The India … They say that who knows it can only have a feeling: either loves or hates. There are many who love her, and that is a wonderful country that has impressive beauty. One of them is a spectacular mausoleum located in Agra. Surely you know what place we refer to. Well, we tell you how to get to the Taj Mahal on your trip to India.
The Taj Mahal, a Wonderful monument
It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. Actually a mausoleum erected in XVII by Muslim emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife , Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to the fourteenth son of the couple.
The best known is the proper mausoleum, crowned by a spectacular dome. But the Taj Mahal is, in fact, an architectural ensemble in which, in addition, there are other buildings, a mosque and wonderful gardens.
How to get to the Taj Mahal in different ways
Getting to the Taj Mahal is not complicated. It is in Agra, one of the great cities of India. And do not forget that it is one of the most visited monuments, which is a World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
The best way to get to the Taj Mahal will depend, to a large extent, on which point of the country you reach on your trip. Agra has an airport, although there are not many flights that land in Agra, so they can be expensive and difficult to find. However, if you fly to New Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi or Khajurao, some of the most well-known cities in the country, it will be easy to get to Agra on a domestic plane.
The train is one of the best options, not only for its price, but because while you travel you can see the local Indian landscape and connect with culture of the country. It’s great way to immerse yourself in the traditional India. The trip, depending on the area you are in, can last between three and five hours. The other best option to explore the beautiful city Agra through luxury train.
The bus or the car are not the most recommended options if you travel alone, but if you go in a group it can be very fun to enjoy the busy and strange roads of India. You can observe the landscape and drive in a country where there is no shortage of people wherever you go.
How to get around the Taj Mahal
This complex is so big that you may not know where to start. When you get to the Taj Mahal you will see that there are several tickets that can be accessed:
The southern entrance: it is obviously oriented to the south and faces Mumtazabad. It is not the most chosen as you have to wander through Agra to discover it but it will be a great option if there is a queue in the other entrances. Few know this access.
The East entrance: is, next to the previous one, the one furthest from the monument. Fatehabad is oriented and is the access from which to see the show when there is a full moon.
The West entrance: it is the main entrance and, therefore, in which more tail you will find, but the easiest to find. You can walk or tuk-tuk to the door.
Inside the Taj Mahal
Once inside the enclosure you will reach the inner courtyard and the Darwaza, a building built in red sandstone from which you can see the longed for mausoleum. Stop to observe all the details of this small monument.
Once you have crossed it, the white marble will seem even more impressive than you could have imagined. However, if you stop to look at it at different times you will see that it changes color.
Even if the day is cloudy when you visit it, it also adds a touch of color to the building. Do not hurry and enjoy this palace at different times of the day to take home some amazing photos.