The white marble monument of love, an example of fine Mughal architecture with touches of Indian and Persian architecture is popular as the Seven Wonders of the World. The structure is accredited by UNESCO as "Jewel of Muslim Art in India & One of the Universally admired Masterpieces of the World’s Heritage".
This immortal poetry built in marble surrounded with great gardens and fountains, inlay work, minarets, and floral designs and patters on the ceiling inside. It reflects the changes in daytime and you can witness the changing hues of the palace at different times of the day. However, the pearly white structure shines in the moonlight too and there is a night view of Taj Mahal that is a beautiful sight.
Why Visit Taj Mahal At Night?
This magnificent marble construction changes various hues at different times in the day from dawn to dusk. But, did you know that the night view of the Taj Mahal is such an exhilarating sight to view and admire the monument of love? This great white structure shimmers under the moon light and this resplendent beauty is an eye treat to the viewer.
Taj Mahal Night View Ticket Booking
Book the Tickets at: Archaeological Survey of India, 22 Mall Road, Agra (Ph: 0562-2227261/62)
There is a booking time limit for purchasing the night view tickets for Taj Mahal.
Ticket must be booked / purchased one day in advance prior to the date of viewing on the ticket.
Taj Mahal Night View Ticket Booking Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM.
Cancellations can be done but there are cancellation rules. The general rule is ticket cancellations can be done at the same office address mentioned earlier. But the tickets must be canceled before 1 PM (Afternoon).
Taj Mahal Night View Timings
8.30 PM (Evening) To 12.30 AM (Midnight)
Night View Visit DURATION Per Visitor: 30 minutes
Taj Mahal Night View Ticket Booking Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM (Daytime). Book Ticket 1 day prior to visit time.
Taj Mahal Night View Ticket Cancellation Timings 1 PM (Afternoon)
Taj Mahal Night View Entry Fees
Indian Visitors - Adult - Rs. 510/- and Child 3 to 15 Years of Age - Rs. 500/-
Foreigner Tourists Adult - Rs. 750/- and Child 3 to 15 Years of Age - Rs. 500/-
Entry for All Children below the age of 3 years is FREE.
Rules & Regulations
The rules have to be strictly adhered to both for foreign tourists and Indian visitors.
Every visitor to this great monument has to carry a government ID.
The foreign tourist must carry his/her original foreign passport or Visa.
Indian has to carry his/her Adhaar card or passport for government ID proof to visit this monument at night.
All visitors must be at the place for security check at least 30 minutes before the schedule sightseeing time for security check. Please carry the ticket and be at the entrance gate 1/2 hour earlier.
There is limited number of people allowed on the 5 nights - Full moon night, 2 days prior and after the full moon night. So tickets issued will be based on availability of visit slot.
The Taj Mahal. night view visit /sightseeing time is 4 hours - 8.30 PM (evening) to 12.30 AM (midnight).
The maximum number of people allowed to visit the Taj Mahal at night view is 400. this is made into total eight batches to reduce the crowd.
Only 50 people are permitted at a time and a 50 member batch or 50 visitors can witness the beauty of the night view of Taj Mahal. only for 30 minutes each or at a time.
Camera is allowed NO stands / tripods/ videography, etc is allowed.
Tips for Taj Mahal Night View
The rules say you have to be there 30 min prior for security check. So they are kind of strict, be prepared.
Only camera for still photography is allowed. Do not take videos, photo stands, tripods, mobile phones and even bags inside.
Sometimes, it is too dark to see around until the moon light completely comes on. This is the time when the moon shines totally on the Taj Mahal. It is a great sight and you can capture amazing pictures of this shining monument at night.
The moon takes time to go up so high to shine completely on the structure. So take the later hours to witness the full beauty of the Taj Mahal. on the full moon night.
The Taj Mahal. viewing is closed on Fridays and there is no night view during the month of Ramadan.
Why should you have a moonlight view of the Taj Mahal?
The Taj Mahal is a unique sight of a kind under the moonlight and there is no better time than seeing it at full moon night. As the moonlight reflects on the white monument the marble shines and offers a resplendent beauty of vastness. While the daytime viewing offers various sights like early morning to sunset view of the Taj Mahal, the night is also amazing when the moonlight rises up and shines over the marble structure. The marble inlays over the exterior are visible giving out a different shine altogether. Witness the glorious sight of the full moon moonlight view of Taj Mahal. for one of the greatest viewing experience of the Taj Mahal.
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