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    Taj Mahal is one of the best sights in Agra attracting tourists from India and across the world. The monument is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is a holy premise with several mosques inside.

    It was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The monument was to be in memory of her and as a symbol for eternal love. Taj Mahal is constructed on a red sand stone and it has a massive white marble terrace on which a dome with four tapering minarets rest.

    At the monument there is provision for tight security. In order to protect and preserve the holiness of the monument, several rules and regulations need to be observed when visiting the site.
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    Visitors getting into the monument are not allowed to bring along the following items:

    Arms and ammunition

    Firearms

    Tobacco products and smoking is prohibited.

    Foods and drinks such as beer are not allowed within the premises. Visitors are allowed to bring water.

    Mobile chargers and electric goods are not allowed. But you can bring video cameras with you.

    Eating and smoking is strictly prohibited inside the Taj Mahal complex.

    Lockers for keeping your items are available at the entrance.

    Unnecessary bags and books should be avoided. Visitors with video cameras are charged at 25 Rupees per camera. Cameras are not allowed beyond the red sand stone platform at the main entrance gate.

    Photography is prohibited inside the main mausoleum, and visitors are requested not to make noise inside the mausoleum.

    Tourists are allowed to carry a water bottle inside the Taj Mahal monument.

    People with disabilities are provided with wheelchairs at the A.S.I. Office inside the monument at a refundable fee of INR-1000

    First Aid Boxes are available at A.S.I. Office inside the monument

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    Tourists are advised to dress decently when touring the site. Taj Mahal is a religious site with several mosques within the complex. ..
  • Official Tour Guides You can't Edit

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    Official guides for Taj Mahal are available for INR-1035 for a half day tour through the monument. To get an official guide for the monument, you need to book one.

    Beware of unofficial guides standing outside the gate of Taj Mahal with fake ID. They cannot be trusted as they may present inaccurate information and in most cases their focus is on taking away your property.
  • Audio Guides You can't Edit

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    Audio guides are available that provides visitors tour the monument with accurate and authentic information. Visitors also have the pleasure of visiting the monument at their own pace.

    The audio guides are sold at INR-105. Make sure you purchase one at the official audio guide booth near the monument. They are available in different languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German .Audio tour guide Indian Languages are sold at INR-63.
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    The monument is open all days excluding public holidays and Fridays from dawn to dusk. On a full moon night, it is open from 8.30pm to 12.30 am and two days before and after full moon.
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    Taj Mahal tickets for foreigners are available at Rs 1000; 500 entrance and 500 levy). The entry fee is inclusive of a half liter bottle of water and shoe covers.

    Entry tickets for Agra Fort are offered at INR-550. Entrance fee 500 is while 50 is levy fee. All children below age of 15 years are granted free entry.
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      • Mehtab Bagh
        Mehtab Bagh also commonly referred to as The Moonlight Garden is a popular tourist attraction located directly across the Yamuna River North India.

        The garden is located right behind the popular Taj Mahal. Entrance fee to the garden is INR-100 for foreigners.
        Mehtab Bagh Near Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Nagla Devjit, Nagla Devjit, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
      • Gems And Art Gallery
        The Gems & Art Gallery is a large showroom featuring fine jewelry pieces such as diamonds and rubies set in solid gold and sterling silver.
        Gems And Art Gallery shop no. 2,3,4 TS Sehra tower, fatehabad road, Bansal Nagar, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
      • Gem Jewellery & Handicraft Gallery
        Products available in the gallery include: Star sapphire rings & Semi-precious stone necklaces.
        Gem Jewellery & Handicraft Gallery Lg-4&7, M G Toaer, Hotel Deluxe Plaza, Fatehabad Road, Fatehabad Road, Bansal Nagar, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
      • Ratan Handicrafts
        At Ratan Handicrafts, you find a wide selection of handmade souvenirs and handicrafts on the displays.

        Tourists visiting the shop are spoilt for choice as there is a variety of beautiful shawls and brightly colored handmade clothes are available on their show room display.

        They include:Handmade saris, Pashminas and T-shirts.
        Ratan Handicrafts 18A/7B/S1, Hotel Ratandeep Complex, Opposite Axis Bank, Fatehabad Road, Bansal Nagar, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
      • Marble Cottage

        Marble Cottage Shop is in close proximity to J K Cottage Industries

        Marble Cottage 7 Jasoria Enclave,Behind Dominoz Pizza, Near GMB Sweet Shop,Fatehabad Road, Bagichi, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
      • Nice Point
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        Nice Point Taj Nagari Phase 1, Telipara, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
      • Agra Fort
        It is a historical and cultural center located 40 kilometers away from Agra City.

        The fort is a popular site with the locals of Dubai and with tourists from various parts of the world. The fort was commissioned in 1565 by Emperor Mughal Akbar.
        Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
      • J K COTTAGE INDUSTRIES
        The JK Cottage industry was created during emperor Mughals’ era. Tourists visiting Agra city take their time to visit this shop to learn how marble inlaid souvenirs are handcrafted.

