커버는 매표소 옆에서 알아서 챙겨야 합니다. 센터 중간 벤치(다이에나 벤치) 아래쪽(물가 바로 앞)이 사진찍기 좋은 포인트(정가운데) 같으니 참고하세요
  • Maria L.
    Maria LasFebruary 21
    Идите утром к реке и берите лодку за 200 рупий, это так же здорово как видеть его изнутри
  • Hilda B.
    Hilda BazánSeptember 17, 2015
    Majestuoso!!! Si contratan fotos, tómenlas después del tour y casi a la puesta del sol, hay menos gente y se disfruta mas! 😉
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