Night Viewing of Taj Mahal

World Heritage Sites - Taj Mahal - Night Viewing

Taj Mahal Moonlight, Agra
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

NOTE:
* Night viewing of Taj Mahal is not allowed on Fridays and during entire the month of Ramadan / Ramazan.
* Taj Mahal remains closed on all Fridays.

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.


Timing: 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Fee: Rs 750 (Adult, Foreign)
Rs 510 (Adult, Indian)
Rs 500 (Child 3-15 years, Foreign & Indian)
Free Entry for Children below 3 years of age (Indians & Foreigners)
Ticket Booking: Tickets to view Taj Mahal at night can only be purchased 24 hours in advance.

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.

  1. A scanned copy of passport.
  2. A Scanned copy of visa to India.
  3. Name and address of hotel/ guest house in Agra where you will be staying and how long.
  4. Name address of hotel/ guest house of your stay prior to arriving in Agra.
  5. Your home address, cell phone or home number/s.
  6. Valid e-mail address and cell number.
  7. 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.
  8.  If you prefer the ticket/s to be delivered to your hotel, please add $ 6.00 delivery expence.
  9. Or you may collect the ticket/s from Agra office on the day of visit or one day prior to visit.
  10. The tickets are non transferable.
  11. Ticket and fees are non refundable.
  12. 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.

Security Precautions:

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.


DETAILS OF FULL MOON IS AS FOLLOW BELOW:

FULL MOON (POORNIMA IN NIGHT ) YEAR-2011 TO 2020
Month \ Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

January
19 08 26 15 04 23 11 01/31 20 10
February
17 07 25 14 03 22 10 - 19 08
March
19 07 26 16 05 22 12 01/30 20 19
April
17 06 25 14 03 21 10 29 18 07
May
16 05 24 14 03 21 10 28 18 06
June
15 03 22 12 02 19 08 27 16 05
July
14 03 22 11 01/30 19 08 27 16 04
August
13 01/30 20 10 29 17 07 25 14 03
September
11 29 18 08 27 16 05 24 13 01
October
11 29 18 07 26 15 05 24 13 01/31
November
10 27 16 06 25 14 03 22 11 29
December
10 27 16 05 24 13 03 22 11 29

LUNAR ECLIPSES (YEAR 2011 - 2020)
Date
Month
Year
Middle of Eclipses (I.S.T)
Total / Partial
15
June 2011 25.41 Total
10
December 2011 20.00 Total
04
June 2012 16.33 Partial
25
April 2013 25.40 Partial
15
April 2014 13.18 Total
08
October 2014 16.22 Total
04
April 2015 17.33 Total
28
September 2015 8.17 Total
07
August 2017 23.48 Partial
31
January 2018 19.02 Total
27
July 2018 25.03 Total
21
January 2019 10.43 Total
16
July 2019 27.02 Partial
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