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The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is considered by many, to possess architectural beauty unsurpassed by any other structure in the world.

It is one of the seven wonders of the world.

Constructed over a period of 22 years, employing twenty thousand workers, it was completed in 1648 C.E. and cost a whopping 32 million Rupees.

Built entirely of white marble, it almost seems to glow in the moonlight, with the shimmering Jamuna river situated just across.

The Muslim emperor Shah Jahan built this monument in the memory of his wife Mumtaz, whose grave is housed within the premises at the lower chamber.

The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later. The Taj stands tall and regal on a raised, square platform, forming an unequal octagon with its four truncated corners.

The architecture uses the interlocking arabesque concept, where each element is singular in its entirety, but integrates seamlessly with the whole. The central dome spans 58 feet in diameter and soars to a height of 213 feet.

It is flanked on four sides by smaller domed chambers, and four slender minarets rising to a lower height of 162.5 feet. The entire mausoleum is decorated with an inlaid design of flowers and calligraphy using precious gems like agate and jasper, and the main archways are carved with passages from the Holy Qur’an.

ts breathtaking splendour makes you wonder breathlessly and you tend to pause for a while but to continue staring at ‘The Taj’, you would sense them standing beside you!

If one has a heart that beats and that beat throbs to seek, the purity of love in galore! Surely one deserves a visit to ‘The Taj’, as much as ‘The Taj’ deserves your visit once, and more!

Come to ‘The Taj’ with blissful pride! Bring the saga come alive!! Come; fall in love, every time!!!

Visiting Hours – Taj Mahal Sunrise to Sunset (Friday Closed) also Other Monuments-from sunrise to sunset

Entry Fee For Taj Mahal

S.No. Tourist Type Amount (Rs.) (Inclusive of ASI & ADA fees )
1. Foreign tourist

750/-

2. Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries

510/-

3. Domestic/Indian Rs. 20/-

Note-

  1. For all the World Heritage Sites tickets are available on Ticket Counters of World Heritage Sites in India.
  2. A composite ticket of Taj Mahal (Inclusive of ASI & ADA fees) is available at all World Heritage Sites in india.
  3. No Entry fee for children below the age of 15 years. (both Domestic and Foreigner)

The architecture uses the interlocking arabesque concept, where each element is singular in its entirety, but integrates seamlessly with the whole. The central dome spans 58 feet in diameter and soars to a height of 213 feet.