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Taj Mahal denoting the Crown of the Palace is an Ivory White marble mausoleum (a large burial chamber usually above ground). Mahal is located on the south bank of Yamuna River in the Agra city, Uttar Pradesh, India. Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in commemoration of his dearly beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is encompassed in 42 acre land. The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". Mahal was described by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as "the tear-drop on the cheek of time". The construction project employed some 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects led by the court architect to the emperor, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.
Taj Mahal, India:
Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Taj Mahal will be open from aurora to eventide during normal operating days. Friday will be closed for prayers.
Entry Fee For Taj Mahal:
Entry fee for Taj Mahal is Rs.1000 for foreign tourists, Rs 530 for citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries and Rs 40 for Indians.
Food And Shopping At Taj Mahal:
Near Taj, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are available. Indian style rice, curries are available. The popular dishes are Chicken Tandoori, Zafrani Pulao. Handmade sweets are available those are very delicious because all sweets are drawn up from milk, paneer and ghee. We can buy different things made of bamboo and banana sarees, handmade rugs, curtains and bed sheets.
Hotels To Stay Near Taj Mahal:
Many hotels are available to stay. Here we listed some best hotels:
The Oberoi Amarvilas
Hotel Rudra Vilas
Hotel Sheela Inn
Hotel Atulyaa Taj
Hotel Taj Plaza
Hotel Taj Resorts
Krishna Haveli Hotel
Kumar Ashiyana Hotel
Hotel Taj Heritage
How To Reach Taj Mahal:
Taj Mahal captivates a large number of worldwide tourists. Here debasing vehicles are not allowed near the place and visitors must either walk or use electric buses.
Places Near Taj Mahal:
Kinari Bazaar, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra, RamBagh and Mankameshwar Temple are notable tourist places near Taj Mahal.
1. Kinari Bazaar:
Kinari Bazaar is located near Agra fort. We will find clothing, shoes, fabrics, jewellery, spices, marble work, snack stalls and more. There is also a room for cows, water buffalo and even the odd working elephant to trample their way through the crowds.
2. Fatehpur Sikri:
Fatehpur Sikri crowns the city of Agra. It is a famous pilgrim for people from all over the world. The complex has structures like Diwan-i-Khas, Diwane-i- Aam.
3. Agra Fort:
Agra Fort is situated just across a bend in the river from the Taj Mahal. Agra Fort is one of the finest forts in India. It was built in red sandstone.
5. Akbar’s Tomb:
The tomb of Akbar is situated at Sikandra. It is the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor. The architecture style of Akbar’s tomb is quite different from almost all the other tombs of the Mughals.
RamBagh is located on the banks of river Yamuna. The original name of Ram Bagh is Aram Bagh. Ram Bagh is the oldest Mughal garden in India. The Greenery would help maintain cool during the summer days.
7. Mankameshwar Temple:
Mankameshwar Temple is located 1 km away from Agra Fort and 2.5 km from Taj Mahal. Four ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva that stands on each corner of the Agra city.
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