Do's and Don'ts


Please do follow some of the instruction before entering into the Taj Mahal. Water bottle is allowed inside the monument. Shoe covers, Half Litre water bottle and Tourist Guide Map of Agra, Battery Bus & Golf Cart Service are provided free of cost with the foreigner's entry ticket for the Taj. Wheel Chair for Disabled People & First Aid are available at ASI Office at Taj Mahal Ph. No : 0562 - 2330498.


  • Tourist are adviced to use South Entry gate in case of long queues on East and West gate. Which is 250 mtrs. from East & West Gate.
  • Tourists must co-operate in keeping the monument neat & clean by using dustbins.
  • Tourists are advised to hire approved guides & photographers who exhibit their identity cards.
  • Taj Museum inside Taj Mahal Complex opens from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, entry free.
  • No Polluting vehicles are allowed within 500 mts. Radius of Taj Mahal. Parking Facility is available at Shilpgram for Eastern Gate & at Amrood-Ka -Teela for Western Gate.


  • Eating and smoking is strictly prohibited inside Taj Mahal. Arms, ammunitions, fire, smoking items, tobacco products, liquor, eatables (Toffees), head phones, knives, wire, mobile charger, electric goods (except camera), Tripods are also prohibited.
  • Mobile phones are to be kept switched off.
  • Please avoid carrying big bags and books inside the monument, this may increase your security check time.
  • Photography is prohibited inside the main mausoleum.
  • Avoid touching & scratching the walls & surfaces of the monument as these are heritage sites and need special care.
  • Visitors are requested not to make noise inside.
  • Above mentioned list of prohibited items along with mobile phones are banned for night viewing of the Taj Mahal. Video camera, extra batteries are prohibited though still camera is permitted after the security check.