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Review of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
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Agra Tour From Delhi Including Home-Cooked Lunch in a Local Home
Ranked #1 of 101 things to do in Agra
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Tehran, Iran
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“1 out of 7 surprises of the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

we think that most of the people who come to india,have in their minds "taj mahal" as their most important target.as expected,it is beautiful with mysterious atmosphere for being totally white.great architecture is done with stones.a great monument with the help of some indian and iranian architects(as the show we saw about the taj reported) and an immortal memorial of love ever built for a wife by her husband.nothing more can be said in words,but just visiting it may talk louder than words.god bless the couple, "shah jahan & momtaz banoo"...

Visited April 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Even after seeing hundreds of photos of the Taj Mahal, it is even better being there to appreciate the stunning view.

Visited February 2012
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“Stunning!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Truly a masterpiece and proof of humans ability, truly a unique experience! Best Honeymoon choice i could have taken!

Visited December 2011
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We went at dawn and there was a short queue. When we left at 8.00am there wasn't any queue.

Visited April 2012
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“An overrated must-see attraction!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

After visiting it, I think its image and reputation are much more impressive than the actual visit. If you only have one day in Delhi, you could see more than just one attraction and get a better view of the Indian heritage. However, to some extent it might also be depending on the guide you pick. There are many offering their services just outside the Taj Mahal ranking from a recite of the audio tour to great detailed background stories. If you can, stick to a qualified guide through a travel agency.
The views are spectacular coming through the gate from the cout yard, however, the actual inside of the building is not that impressive. Especially not when you are hurried through by police officers trying to manage the huge crowds. Friday is closed for renovation and prayers, so ideally come on a weekday at sunrise or sunset as the building looks much more 3D and changes colour. There are toilet facilities inside the Taj Mahal complex, so avoid the public toilets where you purchase your tickets. The tickets for foreigners are 750rps and include shoe covers and a bottle of water. It also allows you to get into a fast late queue at the entrance and when yoiu enter the tomb.
Only once a year the actual tomb underground is opened for the public to view on one day as the coffins you see in the main building are replica of the actual ones in the lower grounds of the building.
If you want to take in the atmosphere of the building not being stuck in crowds, go the the mosque on the left hand side of the Taj Mahal, sit on the steps in front of the mosque and feel its tranquility.
Still a must-see attraction, altough the 5 hour drive from Delhi to Agra was much more spectacular!!

Visited April 2012
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