Travelstick Agra Uttar Pradesh India

Travelstick Agra Uttar Pradesh India

Agra

The area immediately surrounding the Taj mahal is known as Taj Ganj. Here there is a wide selection of budget hotels starting from around 10USD, as well as plenty of restaurants.

The main train station is Agra Cantonment, about 6km west of Taj Ganj. Foreigners must purchase their train tickets at window number 1 (See "Useful Info" for train timetable information). At the station there is a prepaid autorickshaw booth charging 130INR (1.70USD in 2020) from the station to Taj Ganj. Rickshaw drivers know this price and will charge the same whether you use the booth or not.

Travelstick Uttar Pradesh in India and stand in awe infront of the Taj Mahal

One of the most famous sights in India, the Taj Mahal was built in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The favourite of his wives, Mumtaz died giving birth to their 14th child. The mausoleum took over 20 years to build and only a few years after its completion Shah Jahan overthrown by his son, Aurangzeb and imprisoned in Agra Fort. He was only able to view the Taj Mahal from his window for the last eight years of his life before being entombed there beside his wife. The Taj Mahal was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.

Entrance 1300INR (18USD in 2020)

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