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Taj Mahal, Agra

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One of the most iconic sites on the planet, Taj Mahal stands as an enduring and remarkable example of Islamic architecture in the country--it's also a World Heritage Site. Constructed between 1632 and 1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan, the mausoleum pays tribute to his beloved wife. Visit the expansive complex on the banks of the river and marvel at the 73 m (240 ft) tall structure and its surrounding minarets, covered in distinctive white marble. Explore the grounds and take in the view of the world-renowned structure, complete with a bulbous dome, from multiple angles. Note the Islamic calligraphy, colorful lattice works, raised motifs, and tiles adorning the exterior of the building. Afterwards, step under the main dome to see a vaulted ceiling above the intricately carved tombs of the Shah and his wife. To visit Taj Mahal and get the most from your holiday in Agra, create itinerary details personal to you using our Agra online vacation planner .
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  • You have read a lot about the Taj, you saw a lot of pictures but be there is a real new experience. Be prepared to make a line for a long time if you arrive at 6 (my recommendation) but the visit to t...  more »
  • preferably, try to get there before 7: 00... This will avoid to have buses of tourists... enjoy your visit
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  • The Taj Mahal is breathtaking in many ways. The views are gorgeous and the smell is overwhelming. Just wanted to warn you! The view is worth it, but the smell is absolutely horrible. Luckily I have a ...  more »
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