Taj Mahal, Agra – Wonders of the World

Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the World and is situated at Agra city in Utter Pradesh state of India.

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India – Photo By – George T. George (Self).

Taj Mahal at Agra is a World UNESCO Heritage Site and the ultimate sign of expression of Love on earth. TajMahal was built by the Great Moughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, around 450 years back, in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is considered as the best of Moughal Architecture and is a white marble mausoleum, on the banks of the holy river, Yamuna. The tomb is the main attraction of the Taj. Tajmahal is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Emperor Shah Jahan was dethroned and imprisoned by his third son, Emperor Aurangzeb (reigned from 1658 till his death in 1707) , after along drawn power struggle, including battles between himself and three of his brothers, and had to confine to the walls of nearby Agra Fort on the banks of the holy river, Yamuna. Shaj Jahan spent rest of his lifetime at the Agra Fort, overlooking the Taj!

Seeing Taj Mahal on a full moon day is a splendid sight, which you will cherish for a long time and can never be expressed in words. You can take photographs in the front side entrance near the garden, so that the snap looks like you are touching the top of the tomb!

TajMahal was recommended for ‘New Seven Wonders of the World‘ in 2000 as part of a Millennium Project and was declared as a winner in 2007.

Are you are interested in a virtual tour of Taj Mahal? Taj Mahal Tour is part of Golden Triangle Tour Packages in India.  Are you interested in golden triangle India tour package covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur? Please check with your travel agent for details on Golden Triangle Tour package price.

How Do I Go to Taj Mahal, Agra?

Agra, in Utter Pradesh state of India, is well connected by roads, trains and flights to the rest of India. It is around 2 hours drive from Delhi, India. Many National highways passes through Agra. Delhi-Agra Yamuna Expressway is the best one, connecting Agra with India’s Capital, New Delhi. Traveling by this route normally takes around two hours time. NH 2 also connects these two cities; but takes more time than the other paid expressway mentioned earlier. NH 91 connects Aligarh with Agra. NH 11 connects Agra with Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan state. NH 3 connects Agra to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. NH 2 connects Agra with Lucknow, the capital of Utter Pradesh state.

Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. is the closest major international airport to Taj Mahal, Agra.

Agra Cantonment railway station is the nearest major station to Taj Mahal which connects Agra with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, etc. Agra Fort railway station is another railway station near to Taj Mahal, which connects Agra with East Indian Cities like Kolkata (Calcutta) and other cities of Central India.


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