One of the seven wonders of the world the Taj Mahal is as beautiful piece of architecture as you will find anywhere on the planet. Almost 350 years old this stunning building was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his 3rd wife.
If you are looking for affordable accommodation close to the Taj Mahal then why not try out the Hotel Taj Plaza. Only 600 meters from the monument this hostel is basic and as such, is very affordable.
Many of those visiting the Taj Mahal will be doing it from a base in Delhi. If this is the case with you then there are return trips on the train available.
If you are planning on staying in Agra then the best way to see it is by taking a rickshaw tour. Although there are many sites these can be booked through it's a good idea to wait until you arrive as this is often more cost effective and a way to ensure your money goes directly in to the local economy and not through a national company.
Due to the popularity of Taj Mahal there is always a threat to the environment and this is something the powers that be at the Taj take very seriously. Their official website has a section dedicated to eco-tourism around the area including other activities such as the Taj nature walk.
With this in mind traffic that pollutes the air is no longer allowed near the area so if you are planning a visit once you are near you will have to take the electric bus or go on foot. Either way, the Taj Mahal is an ideal location for any green traveller who is looking to go site seeing somewhere that takes the environment seriously.