Taj Mahal - Reviews From Travellers
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Taj definetely owns it's hype. I was sceptical but once there, I was amazed by the beauty and the magnificence of the monument. We were one of the first ones to enter the premises, reached at the site around morning 5.30 or so, and had the privilege to see it uncrowded. The sunrise with the Taj in front is a spectacle, with the sun rays reflected by the structure. The garden around it has a lot of birds that constantly make beautiful noice which elevates the experience. I think everyone should visit Taj Mahal once. There is also a nice viewpoint behind Taj, on the other side of river Yamuna where we went the previous day. It is not as great as entering the Taj compounds but still almost close.
Taj Mahal ,the Greatest symbol of love. This is how King Shahjahan expressed his pure love towards his beloved wife Mumtaz.
Taj Mahal is a must visit monument in when in India. The only reason I decided to visit Taj Mahal is so that the next time when someone asks me if I've visited Taj Mahal, I can look them in they eye and say 'Yes, I have seen the Taj Mahal'. Being an Indian living overseas, everyone who has ever travelled or is planning to travel to India asks me this question and I was tired of saying 'No'. But little did I know that I was about to be blown away by this magnificent marble monument when I laid eyes on it for the first time. It is enormous, elegant and enchanting. The attention to detail is remarkable and the sparkling gem stones embedded in the marble makes you feel like you are floating around in dreamland. Taj Mahal can be covered easily in 3 hours if you are in a rush to catch a bus/train/plane. Or, you also also roam around it soaking in the view if you have extra hours to spare. I would suggest spending 1 day for Taj Mahal and Red Fort when in Agra. Also, hire a guide. I strongly recommend hiring a guide even if you are from India and speak good Hindi. We booked a guide from the same company that we booked the taxi and the guide cost us Rs. 400. The guide can tell you stories behind each attraction and feed you with information that you would have otherwise missed. He can also tranform into a photographer for those group/family pics. The guide might ask whether you want to go shopping and tell you that he knows the "best" places to buy leather products and 'paan petha'. Guides get a cut of the purchase made by the customer. You do not have to feel compelled to buy anything. Only buy if you are interested. Do some research online if possible. I bougth a leather laptop bag (pretty good leather) and some paan petha to take back home for the family.
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Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
One of the best example of Mughal architecture. The ivory-white marble Islamic mausoleum was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centerpiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a wall. #tajmahal #wondersoftheworld