Taj Mahal Full Guide For Travelers

India has a lot to share for all the travel enthusiasts from across the globe. The country offers opportunities for nature sightseeing, adventure holidays, pilgrimage tours, and above everything, the country houses one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. It is the most recognized monument of India.

Basically, what Eiffel Tower is to Paris is the same way Taj Mahal is to India. One can bet that you’ll not see many such sights like Taj Mahal which is more iconic, beautiful and jaw-dropping spectacular as compared to other sites of the world.

Therefore, if anyone is planning to travel India for the first time, then visiting this incredible architectural feat called Taj Mahal in Agra should definitely be on your itinerary as it is one of the seven new wonders of the world for a reason.

It's worth getting up early in the morning to see the Taj Mahal in the glow of the rising sun. An interesting fact is that at any time of the day white marble on the building has a slightly different color, milky, white and even slightly pink.

If anyone who is reading it won't be able to believe that, then this comprehensive Taj Mahal guide is dedicated for all such people. After reading this whole guide about the one of the Seven Wonders of the World, there’s a surety of thing that you all will fall in love with the incredible Taj Mahal of India.

Tips to Visit Taj Mahal

So, without wasting any further second, let’s start this comprehensive detailed guide about the Taj Mahal, the symbol of love:

About Taj Mahal

A trip to India will be in-complete without visiting the Taj Mahal, the country’s most famous landmark. Not only is the country famous but this incredible monument is famous all around the globe as it attracts a total of 7 to 8 million visitors every year.

This ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of Yamuna was built for around 22 years between 1631 and 1648 by almost 2000 jewelers along with the workers on the orders of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal is actually a tomb that has the body of his wife Mumtaz Mahal as he built it with the purpose to show an ode to his love for her. The monument architectural style is a mixture of Indian, Islamic and Persian designs.

How to Reach the Taj Mahal?

This masterpiece which is admired by the whole world is a part of the Indian city of Agra that holds a great value in terms of history because of it.

The city of Agra, which is a part of India’s popular Golden Triangle Tour Circuit, in the state of Uttar Pradesh is approximately 200 kilometres from the capital of India, Delhi. The city is therefore, well connected to Delhi-Chennai and Delhi-Mumbai route, in a way connected to most cities across the whole country through all means of transport.

When you choose the same day Agra tour by Gatimaan Express, then you can have the fastest journey to reach out to the destination (Agra or New Delhi) on time.

What to Bring with you to the Taj Mahal

You can take with you the below-mentioned things in one small bag: Money, Passport (if applicable), Water Bottle, Camera, Phone, and Medicine.

And, these are the things which are not allowed to take with you: food, cigarettes, lighters, tripods and lighting equipment.

What to wear while visiting the Taj Mahal

To visit the Taj Mahal there’s no dress code but in order to show respect when you enter the mosque, you’ll be required to cover your knees, shoulders and head. Also due to the hot weather of the city of Agra, it is suggested to wear light clothing and sunscreen in order to avoid the scorching heat.

Entry to the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal’s Main Gateway is so beautiful that for once you’ll not be able to decide whether to go inside or just admire its beauty from standing there. It was built in red sandstone with the Arabic calligraphy (from the Holy Quran), vines sprawling down its niches and entwined flowers leaves.

The gateway to Taj Mahal is an octagonal entrance hall, with beautiful ornamented gates on its two sides which opens to the courtyard side and to the Mausoleum itself. One can take entry from these below-given gateways:

The Eastern Gate: The eastern gate faces the Fatehabad Town and the beautiful Taj Nature Walk.

The Southern Gate: This gate faces the Taj Ganj and is meant for the pedestrians.

The Western Gate: This gate faces the Agra cantonment, Agra city and Green Shahjahan Garden.

Best time to Visit the Taj Mahal

It is advisable that in order to visit the Taj Mahal go early in the morning so that you can avoid the midday heat and crowd in a way to explore it in peace.

Always arrive early at the ticket counter booth around 5 or 6 am in the morning.

• If you want you can buy the ticket to visit Taj Mahal online through website.

• Choose your entry gate wisely and smartly by planning your day in advance.

• There’s no entry fee for the children who are below the age of 15 years.

• Do not plan to visit Taj Mahal on Friday as it is closed on that day.

• It is advised to stay and behave as per the directions issued by the ASI authorities, inside the monument. You can even look for those guidelines on the tickets.

• No need to worry about security as it is strict at the Taj Mahal as there are many checkpoints at the entrances for the same.

• And, if you want yourself to be free from the distraction of a tourist guide and want to marvel over the Taj Mahal then you can also download apps, audio guides on your mobile phone which is free of cost. Also, if required you can bring with you the Taj Mahal map in order to avoid any confusion.

At last, one can say that Taj Mahal is definitely a masterpiece that is admired by the whole world and you should surely plan to visit it to get yourself mesmerized by its beauty.
Kalyan Panja