Taj Mahal

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  • Holiday M.
    "The world amazed wonder creation that belongs to India."(16 Tips)
    Kelvin L.
    "Use a guide, and come here during sunrise or sunset"(22 Tips)
    Prerna S.
    "Gates open at 5:30am in the morning, sunrise is the best time."(12 Tips)
    On The Go Tours
    "emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory"(6 Tips)
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  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesNovember 6, 2013
    Did you know that the Taj Mahal looks pink in the morning, white in the day, and golden in the moon light?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Bruna C.
    Bruna CruzJanuary 17
    Incredible! Most beautiful place I have ever seen! Great garden. Everything lovely! Evenings are the best. Bargain is must doing shopping.
  • Holiday M.
    Holiday MangoFebruary 9
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comFebruary 20, 2013
    The grand marble mausoleum was constructed in the 17th century by a Mughal emperor for his deceased wife. It's one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site Read more
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 !
  • 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
  • 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!!
  • Ashish S.
    Ashish ShuklaJanuary 26
    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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RossmellAugust 15, 2012
    The Taj Mahal is facing the constant risk of flooding due to the Yamuna River. Its precious white marble façade is also blackening with air pollution and the interior is also weakening with time.
  • 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.
  • Ruslan N.
    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.
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PérezJanuary 7
    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
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Clinton J.
    Clinton JeffMarch 11, 2010
    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 :)
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • AudioCompass G.
    AudioCompass GuideJuly 3, 2014
    We suggest you try the AUDIOCOMPASS GUIDE, the official INCREDIBLE INDIA PARTENRS & ALSO THE OFFICIAL AUDIO TOUR PROVIDER OF THE TAJ MAHAL & AGRA FORT!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
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