As a first time traveller to India if you plan forTaj Mahal Tour Package, various questions and doubts arise in your mind like who built the Taj Mahal, when and why? Who were the architects behind the Taj Mahal and what are the things to keep in mind visiting the Taj Mahal, best time to visit, what is the entrance fee etc. We try to respond to your queries related to the Taj Mahal in the following informatory paragraph
Taj Mahal, a peerless example of Indo-saracenic style of Architecture was built by Emperor Shahjahan for his paramour Mumtaj Mahal who was previous known as Arjumand Bano Begaum in the year 1631 AD and took 22 years and thus was completed 1653 A.D. Arjumand was given the epithet as the Mumtaj Mahal signifying as the crown palace. It incurred 32 crore rupees expenditure and 20 thousand worked day and night on the project. Even thousands of animals like Camels and Elephants were deployed for this construction work of the tomb.
The chief architect was Hamid Lahori and the calligrapher was Amanat Khan Shirazy. The white marble was quaried from the Makrana mines in Rajasthan and scores of semi-prescious stones were brought from various destinations of India and Abroad. This art work done in the marble by inlaying of semi-precious stones is remarkable feat and this art work makes the Taj Mahal one among the New Seven Wonders. The Quaranic verses are done in the decorative manner. Unfortunately Mumtaj could not see it as it was started after her demise giving birth to 14 child who was a baby and later on named as Gohar Ara. Mumtaj died at Burhanpur in Maharastra and was burried over there. Later her remains were exhumed and finally she was buried at the Taj Mahal sight. After the demise of Shahjahan he was also buried with her. Thus only this couple has the final resting place inside the Taj without any other family member.
The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is either at the sunrise or at the sunset. It remains open on Sunday.The best season is from October to March. The best time to photograph is sunrise. You are suggested to leave the smoking items, eatbles, news paper, magazine, big bags etc. And follow the advice of your expert tour guide regarding the things probhited to carry and go with less baggage. Now the mobile phone is allowed to carry inside the Taj and you can go with the shoes covering the shoes with shoe covers.
The average time for the Taj Mahal visit is 2 hours which you can prolong upto 1 hour more. If you remain inside the Taj Mahal more than 3 hours you have to pay more. For the moonlight Taj Mahal Tour you have to book the tickets one day in advance. You have to buy the 2 steps ticket at the Taj which amount to INR 1300.
Taj Mahal One Day Tour By Train Cost
Price per person in USD
Valid All Time
$ 150 Per Person
$ 110 Per Person
$ 100 Per Person
$ 90 Per Person
1 Day Taj Mahal Tour Itinerary: Discounted Offer of 10%
6:30 Am Pick Up from hotel and drop to Railway Station.
This morning we pick you early morning from your hotel in Delhi to drop you at The Railway to catch Gatimaan train bound to Agra (This is the Indian fastest train). You will be provided with E-tickets either on email or through our Driver.
You are advised to carry a valid ID proof along with you when you sit in the train, ID proof could be Passport copy, driving license etc. This tour is not operational on Friday as Taj Mahal remains closed.
8:00 Am Train departure to Agra
Now enjoy the amenities of the luxury train and breakfast on board.
9:50 Am Arival at Agra Cantonment Railway Station.
Arrival at Agra cantonment railway station we pick you up and you are invited for a cup of tea or coffee just to refresh.
10:30 Am Guided Tour of Taj Mahal
Your tour of Agra city starts with Taj Mahal visit. This white marble edifice erected on the bank of river Yamuna took 22 years time to be finished. This is the supreme expression of love of a man for his beloved. The interiors of the cenotaph are highly decorated with the inlaid semi precious stones.
12:30 Pm Lunch Time
Now savor the Agra delicacies at local restaurant.
1:30 Pm. Guided Tour of Agra Fort
After lunch you proceed to visit Agra fort .This fort was built by Emperor Akbar and subsequent generations of Mughals laid their contribution. It houses palaces like Akbari mahal,Khas mahal,Jahangiri mahal, Deewan-E-Aam, Dewan-E-Khaas.Your private tour guide is going to narrate you about the life of mughal rulers.
3:00 Pm. Visit of Baby Taj Mahal
Now visit the tomb of Etmad-Ud-Daula also known as The Baby Taj.This beautiful monument built in white marble was designed and executed by Noorjahan in the memory of her father Mirza Gyaas begh, built in 06 years it’s also known as motivation to the Taj Mahal. Your private tour guide is going to narrate you about the life of mughal rulers.
4:00Pm. Shopping Spree
Visit some local Bazars of Agra. Agra is famous for handicraft products like marble inlay work, leather ware, brassware, carpets etc.
5:00 pm Transfer to Agra Cantt
Later transfer to the Agra railway to catch Gatimaan train bound to Delhi. Our representative will assist you in boarding your Train; Dinner will be served on board.
7:50 Pm. Arrival in Nizamuddin Railway station
On arrival our driver will pick you to drop you at your pre-booked Hotel in Delhi.
Ac luxury Car at Agra (with English speaking driver), Arrival and departure transfers from your hotel in Delhi.
Gatiman train tickets from Delhi to Agra and vice versa.
All toll tax, Parking, state tax as applicable.
Govt. Approved Tour guide for sight seeing at Agra.