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  • SharpEscape
    57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you only do one thing in India...
    A once in a lifetime experience. It was utterly spell binding. Visit early for the dawn view you won't be disappointed. At 6am it's not too busy so you can take pictures that are fairly clear of obstruction. You can easily book tickets online. Such a beautiful romantic story to go with it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • darren s
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sublime
    Forget about what happens outside,it's what exists within the grounds that matters. All I can say is that it is sublimely beautiful. We got there at sunrise and it was very quiet. Go early. The mausoleum is exquisite on a grander scale than I had heard. It truly is amongst the greatest buildings ever created.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Saki@ goa.
    Goa, India23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taj is a symbol of the great Mughal heritage of India and of the eternity of love.
    No wonder it's one among the seven wonders of the world. The white magnificent marbles add to its beauty. The architecture would make you fall in love with its unique structure. The creator must have really thought over it before building such a magnificent piece of art.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Pradeep kumar
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place
    There are seven amazing ajuba in world. In this seven ajubas one of the Taj mahal. The history of Taj Mahal was very amazing. In India, When Mughal emphire live ancient time, king Shahjahan built the taj, memories of his wife mumtaz.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Amila Perera
    Gampaha, Sri Lanka471 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best of Delhi and Agra
    Please visit in the as early morning as possible. The place gets crowded as time pass by. Buy your tickets online and be ready with hard copies. Wear masks. Beware of scams (photographers and tour guides) avoid them do your own research and enjoy the monument.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Cedric D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We had a great experience! Our tour guide was Kamran and he was amazing! He was very polite and knew everything there was to know about the history of the Taj! He answered all of our questions and was very patient! It was an amazing sight and a absolute must if travelling to India. Can't recommend this enough!
    Written 8 September 2023
  • felices
    Cullompton, United Kingdom367 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    Amazing place to visit. Busy, but not enough to ruin the experience. An absolute must when in India and to see inside. Also visited the gardens opposite and to see the view from the other side of the river. It is just beautiful in the flesh!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Ash D
    San Jose, California322 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bask in the glory of The Taj!
    No need to introduce Taj Mahal! Definitely try to in the morning or around sunset. If you are foreigner like me then the ticket covers visit to the main chamber. Bask in the architecture and glory it has to offer. Do recommend the professional photographer that will find as you enter the Wonder of the World. If visiting in summer hours(not recommended) it gets very very hot, so do take water. You might be asked to take the pictures with local visitors. It's endearing!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Muhammad Hilmi M
    51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Majestic Taj Mahal
    Majestic. Took the guided tour. Ease of entry as long as you observe the not to bring items and enjoy walking through the monuments. Do read some history on it to help you appreciate those artisans and architects alike. Sweltering heat in autumn and do wear appropriate clothing and head cover. My bucket list and dusted
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 September 2023
  • gl0b3tr0ttR
    Gold Coast, Australia98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    I departed 3am from Delhi to beat the traffic, crowds and heat. Going early also means less queues. Bear in mind, your entry ticket is valid for 3 hours. Hold on to your ticket as you may be asked to show it to enter certain areas. You will probably need about 2 hours to have a good look around. Travel light as security is tight and many items cannot be taken in. Check official website for specifics.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
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PhilthetravellerXI
Avoca Beach, Australia841 contributions
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Feb 2020
What can one say about this famous monument and building? We have always wanted to see the Taj and were not disappointed. It is an amazing structure and the story behind it is also such a vital part of India’s history. Our group stayed at a nearby hotel which was only about 1.5 km flat walk to the Taj. We went late afternoon the previous day to a viewing area (by our small bus) to see the Taj at sunset – it gets very busy here so allow time to get a good place – standing or sit on a fence. Don’t miss the hordes of birds swooping and circling at sunset. Great photos! The main treat however is to rise early and walk from the hotel to the Taj for sunrise. You need tickets and one of our leaders went ahead and got the tickets as soon as they opened – it was still dark. The walk took about 15 minutes and we joined the queue forming to enter via the west gate. The first sight of the Taj is indeed amazing, the sunrises very quickly so do not be late – the colours and appearances change within minutes. The marble is almost translucent as it picks up the changing light. You have around 20-30 minutes and it is all over, take lots of photos. We had a guided tour which took about an hour and you learn the history, the intricacies of the building itself, the fact the minarets are on slight angles facing away from the Taj so in the event of an earthquake they would fall away from the beautiful building. You enter the tomb complex via a line that moves fairly quickly as you can walk past the final resting places of Shah Jahan and his wife, Mumtaz. You are not able to take photos within this area and unable to wear shoes here. There are good washroom facilities on site. The whole Taj experience took around 2 hours following which time we returned to the hotel for a hearty breakfast.
Written 4 May 2020
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Leandri P
Sunshine Coast, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The tour company we used was brilliant and really made the experience worthwhile. They had us enter the grounds as the gates opened which gave us ample time to see the inside of the Mausoleum without the crowds. After we had done our rounds of the Mausoleum and the gardens we could see the first sunlight hit the Taj and it allowed for beautiful photos. The lines to enter the Mausoleum just got longer and longer, so I recommend you go early and enter there first.
Written 9 February 2020
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Bonnie T
Chicago, IL1,889 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Friends
I highly recommend visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise. It’s even more strikingly beautiful at this time of day. The sky turns a marvelous pink, and the site gets increasingly interesting as the fog rolls in and out. Also recommend seeing it with a local tour guide to both hear the back stories and to learn the best vantage points and angles to get the best photos.
Written 2 February 2020
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Jabba989
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
India in general was a huge eye opener, getting to Agra was an eventful 4 hours in a car (and same back). We visited in the cooler month so great that way, no major fog, motorway was quite, not many western tourists but no issues and no moon. Beautiful architecture, I would recommend to drive up on a Friday afternoon (Taj is closed) coincide with a reasonable moon on the Saturday night, stay the two nights and also visit the other local attractions without the shopping stops. Take a camera with fish eye lens and use a local guide pre arranged usually with the package / hotel in New Delhi to understand the fantastic history. PS Foreigners pay more than locals and Agra economy is 80% reliant on tourists so do your bit.
Written 1 February 2020
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TwoKPandey
New Delhi, India25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Don't really need to say how beautiful the Taj really is. But I would say it feels like you are in a wallpaper. Be ready to deal with a lot of crowd though.

