The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most romantic monuments in the world. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, this white marble mausoleum is considered a monument to eternal love.
The moods of the Taj vary from dawn to dusk. It looks milky white in the soft light that characterizes early morning, while the afternoon sun makes it glisten bright and dazzling in the overhead sunlight, almost looking like a jewel against the opaque blue of the skyline and then comes a moonlit Taj breaking into the night sky, majestic and simply beautiful in a sense that cannot be put into words. The sensuous appeal can never be more heightened as on a Full Moon Night when it shines like a pearl making the visitor stand agape at the spectacle. The romanticism and sheer majesty of the structure is unbelievably true! No wonder if millions of people chose it amongst the World’s top wonders.
The Taj Mahal attracts from 7 to 8 million visitors annually, with more than 0.8 million from overseas. Most tourists visit in the cooler months of October, November and February. Polluting traffic is not allowed near the complex and tourists must either walk from parking lots or catch an electric bus.
Night viewing of Taj Mahal has been allowed from 28th November, 2004 for five nights in a month including the Full Moon night and two days before and two days after except Fridays and month of Ramzan as per the order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The night viewing of Taj Mahal is opened from 8-30 p.m. to 12-30 in eight batches of 50 persons for half an hour duration. The visitors of the night viewing of Taj Mahal have to report at Shilpagram complex half an hour in advance of the viewing time. The entry is allowed from the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal only after security check near the Eastern gate. The visitors have to keep their luggage at the counter fee of cost. No video camera is allowed in side the monument during the night viewing.
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TAJ MAHAL MOONLIGHT TICKET BOOKING:
* Tickets to view Taj Mahal at night can only be purchased 24 hours in advance. Please provide me your legal documents for booking the Ticket for Moonlight visit.
A scanned copy of passport.
A Scanned copy of visa to India.
Name and address of hotel/ guest house in Agra where you will be staying and how long.
Name address of hotel/ guest house of your stay prior to arriving in Agra.
Your home address, cell phone or home number/s.
Valid e-mail address and cell number.
The cost of ticket and handling fee is $ 29.00 cash / check only. Please mail money order / bank check at least five days prior to arrival in Agra.
If you prefer the ticket/s to be delivered to your hotel, please add $ 6.00 delivery expence.
Or you may collect the ticket/s from Agra office on the day of visit or one day prior to visit.
The tickets are non transferable.
Ticket and fees are non refundable.
The night viewing ticket can be cancelled in the Booking counter of ASI at 22 The Mall, Agra on the same date of viewing upto 1.00 p.m.with cancellation charge of 25% of the Ticket
Service charges are applicable
Above dates of fullmoon nights are based on astrological calculations which may vary.
Source: Archaeological Survey of India
Dates provided by UP Tourism.
Tajtourguide is not responsible for errors.
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Tourists can view the Taj Mahal from a distance of 500 m, from a nearby red sandstone platform. Tourists are permitted to carry still cameras for photography and binoculars for viewing.
With limited access, the Taj is now open for five nights each month for nighttime viewing around the full moon nights. The total number of visitors is restricted to 400 each night. Only 50 visitors in five batches are allowed at a time for 30 minutes each between 2030 hrs to 0030 hrs.