Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
TAJ MAHAL NIGHT VIEWING DATES - 2021 - 2022
By Air : The fastest way of reaching Taj Mahal, Agra is by air. The city of Taj, Agra, has its own airport that is around 7 km from the city center. Indian Airlines operates flights to Agra on a daily basis.
By Rail : There is a good network of trains connecting Agra with the rest of the country. Apart from the main railway station of Agra Cantonment, there are other two stations also, that of Raja-ki-Mandi and Agra Fort. The main trains connecting Agra with Delhi are Palace on Wheels, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, and Taj Express.
By Road : There are regular bus services from Agra to a number of important cities. The main bus stand of Idgah has a number of buses running for Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, Fatehpur-Sikri, etc.
Local Transportation : After reaching the city also, you need some sort of local transport to reach Taj Mahal. You can easily get taxi, tempo, auto-rickshaw and cycle rickshaw in the city that will take you to your destination. Prepaid taxis are also available if you want to visit the various places near the city. For the adventurous kind, there are bicycles that can be hired on hourly basis from different parts of the city. Since diesel and petrol vehicle are not permitted in the vicinity of Taj Mahal area, you can find battery-operated buses, horse-driven tongas, rickshaws and other pollution-free vehicles there.
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Taj Mahal Night Tour
Timings: 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM Fee:On Request Free Entry for Children below 3 years of age (Indians & Foreigners)
Full Moon at Taj:
The Supreme Court has now permitted visit to Tajmahal by moonlight.
The Tajmahal by moonlight shall be open on Full moon day and 2 days before and 2 days after the full moon.
On every Friday, it shall remain closed. (even for moonlight visit it shall remain closed on Friday).
The full moon dates are given below.
The entrance tickets presently are as follows:
Tajmahal for moonlight visits shall NOT be open to visitors during the month of RAMZAN.
For Foreigners following required to obtain permit: Name, Sex, Passport Number. Age, Nationality.
Full Moon Dates :
The Tajmahal by moonlight shall be open on Full moon day and two days before and two days after the full moon, except Friday.
Even for moonlight visit it shall remain closed on Friday. During month of August Taj Mahal shall not open due to Ramzan.
The tickets are issued ONLY ONE DAY in advance from ASI, Agra office. There is NO same day issue of tickets.
The timings for ticket purchase are 1100 hours to 1700 hours one day before.
ASI needs following details in advance on the application form for ALL guests : Name, Sex, Passport number, Age & Nationality.
For Indians need age / address and full names for all guests.