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India's most famous attraction, the Taj Mahal, is a mausoleum in Agra that was constructed under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal who died after giving birth to their son. The Taj Mahal (or simply "Taj") is considered to be the world's finest example of Mughal architecture and was recently voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Be sure to see this amazing site both in the morning and the evening.
The Taj Mahal grounds are open every day from 6am to 7pm, except on Fridays when it's closed for prayer. It is also open for night viewing when there's a full moon and the two days before and after (unless one of those days falls on a Friday or Ramadan)
There is an entry cost of Rs 750 for foreigners. You can get a much lower Rs 20 entrance fee if you are Indian, have a People of Indian Origin (PIO) card or are a national from the regional South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation. 
If you want to get a guide, that will cost extra.
Agra is a major railway station and trains are available from Agra to almost all the major cities of India. Fast trains (including the luxurious Shatabdi Express) are available between Delhi and Agra and the distance can be covered in around 3 hours. Agra has two major stations, namely Agra Cantt and Agra Fort, visitors should check the departure station printed on the ticket to avoid any confusion.
Taxis are easily available from Delhi/Jaipur and the quality of road on Agra-Delhi section is excellent. However, the distances are further than people expect so allow about four hours for the journey by car from Delhi.
State transport buses and also private buses regularly ply between Agra and the nearby cities.
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