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The Taj Mahal, Agra: 256 reviews and 621 photos

  Gate Way of the Taj Mahal
  • Gate Way of the Taj Mahal - Agra
      Gate Way of the Taj Mahal
  • Bronze Door - Agra
      Bronze Door
  • Top view with text - Agra
      Top view with text
  • Taj view from the gate - Agra
      Taj view from the gate

After purchasing the tickets, the tourist have to enter the majestic entrance gate way of red sand stone, is a beautiful monument in itself.On the three side of this gateway, there strong balconies.The gate is a master piece of fine inlay work in itself.The profuse in lay work of white marble and precious stones in to the red sand stone surface, has elegantly executed inscriptions in inlayed with black marble on white marble surface, gives a charming look to the whole structure.Some Quranic texts are nicely inscribed in black letters.On the top there is a row of white marble cupolas and the corners are crowned by open domed kiosks.There is a big door made of eight metals which is 10.5 feet wide.During the reign of Shah Jahan, it was built of pure silver.This door has eleven hunderd nails studded with one silver rupee on each nail top.It is said that this door was looted by the Jets of Bharatpur during the reign.Late on the door made of Bronze was fitted by the English.

Thsi gateway is an octagonal entrance hall, surrounded by small rooms on both the sides in the floors having beautiful ornamented gates on two sides, one opening towards the courtyard side and the other to wards the Taj Mahal itself.From there Taj Mahal looks like a miniature on the landscape from a distance.In the centre is a platform from where tourists can capture the Taj on film.The valuated roof inside the entrance gate is painted with ink in the blue colour.In the center, there is a beautiful brass lamp of Egyptian style.It was presented by Lord Curzon in 1906.It was prepared by an Egyption designer named Todras Badir.

Address: Taj Mahal complax
Directions: After purchasing the tickets towards walking for the Taj North side.
Phone: 915222307037
Website: http://www.tajmahal.gov.in/home.html

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2008
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