The Taj Mahal | Winner of the New 7 Wonders of Modern World

The most well-known and beautiful structure in India is the Taj Mahal complex.  The Taj Mahal is a tomb to house the wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.  The structure completed in 1653 at a cost of almost $1 Billion US dollars in todays currency, it stands as a monument to love and beauty.  The Taj Mahal itself is built on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra.  The architecture of the mausoleum complex combines Indian, Persian and Islamic influences for the great wonders of the world.

Absolutely any India Tour must include a visit to this magnificent attraction.  With Agra only a 3-hour drive from the capital New Delhi it is actually quite easy to visit this important site.  As a main attraction, part of a Golden Triangle tour or as part of another India Tour you can’t come to India and miss the Taj Mahal!

Some tips while visiting the Taj Mahal in India:

  • Arrive to the ticket booth early – long lines start before opening.
  • Choose your gate wisely – The East Gate is closest to the hotel zone.
  • Light and shadow change dramatically with the angle of the sun.
  • Taj Mahal Agra India At Dusk From Red Fort
    Taj Mahal Agra India At Sunset
    Taj Mahal Agra India Great Gate

It’s best to visit the Taj Mahal with a tour guide as part of your tour booked with Bains Travel.  You will then be able access the complex without having to worry about all the little details and then you can enjoy the day.

There are many India Tours packages including the Taj Mahal.  It doesn’t matter if you are booking a luxury India tour or are planning to backpack around the country Bains Travel is your go to India travel agent and don’t forget we offer the cheapest flights too!

If you are planning a trip to Agra where the Taj Mahal is located or any of India’s great cities, Bains Travel is Canada’s most knowledgeable Travel Agency.  With offices in Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford and Mississauga that services the entire Greater Toronto Area you can come in for a face-to-face discussion about an India Tour or just pick the phone anywhere in the United States or Canada to get a quote.  Call us at 1-888-340-7447 or email at [email protected].

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