For the cleanest and best experience, go here early morning. The timings are from sunrise to sunset but people get in line quite early. There is a separate line for Indians and non-Indians so be aware of that. We wasted a lot of time waiting in a line which we didn't really have to.

There are golf carts taking you from the vehicle drop-off point to the entry gate, however if you want to walk it down, expect to walk for around 10-12 minutes depending upon your speed (1 km). The walkway is lined with shops on either sides and there is various places to buy yourself some things to remember Taj Mahal by.

The entrance fee for Indians is INR 50, for foreigners INR 1100, and an additional INR 200 if you wanna visit the mausoleum as well. The tickets are valid for 3 hours and a strict security check follows. You may buy tickets online as well.

Tips for photographers:
1. Go there as early as you can
2. Don't take tripods, they aren't allowed.
3. Rush to the photo spots once you're inside to get the least amount of people in your frame. For the ones that still get into your frame, there's photoshop.
Written 24 February 2020
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Rebecka M
Malmö, Sweden19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Very very beautiful! Stunning constructure and incredible design. The area is very clean and pictures taken will be very nice especially if sunny (even if your camera is not very good as in my case). I would recommend click your own picture as they can charge quite a lot for it. You'll be given water when entering the area and if you wish to go inside (you definitely should) you need to wear shoe covers.
Written 7 March 2020
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Richard N
Johannesburg, South Africa168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went to see the TAj Mahal for a belated 25th wedding anniversary. It was worth the wait and everything we had expected plus more. You can read up on the history but this guy must have really loved his wife 😁

To get to the entrance you need to take an electric car. No petrol card allowed near the monument. Very haphazard but eventually you get there!!
To pay the foreign tourists get a slight discount when paying by card. On the LHS of the box office.
Inside prepare to be accosted by people wanting to take photos. There are some fun photos to take but luckily out guide was an enthusiastic amateur and happy to take for us. Suggest you look at the photos people have taken and see where the good spots are from there. The Princess Di bench is not the only place to take a photo from!!

