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Visit Taj Mahal; We have collected for you all the necessary information to make the most of your visit to Taj Mahal, the sumptuous monument of love.

A trip to India would not be complete if you did not pass by Taj Mahal. Known worldwide as a symbol of love. A getaway to Agra to visit Taj Mahal is a must do at least once in your life.

Here are the elements to remember to avoid any unpleasant surprises, so you will make the most of your visit to Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.

Located 200 kilometers from Delhi, Agra is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the city which shelters the sumptuous monument Taj Mahal, thus it is part of the popular circuit presented to the tourists which one entitles “  Golden Triangle  ”.

There is not a specific season recommended to visit Taj Mahal, its visit can be done all year round. Rather here, we give you some tips relating to the times of the day and the days when it is best to go to the Taj Mahal monument to make the most of its beauty which makes it a wonder of the world:

During winter, ie from November to February, it is advisable not to visit Taj Mahal at sunrise to avoid the fog that can hide it. However in summer, from March to June, a visit scheduled at sunrise on weekdays, Monday to Thursday, will be ideal. It will save you from the crowds of tourists who arrive late in the day and those who prefer to go there on weekends. Getting up early to get there at sunrise will allow you to take advantage of the gradual change in the color of the monument depending on the position of the sun.

In other words, it opens from 6 am until 7 pm every day of the week except Friday during prayer (the monument houses a mosque). Taj Mahal also opens its doors at night, five days of each month, during the nights of the full moon from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. The night opening of the monument is suspended during the holy month of Ramadan.

Some important information to prepare your trip to India

For foreigners, the entrance ticket price is 1100 rupees while for nationals, it costs 50 rupees. Admission for children under 15 is free. Tickets can be purchased at the counters located next to the Taj Mahal entrance gates or online at the following website, if you wish to do so in advance.

(please note that entrance tickets for Taj Mahal cannot be purchased at Agra Fort or other monuments. This ticket only allows a very small reduction for a same day visit to other monuments)

The entrance ticket for foreigners only includes a pack which consists of a shoe cover, a bottle of water, a tourist map of the city of Agra and the transfer to the gates of the monument by bus or golf cart . This ticket gives priority of entry in relation to holders of the ticket reserved for nationals.

The East Gate entrance is often used by foreign tourists, as it is closest to the city’s listed hotels. The line to return is not so long except during the sunrise period which sees the massive arrival of tourist groups at the same time. The ticket counter is a 10-minute walk from the East Entrance Gate (at Shilprgram). Buses, golf carts and Tuk-tuk are available to transfer you to the door.

Entrance through the West Gate, during the sunrise period, is the best option to avoid the crowds of tourists who opt for the East Gate. Note that the rest of the day the West Gate is often popular with local tourists, which is why the entrance queue is so long. However, if you bought your ticket online a day before, go to the East Gate instead in this case even during sunrise, because you won’t have to queue to buy your ticket. ticket.

The South gate is the least used, since it opens directly onto a market area known for its intense activity. There are several non-classified hotels popular with budget travelers. This door opens until 8 am, late compared to the other doors. Access to the interior is via a long pedestrian path.

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