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An Indian Jewel: The Taj Mahal

I wanted to keep this post short and sweet, because when it comes to the jewel of India, the Taj Mahal, I feel like it speaks for itself. This ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, India was built from 1632-1653 and was commissioned by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. At the time, the completion of the Taj Mahal was said to have cost 32 million rupees, and is now worth 52.8 billion rupees.

The Taj Mahal was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and now attracts 7-8 million visitors each year. If you can, arrive as early as humanly possible to line up to enter, this way you’ll beat the hordes of people like the ones that appear in some of my photos. Unfortunately we visited towards closing time which means it was packed with visitors, but even as a busy attraction, the Taj Mahal can’t be skipped. Here are my photos which I think speak for themselves and show just a bit of how beautiful this mausoleum actually is.

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12 Comments

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    Alina Jack
    July 18, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Hey, Is it you in Saree? Looking gorgeous and a perfect Indian Women. Have you seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise. I heard that it looks stunning. I wish, I would have been there.

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      Lauren
      July 18, 2016 at 8:03 am

      That is me! I haven’t seen it at sunrise, I went on a G Adventures tour so we didn’t really have the flexibility with our schedule to go at a different time. However, it was still beautiful 🙂

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    Camel Trekking Morocco
    August 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Nice blog , beautiful pictures & great article – thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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    Surender @ Agra
    August 25, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful photos! I live in India and have traveled Taj Mahal many times but your picture’s describe it even better.

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      Lauren
      August 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Thanks 🙂 It’s such a jawdropping place!

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    abhishek
    April 17, 2017 at 6:43 am

    LAUREN, you are really look like Indian women in saree and you blog is very informative about taj mahal.

    thanks for sharing

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    Natasha Sen
    June 20, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Hey Nice pics, apart from all I like the last one. Taj Mahal is seriously amazing. i went with my family to visit the symbol of love

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    David James
    July 25, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Thanks for writing and sharing nice blog about taj mahal.

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    Shiva Rathore
    January 16, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Wow!! awesome Blog and the best thing is I have found some relevant news from your blog. The collection of amazing pictures is a total add-on. Thanks For it. keep up the good work.

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    Jenny Smith
    February 10, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful pictures! Taj Mahal is in my bucket list since a long time. Hope I visit India very soon and will click such photos. Thanks for sharing this stuff.

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    Bob Pitter
    August 20, 2018 at 7:48 am

    All the beautiful places to visit in India. Last year, I had visited Taj mahal and it is the best place in India.

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    suhail malik abbas
    January 26, 2019 at 2:59 am

    nice post taj mahal is pride of india thanks for sharing this post

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