The Ultimate Guide to the Taj Mahal in India
There are many packages of The Taj Mahal day tour that you can take from the travel agent.
The Taj Mahal lies on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra. It is India’s most famous monument and is a part of the Seven Wonders of the World. The monument was constructed in 1632 and contains the grave of Mumtaz Mahal (wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan). He constructed the monument to show his love for her and to be remembered by people all over the world. There are many packages of The Taj Mahal day tour that you can take from the travel agent.
When to go to the Taj Mahal for a visit
To visit the Taj Mahal the best convenient time is from November to February or else it would be too hot and humid the remaining months. To enjoy the best view of the Taj Mahal and explore the colour that changes due to sunlight so best time to visit the Taj Mahal is during the sunrise and sunset.
If you visit in the early morning, then you will face less rush in comparison to the day and evening.
The opening hours for the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is mainly opened in the early morning 30 minutes just before sunrise. It mainly closes in the evening around 6 to 7 every day, just after the sun sets. The Taj Mahal usually closes late on Friday due to the prayers inside the mosque. On the full moon day view of the Taj is allowed and it is known by the night view around 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 Pm.
Entry Fees For visiting the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal day tour includes a visit to The Taj Mahal and to visit it the ticket price for foreigners is around 1100 rupees and for Indians, the cost is 50 rupees. Children who are younger than 15 can go for free. Tickets are to be purchased from the ticket office which is located beside the entry gate, or the feature of buying tickets online is also available on the website. The night view price for foreigners is 750 rupees, and for Indians, the cost is 510 rupees, and children below the age of 15 must pay 500 rupees to purchase just before the night view visit day, around 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Information about the gates of the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is ornamented with four imposing gates that act as entrances to its vast complex, which is the most significant fact about it. Each gate has a symbolic meaning and is made with complex architectural details.
· The main entrance, sometimes referred to as "Bulla Darwaja," is the southern gate, and it is frequently used by tourists today.
· The "Suraj Darwaja," or Eastern Gate, faces the rising sun and stands for new beginnings and hope.
· The Western Gate, also known as the "Bahisht Darwaja," represents paradise and is thought to be the entrance point for the afterlife.
· The "Khwabgah Darwaja," the Northern Gate, which is merely ornamental and closed, adds to the Taj Mahal's overall symmetry and beauty.
How to Reach the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal can be reached by train, airways, and by road as it is well-developed.
The nearest station is Agra Cantt which is 6 km away from Taj Mahal regular taxis and cabs are available from there to visit the Taj Mahal. If choosing the Taj Mahal day tour from Delhi, so there are many trains available from New Delhi.
The bus is the better option if trains are not available. There are many Volvo buses available in cities. Yamuna Express highway is well constructed so it will be easy to reach Agra.