Night Viewing of Taj Mahal

Monday, June 18, 2012



There is hardly anyone in the world who has not heard of Taj Mahal, a marvel of architecture, a UNESCO world heritage site, one of the world’s wonders and above all a true symbol of eternal love.
When you visit India, Taj Mahal is definitely on your must-see sights. Depending on the time of your visit you can discover a very different Taj Mahal for yourself.
One color melts into the other throughout the day. In the morning the colors of Taj Mahal are pinkish, the afternoon shines with milky white and in the night, when the moon shines, Taj Mahal is all golden.
Taj Mahal is open to visit on any day except for Friday. But the most unique experience is to visit this beautiful marble mausoleum in the night. However, you should plan your trip accordingly if you don’t want to miss this opportunity.
Night viewing of Taj Mahal is available only 5 days each month, i.e. in the night of the full moon night and two nights before and after that.
Tickets for the night entrance are available only 24 hours (1 day) before the night viewing itself.
You can purchase tickets between 10.00 am and 6 pm at

Archaeological Survey of India (A.S.I)
22, Mall Road
Agra (Uttar Pradesh)

Phone: +91-562-2227261, 2227263
Fax:  +91-562-2227262
E-mail: [email protected]

Night viewing is allowed from 08:30 pm to 12.30 am. Usually only 8 batches of people (max. 50 persons) are let inside. You can stay there for not more than half an hour.
Full moon dates are calculated by the Archaeological Survey of India based on the Astrological data. This information is published well in advance for your convenience so that you can plan your unforgettable experience by checking with the latest updates on their website. 
Detailed information about times of Taj Mahal visits (as approved by the UP Tourism State Tourism Department) you can find here.
Things to Remember:
  • Night viewing will not be allowed on Friday as well in the month of Ramadan so plan your trip accordingly.
  • You can either purchase your tickets independently (use the contact data provided above) or you can use assistance of a numerous travel agents (in and around Agra), though in this case you will have to pay an extra fee.
We are sure you will enjoy your visit to Taj Mahal (day or night) and feel the power of true love while you are there. In any case share your experience with us!

For more information abut Taj -Mahal, read  our other article Taj Mahal

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