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The Taj Mahal

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by Ajay Goel (subscribe)
I am a Freelance Writer. I have been writing since January 2012. I write in almost all the niches. I published 3 books till now. First, a Poetry e-book. Second, a Short-Stories e-book, "What is Life?" Third, an e-book for Writing and Earning big time
Published October 17th 2016
Delhi is the best place in India for doing so many activities that you can never get bored in life.

As far as traveling and seeing around options are concerned, there are plenty of places to visit. You can go just for a daytrip, and return in the evening.

You can visit Taj Mahal, epitome of love, from Delhi. It used to take around 4 hours to reach there, but now, it takes only 2 hours to reach Taj Mahal by the new super-highway. Taj Mahal is open everyday except Friday. You can find a guide to show you around and tell you the historical things about Taj Mahal. You can return in the evening from there as it is not a nice city to stay in the evening.

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum near Yamuna river in Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, who ruled from 1628 to 1658. It includes a mosque and a guest house.

Construction was completed in 1643, but the work continued on other areas of the project for 10 more years. The approximate cost was around 32 million rupees. The project employed around 20,000 people.

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, The Taj Mahal was declared a winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

The Taj Mahal is open from 06:00 to 19:00 weekdays, but it doesn't open on Friday, as it is open for prayers at the mosque between 12:00 and 14:00. The Taj Mahal is also open for night viewing on the full moon, and 2 days before and after, except Friday, and in the month of Ramadan. High security is maintained, so only 5 things are allowed to be taken inside: Water in transparent bottles, small video cameras, still cameras, mobile phones, and small ladies' purses.

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