“Tajmahal is symbol of love” built by Shah Jahan for his lover Mumtaz mahal tomb.
Tajmahal was completed in the year 1653 around it cost on that time of period 32 billion.
The tomb is the center of the attraction of the tajmahal.
It is also 7th wonder of the world, built with full ivory white marble surrounded by the Yamuna river.
Taj Mahal is built on a parcel of land to the south of the walled city of Agra.
Shah Jahan presented Maharajah Jai Singh with a large palace in the centre of Agra in exchange for the land.
An area of roughly 1.2 hectares (3 acres) was excavated, filled with dirt to reduce seepage, and levelled at 50 metres (160 ft) above riverbank.
In the tomb area, wells were dug and filled with stone and rubble to form the footings of the tomb.
Instead of lashed bamboo, workmen constructed a colossal brick scaffold that mirrored the tomb.
Tajmahal opens before sunrise and closes after sunsets,only Friday is closed for general viewing other days it open
Only western and eastern gates are open for entry and also get tickets for entry,South gate Is only for exit.
Ticket cost : “Foreign tourist” 1100Rs (+200Rs Additional for visiting main mausoleum).
Indians 50Rs (+200Rs Additional for visiting main mausoleum).
Below 15 years children’s free entry.
Nearest Metro Station to India Gate: Raja-chi-Mandi, Agra Fort, Agra Cantt,
Nearest Airport: IGI Airport Delhi
Nearest bus stand:Central Bus Station Agra
Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, UttarPradesh