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“Wonder of the World”
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Taj Mahal
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Agra Tour From Delhi Including Home-Cooked Lunch in a Local Home
Ranked #1 of 106 things to do in Agra
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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“Wonder of the World”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

No word is enough for this wonderful monument. This is my third visit to Taj Mahal. Every time it looks amazing. from each and every corner this is unique.

Visited May 2013
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“Shades of the Marble Palace!!!I”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

I ve been to Agra quite some times and one place that i never miss is a visit to the TAJ MAHAL. Marvelism. The Taj Mahal is a buidling that breath love and whose facets changes to the tune of suunlight/moon intensity. The only hic is the number of people in front of the entrance gates and the long waiting line.....but still it remains an exceptional visit that remains embedded in the mind.

Visited June 2012
Thank Shakeel S
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Beautiful, yet not as stunning as I thought it'd be.”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

The Taj Mahal is probably one of the most famous buildings in the world.
No visit to India is complete without doing the mandatory visit to the Taj.
For 750 Rupees (price for tourists, locals get in for 50 Rupees) you get to visit one of the most beautiful tombs on the planet. The ticket includes the entrance ticket, a bottle of mineral water and two socks.
A couple of things to bare in mind before your visit:
While this IS a tourist attraction, this site is considered holy to many locals, so you simply must do your best in not offending them (especially when it comes to taking "funny" photos).
They do not allow you to take any books, diaries nor tripods into the site, so leave them at the hotel.
After getting through security, we started our long walk towards the Taj itself (it's a good 20 minute walk).
The loveliest view is by far when you get into the main entrance gate and see the Taj through the darkness, beaming in white. It's almost breathtaking.
The walk towards the Taj can be enjoyed only if you don't mind the thousands of people sharing the experience with you.
The lawns are beautiful and the Lotus pond is lovely.
However, the closer you get to the Taj you start to notice signs of neglect.
Notice you have to cover your shoes with the socks provided.
Entering the Taj – through a tiny door – is a bad experience, involving a lot of shoving, shouting and very strong (and unpleasant) BO.
But it's the inside the tomb that are disappointing.
The place is very poorly lit, and unfortunately, the constant flux of visitors destroys the delicacy inside the tomb. The walls, which are supposed to be white are absolutely filthy and the numerous inlays in the walls loos all their charm, since they are covered with dirt.
Still, one cannot visit Agra and not see the Taj.
For me, it was a nice experience, but it lacked the magic I was hoping for.

Visited April 2013
Thank TheShis
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New Delhi
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“breathtaking structure”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

loved the taj mahal but the goons and touts that trouble u outside seriously needs to be done away with......they spoil the experience of this wonder of the world

Visited October 2012
Thank Tanya K
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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“What NOT to love”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

To see it in so many different ways, photos, TV and paintings to actually be there in person is awe inspiring. We had a very early visit, in fact the first ones in at 6.30am. Our guide came with us from the hotel and was very thorough in his explanation and showed us the best places to take photographs. Most of the time I walked round with my moth open and my camera click, click, clicking

Visited June 2012
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