The Taj Mahal in Agra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The city of Agra is located approximately 205 Kilometers from Delhi.
Visiting the Taj Mahal
The best Time to Visit the Taj Mahal is March to April and October to December. Expect heavy rainfall during monsoon season in July to September.
There is always heavy traffic during days when there is a full moon. Only a limited number are permit to view the Taj Mahal during night viewing, so plan ahead if you want to view the Taj in moonlight.
The Taj Mahal was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his Queen Mumtaz. The Taj Mahal is a marvel in engineering. It took 22 years to complete and was completed in 1652. Verses from the Holy Koran are inscribed on the main gate and the domes. Inlay work using semi-precious stones decorate the Taj Mahal. While the Taj Mahal is a great site during the day, it is best viewed at night during a full moon. The Taj Mahal is built on the banks of the river Yamuna.
Foreigners are charged Rupees 750 as an entrance fee to view the Taj Mahal. Indian tourists pay on Rupees 20. I doubt if such a large difference in entrance prices for any tourist attraction exists anywhere else. The Indian Government needs to take a look at this seriously.