Pictures of the Taj Mahal that will make you want to visit India now!

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Updated August 9, 2016 / Joรฃo Leitรฃo / 19 Comments / Filed in: / Reading time 2 minutes


Pictures of Taj Mahal that will make you want to visit India now

Pictures of Taj Mahal that will make you want to visit India now!

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, is a magical place.

A World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal was built in 1631 to be the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Mirza Shahabuddin Baig Muhammad Khan Shah Jahan.

This masterpiece of Indian architecture has a dome measuring 44.4 meters / 145 feet high and is surrounded by four minarets.

“The mausoleum is covered in marble and carved with floral ornaments. The building gets different shades of white depending on the time of the day.”

Agra was built in 1475 by Badal Singh and Sikandar Lodi. It became the capital of the Mughal Empire and has about 2 million inhabitants now.

The Taj Mahal is on the top list of the most iconic buildings in the world. This is also the “ex-libris” of tourism in India.

Special places in India:

  • Taj Mahal
  • Varanasi
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Dal Lake in Srinagar
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jaipur
  • Amritsar
  • Kanha National Park
  • Palolem Beach in Goa
  • Virupakhsa Temple in Hampi
  • Udaipur
  • Leh in Ladakh

I share with you some impressive photos of the Taj Mahal. Beautiful images that will make you want to visit India now!

๐Ÿ“ท Photos of the Taj Mahal in India

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Facade of the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a beautiful mausoleum of Indian Muslim architecture. Its main building is made of white marble and decorated with floral motifs made out of precious and other colored stones.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal represents the most beautiful and sophisticated example of Mughal architecture, an Islamic empire that controlled much of India. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal took 17 years to be built.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Gate entrance to the Taj Mahal complex

The Great Gate built with red sandstone is called Roza Darwaza and is the main tomb complex entrance.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal

There is a garden with a giant fountain that goes from the entrance all the way to the tomb. To get to the mausoleum itself, we can walk all this way, taking pictures and visiting the lateral gardens.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal complex is composed by:

  • West Gate
  • East Gate
  • South Gate
  • Great Gate
  • Jilaukhana patio
  • Gardens
  • Workers living spaces
  • Saheli Burj Tombs
  • Water canals
  • Central pool
  • Minarets
  • Mosque
  • Marble platform
  • Mihman Khana
  • Mumtaz Mahal Mausoleum
Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal

The four decorative minarets with 41.6 meters / 136 feet tall, are placed so as to never damage the mausoleum in case of collapse.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal

There are two red sandstone buildings on each side of the Taj Mahal. One is a mosque, while the other is just there for architectural symmetry.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal

We can notice the grandeur of the building on this photo. People are very small near such imposing construction.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal entrance view

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal

Like most of the tombs from the Mongol Empire, the decorative basic elements are of Persian origin.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Water canal in front of the Taj Mahal

The four water channels connecting to the central pool symbolize the four rivers of Paradise mentioned in the Quran.

Taj Mahal Unesco monument located in Agra India

Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal used to be one of the most beautiful historical structure, but it doesn’t look as grand now as in the old photos. When I was there, it was being renovated, now I see the photos here with scaffolding. Tourists pay a lot to get in, and there are hundreds going everyday. Hope they can do the maintenance real quick using the money paid.

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Hey Joรฃo Leitรฃo,

You have shown almost all the beautiful sides of this wonder, Taj Mahal. This iconic structure grab the attention of foreign as well as domestic tourists not just because of its unspoiled beauty but also as the “Symbol of Love”, the history behind its creation. ๐Ÿ™‚

I would really appreciate your amazing photography and let other people know about this marvelous structure.

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Indeed one of the most beautiful monuments in India or anywhere else in the world…

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Love the photos, the Taj Mahal is definitely on my travel bucket list – thanks so much for sharing!

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I know the Taj is a wonderfully beautiful place and have seen it countless times on TV and read about it many times but I just don’t like the idea of traveling to India. I have friends that say it was great and they had a nice time and also had friends that said they didn’t like where they were, didn’t like seeing the awful living conditions in the places they went through on their way to great sights they wanted to see. Do many others see this stuff or do they just not mention it.

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This phots are beautiful, one of my dreams is to visit Taj Mahal, but it’ s expensive for my budget, i live in Italy and just the travel from Italy to India is expensive ๐Ÿ™

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India is not high on my travel list, because I imagine most of the touristy party of the country as a very crowded place, but still I’d love to go one day just for the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

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Iโ€™m julia, a Thailand native, who, not too long ago, left my career in corporate finance to become a world traveler. Since then, Iโ€™ve traveled to over 5 countries and have knocked some big adventures off my bucketlist. All I could say was WOW. While Iโ€™ll talk a bit more about the Taj Mahal shortly, let me just say itโ€™s something pictures canโ€™t do justice. Having a view of the Taj Mahal probably live. Thank you so much for this; something I definitely plan on doing.

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Havent bee to India yet but Taj Mahal is high on my list to visit. Such a stunning architecture I cant wait to capture. Great photos in every angle

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Loved your post as it contained my 2 favorite things, history and trivia! Is it even possible to take a bad picture at the Taj Mahal? You certainly had no problem with amazing photos. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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What beautiful photos. Love the entrance photos. Really gorgeous and love the garden photo as well.

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Scott | At The Drop
July 3, 2016 7:58 am

What fantastic photos. You make the place come alive.

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fabulous photos! It does look amazing – I just need an excuse to travel there!

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Your photos really do justice to the Taj Mahal. It’s really an amazing place! When were these photos taken? Cause I’ve been there last October and only one Minaret was under maintenance. But I see in your photos that there are 3 minarets.

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Incredible photos of the Taj Mahal, Joรฃo! I was amazed that you were able to capture so many scenes without people. You must have arrived very early in the morning!

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Wow, those photos do make me want to visit the Taj Mahal!

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Impressive photos Joao! You certainly have the eye for composition. I especially loved the silhouette and the framed one. And yeah, you definitely made me want to go to Taj Mahal now! Kudos ๐Ÿ™‚

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This is a beautiful monument in Agra city. This is made by Mughal emperor Shahjahan beloved her wife Mamtaj Mahal. You know Mumtaj is a beautiful Hindu girl. This is the most famous seven wonders at Agra city. Many people comes to visit Taj Mahal. There are lot of beautiful mughal buildings – Agra Fort, Sikandra Tomb, Baby Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri etc.

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Wow..you have captured some very beautiful angles of the Taj Mahal. Had been to there in my childhood. I think its time to go again with my ladylove. ๐Ÿ˜›

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