We went during the day and then later that evening on the other side of the river to take pictures of th3 sunset. Magnificent and the TAj changes Colour with the change in light. Quite beautiful.

The next morning we were back again at 0545 for the sunrise pictures. Unfortunately have to pay again and you just go in for 30 min to take photos. Worth it though as it was spectacular and the light just amazing. I was sceptical about going again but completely different feel and worth it.

If I was going again I would do the fort in the afternoon and then see the TAj in the evening from across the river. Then go early and do the sunrise and then have the full tour after that. That will save you the cost of the additional entrance fee.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!
Written 9 March 2020
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Aikenfans
Aiken, SC217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The architecture and design of the Taj Mahal truly make it one of the most beautiful, and amazing, buildings in the world. Try to be there early in the morning, to see the sun rising on it. Plan on at least an hour and a half, or more, to see it.

Don't miss seeing the Red Fort, which is also a Palace! You will need an hour and a half, or more, to see it.

We highly recommend staying at the Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel, which is very close to the Taj, and where one can watch sunsets over the Taj Mahal.

February and the first half of March are the best times, weatherwise, to see this area. We highly recommend not driving in India.

Visiting the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort are truly a magical experience.
Written 15 February 2020
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yetanothervince
Seattle, WA148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The entrance to the site was not accessible by car, so we took an exciting ride on a tuk tuk (which was slightly hit by the car behind when the driver stopped too quickly!) then a short walk towards the north gate, which opened up to a stunning view of the Taj Mahal. I got a tour guide who gave us some interesting facts about the site, but he was young and impatient and he didn't add much value to our experience. The photographer (many of them roamed outside of north gate for business) turned out to be a better investment because he got us good photos by yelling at locals to get out of the way. The best time to visit is during a full moon, when the place turned cool blue under the moonlight, but you need to snatch one of the 200 tickets allocated for the night visit.
Overall, we were here for photos and I was glad that King Shah Jahan built such a beautiful place to remember his second wife, who delivered 14 children and provided a hier to his Mughal empire.
Written 3 January 2020
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Alok Nahata
Alor Setar, Malaysia6,213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Undoubtedly an incredible piece of marble architecture and rightfully a WORLD WONDER. Lot has been written and documented about Taj and me adding more would be addition to its beauty and awesomeness, but I would do it as I visited it for the first time and the first look mesmerized me. It was just amazing at 6 am in the morning. We were among the firsts to enter the Taj and getting up early really paid off. Around 50 foreigners and few Indians were there for the morning hours and we had our tickets booked online which further saved our time. From the west gate, we had to walk a little about 200 meters to reach the beautiful entrance gate and when u enter you see the wonder right in front of you. Amazing ..amazing and just amazing. It's like somebody made it somewhere and placed it on the banks of river Yamuna. Huge structure made of makrana marbles which changes colour with sunlight. During our three hours stay at the premises, we already saw two changes from pure white to off white. The garden is magnificent and well maintained. There are queues to take photographs at the Diana bench (Lady Diana sat there) and it is worth the wait. Later you can take as many photographs as you want and don't get caught with the many photographers who linger around you for photography. if you have a good camera, it is sufficient. Later entered the mausoleum and saw the interiors and spent some time around. The views of Taj from the mosque on the right side are awesome and must take some pics from there. Have a happy and delightful visit to this pride of India and make true memories.
Go early morning and go on weekdays ... you will get the best pics. We went there at 5:30 am and were in at 6 am. Please check for the foggy weather during winters. If you want to avoid the crowds and the noise, plan ur visit wisely, otherwise u will find yourself in a sea of visitors. Long queues are annoying afterall.
Must go once in lifetime....
Written 5 January 2020
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