Things to Know About Taj Mahal

Things to Know About Taj Mahal
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What Things to Know About Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is a world wonder and situated in Agra. Every year, tourists amounting to twice the total population of Agra visit the city to catch a glimpse of this breathtaking monument! It was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his 3rd wife - Mumtaz Mahal. It is built completely of white marble in the 17th century.

What is the best time to visit the Taj Mahal?

 The Taj Mahal - spectacular wonders of the world takes your breath away at one glimpse. There is no defined best time to visit the Taj Mahal but the significant tourist season is from October to March. Whatever be the time of the year the Taj Mahal is always a beauty. The white-marbled mausoleum of the Mughal span is a seeing charmer especially at sunrise, sunset, and under the full moon night:

Taj Mahal at Sunrise

The first rays of the sun brighten the icon among the ‘seven wonders of the world’ is a moment of gratification. The soft golden color is heartwarming and you can enjoy the beauty at your leisure.

Taj Mahal at Sunset

Sunset makes the pearl while shade softly turns a fiery yellow and then a soft orange and then a timeless beauty. While the sun sets, you must visit the mausoleum once.

Taj Mahal under Full Moon Night

The glance of the moonlit Taj Mahal is entirely beyond words. Few things will be able to fascinate you after a glimpse of the shining moon over the wonder of the world.

Best Time of the day to visit Taj Mahal

The monument is open from sunrise to sunset other than Friday. The best time of the day to visit the Taj Mahal is during sunrise. The ticket counter in the monument opens by 6 in the morning but there will be a queue.

Best time of the night to visit Taj Mahal

 Viewing the Taj Mahal glitter in the cool lights of the moon is perfect. Taj Mahal is open for only 5 nights such as on the full moon night, 2 nights before the full moon, and 2 nights after the full moon. During the Ramadan month which lasts for 30 days, this access is not applicable. Per person is allowed only 30 minutes inside the monument for a night visit and only 400 tickets are sold per night.

 Why Taj Mahal is Famous and People Come to Visit?

People widely consider it as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and well-known as the symbol of love. The expansive visitors come around admiring the beauty of the monument and appreciate the architecture. Taj Mahal is called the Crown of Palaces in Persian, offering an incredible view of its aficionados.

It is one of the magnificent figures of Mughal architecture in India. The best thing about visiting the Taj Mahal is to cherish the elegance of relevance of extents and lavishness of geometrical prototypes of such beautifully done gardens that enhance the majesty of the Taj Mahal, adding grandeur to this symbol of love, determination, and beauty.

Taj Mahal Timings and Entry fee

Taj Mahal, Agra timing is not set. The Taj Mahal opens 30-45 minutes before sunrise and closes its gates about 30 minutes before sunset each day. The Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays for public viewing. The normal fee structure with timings is stated as below:

Open timings:

  • 30 minutes before sunrise
  • 30 minutes before sunset.
  • It is closed on Fridays and during the month of Ramzan

Night entry timings:

  • 8:30 pm to 12:30 am.
  • Night viewing is allowed on five days every month - on the full moon night and two nights before and two after the full moon.

Ticket Price:

  • Rs 50 for Indians
  • Rs 1100 for foreigners
  • Rs 540 for citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries
  • Free for children below 15 years of age

Note: Photography and videography are allowed inside the place but not inside the mausoleum. Tripods are strictly forbidden. Ensure you remove or cover your shoes before entering.

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