        At the shop you also learn from how the popular Taj Mahal‘s marble inlay was created from the descendants of the builders of Taj Mahal.

        Descendants of the original builders of Taj Mahal together with local artists are available at the JK Industries to share the handcrafting skills they garnered from their forefathers.
        J K COTTAGE INDUSTRIES JK Cottage Industry, MDR 113W, Agra Cantt, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
      • Brahmakumaris Spiritual Museum
        Brahmakumar is Spiritual Museum, 6.5 km away, offers visitors the chance to admire religious artifacts. Architects built a bridge leading inside the museum to symbolize leaving life’s worries behind before you enter.
        Brahmakumaris Spiritual Museum Taj Nagari Phase 1, Telipara, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
      • Agra Fort
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        Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 15.1 15.1 59.2 5.9
      Feb 17.8 13.4 64 5.3
      Mar 23.7 10.3 74.7 4.1
      Apr 29.8 5.5 85.6 2.2
      May 34.1 12.6 93.4 5
      Jun 34.6 67.5 94.3 26.6
      Jul 30.9 235.9 87.6 92.9
      Aug 29.4 237.3 84.9 93.4
      Sep 29.2 138.7 84.6 54.6
      Oct 26.5 22 79.7 8.7
      Nov 20.8 3.4 69.4 1.3
      Dec 16.2 7.6 61.2 3

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        • It's one of the seven wonders of the world and is truly a gem. However, I do have some pro-tips for your next visit to Taj, to make it a more comfortable journey. 1. NEVER & I mean it, never visit it during weekends or any public holiday for that matter. The sheer number of people and the long serpentine queues can drive even the best of us crazy. 2. Take the South Gate. Now, entry to Taj is through its various and though all of them are crowded, the South Gate is still competitively less crowded and you can get in quicker (comparatively). 3. Don't listen to any of those so-called guides and agents, who'll claim to get you in without standing in any line for a few quick bucks. Not only is it morally wrong but the public also gets REALLY angry at this sort of behaviour. Stand in the queue like everyone else and try to soak in all the history & diversity of the place. 4. This one is for foreigners. Please be very aware of the people who'll try to con you by promising something or the other. DON'T listen to anyone of them. Try to explore the place on your own (as much as you can) & when in doubt ask the authorities for directions or any help; they're in abundance over there and are very helpful.
        • We went to see the sunrise but instead there was a heavy fog. This added a surreal element to the start of our visit and possibly reduced the number of people there making it a quiet reflective place. That is other than the mausoleum where inevitably most visitors ignored the signs requesting quiet. Later in the morning the fog lifted to picture perfect day. The museum was small but better labelled than others here. The surprise for me was the garden setting. This is a world heritage site and one of the wonders of the world. Beyond that, what further can be added.
        • No doubt one of the wonders of the world.. But the people sitting on the other end of the ticket booth was extremely rude. U can't expect tourists to give u exact change. And being courteous, to tourist who travels long distance to get the beauty of this marvel, won't charge u some extra penny. Apart from this I guess it is well maintained monument. Wid enough security personnel to ensure the safety of the tourist.  A must visit for everyone.. The intricate carvings and design is so soothing to the eye. Best if u visit early morning or during dawn....
        • Ever since I was a little kid, whenever I think about India I think about Taj Mahal! I have always wanted to visit it and I finally made my dream come true and I can't even describe the feeling I had when I was there! The amount of the incredible handmade details on the white marble is absolutely mind-blowing, not to even mention the story behind it which I advise you to get yourself an authorized guide to tell you all about this world wonder because they will offer you more detailed information than you will ever know. You simply can't visit India without visiting Taj Mahal!
        • Taj Mahal: It is such a wonder. Every one should be here at least once in your life. The feel it gives is awesome. A fresh breeze while you stand over the cold white marbles right under the warm sun⛅, near to the bank of yamuna, it is a travellers heaven. It is nice to rest there thinking the past, the creation of the monument. By the way you keep safe from the locals and local products available nearby.

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        • Anonymous
          Gulshan Highest is a restaurant located opposite the southern gate of the popular Taj Mahal. Western meals are offered at favorable prices. They offer Naan at INR-5, Curry at INR-60, delicious pancakes at INR-25. There is also nice point restaurant is a pocket friendly restaurant located near the western gate of Taj Mahal. If offers different kinds of meals including Mughal, South and North Indian, continental, American and Italian foods. Breakfast is offered at around INR-50, while lunch is available at around INR-100 and dinner is at around INR-150. The restaurant is open from 06.00 am to 8.00 pm.
        • Anonymous
          As a public monument , I don't believe the government has the moral authority to hike entry rates (beyond revenue requirement ) to weed out "Disinterested crowd" which is just code word for poor people . This is not a luxury 5 star hotel .

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