Where is the Taj Mahal Located?


The Taj Mahal, is located on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. The Taj Mahal location, geographically speaking, is nestled in the center of a few of the nation’s most powerful and prominent capitals. It is less than 400 kilometres west of the state capital, Lucknow, roughly 200 kilometres south of the national capital New Delhi and about 125 kilometres north of the historic city of Gwalior. India is located in southern Asia and the state of Agra is located in northern India. It is bordered most closely by Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. 

The white-domed roof of the Taj Mahal overlooks the fertile grounds of a lush river valley, making it the perfect place for the exotic and enormous green gardens that surround the Taj Mahal to thrive with a variety of abundant plant life year-round. 

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How to Get There

A constant stream of people, some 3 million per year, migrate to the Taj Mahal to stand before this world wonder and take part in beholding its magnificent beauty. As a result of its many visitors, the city is completely accessible by all forms of public and private transportation. The Taj Mahal is accessible by bus, train, taxi, and the occasional, yet limited, air services. Access to the Taj Mahal complex itself, however, is available only by foot.

Nearest Airport

If you're flying into India and hoping to visit the Taj Mahal, Kheria Airport is the nearest airport as it is located a short 6 kilometers away from Agra's city center. From the airport, there are several buses, autos, rickshaws and trains that will put you in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, one of India's most popular and well-visited tourist attractions. 

The Taj Mahal city of Agra was chosen as the building grounds for the Taj Mahal by Shah Jahan, who presented Maharajah Jai Singh with a large palace in city’s center as an exchange for the land. Because of its enormous beauty and its prime location, all of the necessary and luxurious amenities of a complete city followed.