Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

If traveling makes you feel rich, then add one more must-see place to your traveling list, and that is The Incredible Taj Mahal and enjoy the spectacular and jaw-dropping beauty that will stay in your memory for a lifetime.

Constructed in the year 1648, the Taj Mahal is one of the most splendid masterpieces of architecture in the world, and that’s why it is counted among the seven wonders of the world. If it is your first visit to India, then your trip will be pretty incomplete if you don’t have a plan to visit the most famous landmark in India. The massive white marble building is considered a symbol of love as the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built it to house the mausoleum of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Taj Mahal is a perfect place for a photo enthusiast as its scenic beauty plays a perfect background to capture some of the most beautiful pictures that will captivate your heart till eternity. So, before you begin your journey to one of everyone’s favorite destinations, let us tell you some facts about the Taj Mahal:

  • Believe me or not, but the magnificent structure was built by a whopping 22,000 laborers, stonecutters, painters, and embroidery artists, and its construction took 17 years to complete.

  • Twenty-eight types of rare and precious stones were sourced from China, Tibet, Sri Lanka, and some parts of India to embellish the beauty of Taj.

  • Being one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal attracts more than 4 million tourists in a year.

  • Have you ever wondered why the four minarets of the Taj Mahal are tilted outwards? The reason behind this is to protect the main tomb from getting damaged due to the falling of minarets in case any natural calamity occurs.

  • Depending on the amount of light, the Taj changes its color like pinkish in the day, milky white in the dusk, and golden in the moonlight. 

  • Ninety-nine different names of Allah are inscribed in the tomb by using Calligraphy.

If you are among the people who love to admire the beauty of historical landmarks, then visiting Taj can be a treat to mind and heart. If your planned vacation is coming to an end or you only got a day off from work, then you can take the benefit of same day Agra tour from Delhi. 

Now, if you have decided to take the iconic view of the Taj Mahal and all set to start your journey, let us take the privilege to provide you some tips that will surely help you in making your visit to Taj a memorable one:

  • Arrive early to avoid long queues at the ticket booth: The ticket booth opens at 6 in the morning and is 1 km from the entrance gate. We will advise you to reach the ticket booth around 5:30 am to avoid long queues that emerge around that time.

  • Things that you can’t take inside the Taj Mahal: There are certain things that you are not allowed to take inside the Taj Mahal Complex due to security reasons such as large bags, tobacco items, alcohol, snacks, and mobile chargers. Try not to carry those things, but in case you have any of them, then you can keep them in locker rooms at the entrance. 

  • Dress appropriately: There is no dress code enforced at the Taj Mahal, but we recommend you to dress modestly. Wear loose and light clothing, as it can get really sweltering at noon when the sun will reflect on the marble around you.

  • Decide a meetup point: The crowd can make you get separated from your travel partners, especially in the case when you have both men and women in your group as there are separate queues for both. So, it is better that you decide on a meeting place on the other side of the checkpoint to enjoy the beauty of the Taj with your near and dear ones.

If you live to travel, then you should definitely give a visit to the Taj Mahal, as for some reason, it is among the seven wonders of the world. So, let us be the first to wish you Bon Voyage!!