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“Just Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
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Taj Mahal
Agra, India
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Owner description: Renowned for its spectacular architecture and aesthetic beauty, the Taj Mahal is also a symbol of enduring love, built by Shah Jehan to house the grave of his beloved wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal, who died following the birth of their 14th child.
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“Just Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We booked a excursion to the great taj mahal from delhi, when we got close by our guide contacted us to be picked up, helped us get an electric ride upto the Taj itself as motor vehicles are banned due to pollution, they charged about 30R each way and are well worth it.

We entered the monument from the East side i believe which is the usual entrance for tourists and immediately you can see some beautifull architecture, open spacious grounds and really start to get a feel of the grandeur that exists and must have been a few hundred years ago.

Entering the main complex was great and got some really good photos from one of the guys there who helped us get a quick shot on the usual "diana" seat.

We had a look inside the mousaleum which contains replicas of the tombs and headed back, overall a wonderfull day out for all.

Visited September 2013
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“Words fail in front of The Taj...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Its a poetry in marble, a pure masterpiece..!
What else can I say, its The Taj!
Feel blessed if you had the opportunity to experience the grandeur the mausoleum first-hand. Its an experience which takes time to sink in completely. :)

Visited February 2013
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“Symbol of Love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Its a symbol of real love, very nice monument to see although all the gems from Inside has been removed, Inside you can find Shahjahan & Mumtaz's Tomb, Behind Yamuna river (Not Very Clean) & the garden is the place to sit & relax by enjoying the cool breeze & view of Taj.

Visited February 2013
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“REAL WONDER”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The beauty as known is great. Should visit during the Full moon.
What i disliked most was people not following rules laid by ASI. When it is clearly mentioned not to take photographs inside the Taj almost everyone was flouting the rules. Taj symbolises love peace but people were almost yelling inside the Taj.

Visited September 2013
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“Spectacular testament to love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

the Taj is a must see if you go to India. Taking 27 years to build it is Shar Jahan's testament to the love he had for his wife. not only is the architecture amazing but the grounds are well kept and the gardens and fountains are lovely. All around you see people sharing this experience, people on their knees proposing and others sitting and enjoying the wonder that is the Taj. The marble inlay work is amazing and something you must see as it is becoming rarer in Agra and there are fewer people who do this work. Given that the Taj is such a source of interest and the main tourist attraction in Agra there are many hawkers. Simply be polite but firm with them if you are not interested in buying things. In addition a phrase I learned when I was in Agra was thank you but I am tired. This is a polite way of telling people you are not interested in buying. I used this many times successfully.If you are visiting India the Taj is a must. I would see it again if I had time. It is truly a wonder of the world and when you know and understand the story behind its building you will understand that it is one of the greatest testaments to love. But most of all enjoy the experience that is the Taj and simply sit for a period and take it all in.

Visited April 2013
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