The Taj Mahal is not just a gem of India, but it is one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. You must visit the Taj Mahal at least once in your lifetime. Behind the walls of this marble mausoleum lies a tale of love. Discover the hushed whispers of lovers Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, the namesake of this landmark.
HOW TO GO
After arriving at the Delhi International Airport, you can take a train to Agra. There are around 20 trains every day connecting the two cities. Besides the train, there are also buses that will transport you between the cities. Do not trust travel agencies or luxury buses because many of them are frauds. If you do not like public transportation, then you can hire a taxi to take you from Delhi to Agra.
WHEN TO GO
India is in the tropics, which means it witnesses scorching summers and freezing winters. For those who prefer to avoid extreme temperatures, the best time to visit will be between November-March. During these months there is little to no rainfall, and the temperatures are pleasant. December and January can be cold, but if you are from a cold country, the temperature will still seem mild to you.
WHERE TO GO
The Taj Mahal is a monument to love and beauty. The flower gardens and reflecting pools create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility that adds to the charm of the monument. Plus, in the Mehtab Bagh garden, you can stroll amongst the flowers under the moonlit sky as you gaze upon the glowing Taj Mahal. A mausoleum has never been so romantic.
Every tourist has to pay 1,000 rupees as an entrance fee. Try to avoid bringing a bag because the security process can get cumbersome. It is best just to sling your camera over your shoulder and slip your phone into the pocket. Also keep in mind; the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. The rest of the week it is open from 6 am t0 6 pm. After you have had your fill, you can visit Agra Fort, which is another Mughal masterpiece.
If you are staying at any nearby hotel, you will need to bring your adapter with you. The standard voltage is 230 V, so you will most likely need a voltage transformer as well.
December 27, 2017 9:02 am