On the western side of the Taj gardens is a very small museum , housing original architectural drawings of the Taj and some nifty...
The Taj Mahal's red-sandstone mosque to the west of the main monument is an important gathering place for Agra's Muslims.
Poet Rabindranath Tagore described it as 'a teardrop on the cheek of eternity', Rudyard Kipling as 'the embodiment of all things pure',...
Café Coffee Day
This AC-cooled branch of the popular cafe chain is the closest place to the Taj selling proper coffee. Another branch is located at...
This pocket-sized institution whipped up its first creamy lassi in 1978 and continues to please despite cooking its meals in what must...
Taj Museum information
Within the Taj complex, on the western side of the gardens, is the small but excellent Taj Museum, housing a number of original Mughal miniature paintings, including a pair of 17th-century ivory portraits of Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
You also find here some very well preserved gold and silver coins dating from the same period, plus architectural drawings of the Taj and some nifty celadon plates, said to split into pieces or change colour if the food served on them contains poison.