First Timer Tips for Visiting the Taj Mahal

By Lydia, November 2012

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Perhaps the world’s most extravagant declaration of love, the Taj Mahal is unquestionably one of the most iconic landmarks on earth, and for good reason. The behemoth white marble mausoleum, built in 1648 by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, took more than 20,000 workers 17 years to complete. Every surface of the iridescent marble is covered in delicate calligraphy inlaid with black marble and intricately carved flowers bejeweled with lapis lazuli, carnelian, coral, turquoise and jasper. If you’re traveling to this bucket-list monument for the first time, here are a few dos and don’ts to make the most of your visit.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our India Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in India.

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