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Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal, the pinnacle of Mughal architecture, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658), grandson of Akbar the great, in the memory of his queen Arjumand Bano Begum, entitled 'Mumtaz Mahal'.

Mumtaz Mahal was a niece of empress Nur Jahan and granddaughter of Mirza Ghias Beg I'timad-ud-Daula, wazir of emperor Jehangir. She was born in 1593 and died in 1631, during the birth of her fourteenth child at Burhanpur. Her mortal remains were temporarily buried in the Zainabad garden.

Six months later, her body was transferred to Agra to be finally enshrined in the crypt of the main tomb of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of both Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan.

Monument Information
  • Nearest Airport: IGI Airport Delhi
  • Nearest Railway Station: Raja-ki-Mandi, Agra Fort, Agra Cantt
  • Nearest Bus Station: Central Bus Station Agra
  • Summers: Avg Max Temperature: 47°C (116°F )
  • Winters : October to March, December and January are the coldest months
  • Monsoon : July To August
Opening Hours
  • Sunrise - Sunset (Friday Closed)
  • Night viewing on Full Moon date and two days before and after it, excluding Fridays and in the month of Ramzan
  • Link of Night Viewing
Facilities available at monument
  • Signages (In Braille as well)
  • Drinking Water Facility, Toilets for Ladies and Gentlemen
  • Wi-Fi Facility
  • Benches, Ramps for differenly abled
  • Audio Guides Facility in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bangla is available at TajMahal. Please contact near Ticket Booking counters and Forecourt
Accommodation Near the Monument
Location Along with Other "Must See" Monuments
Street View in 360o
Ticket Value
  • Indian Visitors: Total Rs.50/- (Rs.40/-(Online-Rs.35/-) by ASI as Entry fee and Rs.10/- by ADA as Toll tax)
  • Citizen of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries: Total Rs.540/- (Rs.40/-(Online-Rs.35/-) by ASI as Entry fee and Rs.500.00 by ADA as Toll tax)
  • Other Foreign Visitors: Total Rs.1100/- (Rs.600/-(Online-Rs.550/-) by ASI as Entry fee and Rs.500/- by ADA as Toll tax)
  • Ticket with Facilities: Rs. 1350/- (Rs. 850/-(Online-Rs.800/-) by ASI as Entry fee and Rs. 500/- by ADA as Toll tax)
  • Free entry: Children below 15 years
  • Book Online Entry Ticket
Contact Details
  • Dr. Vasant Kumar Swarnkar
  • Superintending Archaeologist Agra Circle
    Phone - 0562-2227261/62
    E-mail: circleagr[dot]asi[at]gmail[dot]com