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Taj Mahal Night Tour

Taj MahalTimings: 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)

It doesn't matter what time of the day it is when you look at Taj; you know it's going to be an experience to remember and share. But looking at Taj on a silent night when the moon is at its full glow is a moment about which you won't be able to maintain silence at all, until you've literally stalked and recommended each and every person in your sight to go visit the magnificent Taj when the sun is down. That's when rays of the moon light up the entire monument and lend it a faint silvery glow. Taj Mahal looks so mesmerizing on a full moon night that you will not even notice how the night passed and the sun came to bathe it in shades of pink. Wait no longer to adore at the Taj Mahal gleaming like a polished diamond under the moonlit sky. Go through the information below and book your tickets.

Although until a few years back the night viewing of Taj Mahal wasn't allowed, but in 2004 the government lifted the 20 year long ban and allowed for an initial viewing for three months after which it was made permanent. It is now allowed for 5 nights in a month i.e. on the full moon night, two days before it and two days after it, except on Fridays or the month of Ramzan. The night viewing is opened for four hours from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM, for maximum of 400 people per day divided into eight batches of 50 people for duration of 30 minutes only. The forthcoming dates of full moon of 2011 and 2012 are given below. But as these dates are based on astrological calculations they are likely to vary.

Months 2011 2012
January 19 8
February 17 7
March 19 7
April 17 6
May 16 5
June 15 3
July 14 3
August 13 1/30
September 11 29
October 11 29
November 10 27
December 10 27

The tickets for the night viewing of the Taj Mahal can be purchased one day (24 hours) in advance of the date of night viewing from the booking counter located in the office of the Archeological Survey of India, Agra Circle, 22 The Mall, Agra, Uttar Pradesh in between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The tickets can also be cancelled at the above location on the same date of viewing before 1 PM with cancellation charges of 25% per ticket. Tourists must reach at Shilpgram (near Eastern gate of Taj Mahal) half an hour before the scheduled time mentioned on their tickets for security checks.

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DOT: Department of Tourism, Govt of India
ASTA: American Society of Travel Agents
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