Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Taj Mahal,Agra,Uttar Pradesh, India


The Taj Mahal is an extravagant monument, world renowned as a tourist spot for its stunning display of architecture, gardens and much more. Tourists from all over the world over visit this heritage site; it has also been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as an architectural wonder.
Year of Construction: 1631Completed In: 1653Time Taken: 22 yearsBuilt By: Shah Jahan Dedicated to: Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), the wife of Shah JahanLocation: Agra (Uttar Pradesh) Building Type: Islamic tomb Architecture: IslamicCost of Construction: 32 crore rupeesNumber of workers: 20,000Highlights: One of the Seven Wonders of the WorldA UNESCO World Heritage siteTimings: 6:00 am to 7:30 pm (Friday closed)Fee: Rs 970 (Foreigners) Rs 20 (Indians, during daytime) Rs 110 (Indians, during sunrise and sunset)

It is located 204 kms from Delhi.

You can travel by road, by air or by train.