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Viewing Taj Mahal on Full Moon Night

13-3-2018
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Viewing Taj Mahal on Full Moon Night

Taj Mahal located on the bank of the river Yamuna in the Mughal city of Agra that still holds its importance in the history of Indian tourism. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.  The incredible carvings and white marble architecture beautify the Taj Mahal and make it more magnificent.  It took almost 22 years (1631 to 1653) to complete the work of the Taj Mahal under the supervision of chief architect Ustad Ahmed Lahauri Approximately 20,000 workers were involved in the construction of the mausoleum.  It is a perfect example of a Persian and Mughal architect.  Being one of the Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO approved world heritage sites of India, It attracts millions of visitors every year.  

 

Taj Mahal Tour Packages

 

There is a number of Taj Mahal Tour packages available along with various combinations.  A short tour or the same day tour of the Taj Mahal from Delhi is the most popular tour package among travelers.  Apart from visiting Taj, one can also include a visit to the nearby attractions in his trip such as Agra Red Fort, The Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and Sikandra Fort.  Being a symbol of love it has become a first choice for the travelers who are on their honeymoon trip to India.

 

 Same Day Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi

 

If you are on the Taj trip it is advisable to take your picture sitting on the bench and Taj Mahal as the backdrop.   It is a moment to click and memory for a lifetime. Experience the Taj Mahal for a romantic holiday in India 

 

Viewing Taj Mahal on Full Moon Night

Viewing the Taj Mahal on full moon night, Taj Mahal Night Tour 

 

Viewing Taj at night is available only on 5 days in a month.  Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) decides the dates of the night viewing of the Taj Mahal.  Entry for the night view of Taj starts at 8.30 pm and goes on to 12.00am. It happens in the batches of 50 people for a duration of 30 minutes for 400 peoples on a single night. Visitors gather at the Shilpgram complex (located near the East gate of Taj Mahal) about an hour before the entry time.  Video and photography are not allowed during the night viewing.

 

Taj Mahal Full Moon Dates for the year 2021 and 2022

 

Full Moon Dates (Poornima Night dates)

 

Month     2021 2022
January     29 18
February     27 16
March     29 18
April     27 17
May     26 16
June     25 14
July     24 14
August     22 12
September     21 10
October     20 10
November     19 8
December     19 8

 

Night watching of the Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday and in the month of Ramzan.

 

How to reach Agra by Air?

The nearest airport is Kheria Airport which is located 12.5 km from the city centre. Cabs or Taxis are easily available from the airport.

How to Reach Agra by surface?

Taj Mahal is situated in Agra city,  Agra is approx. 204 km away from Delhi.  It is well connected by surface and train from all the major cities of North India.  States transport buses are available from every major city.  Delhi-Agra Expressway is the best route to reach Agra by road from Delhi.

 

How to reach Agra by Train?

There are trains available in every city. It has four main railway stations - Raja-ki-Mandi, Agra Fort, the Agra Cantonment, and Idgah Agra Junction. The superfast train is available on the Delhi-Agra route and takes about 1 hour 45 minutes.  

 

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