For the tourists who have limited time to travel to Agra and explore the Taj Mahal Tour Packages, we can arrange a Taj Mahal day tour from Delhi everyday in a week except Friday.
|Location : Agra|
|Trip : 01 Day|
|Min Age : 05|
|Max Age : 99|
|Max people : 10+ Members|
|Landing : Delhi|
|Check in : Any Day|
|Check Out : Any Day|
|Identity Proof : Any Government Id|
|Visa : Required|
|Govt. approved tour guide|
|All applicable taxes|
|Lunch at an Indian restaurant|
|Entrance to monuments|
|Video Camera fee|
|Tipping / Gratuties if any.|
Often people doubt whether Taj Mahal remains closed on Sunday. Taj Mahal is open on Sunday. On all national holidays and festivals it remains open. It opens half an hour before sunrise and remains open up to the sunset on all week days except Friday. It does not open in the nights except for the full moon viewing.
During the corona time Taj Mahal entry tickets can be booked only online, offline tickets are not available on account of safety measures. You can easily read about the Taj Mahal Timings and steps for online ticket booking in the blog. Taj Mahal ticket cost for Indian citizens is it is Rs 250/- for SAARC / BIMSTEC nationals it is Rs.750 for other nationals Rs.1300/-. Taj Mahal tickets are valid only for 3 hours duration. Taj Mahal moon light tickets can be booked only offline with ASI Agra office. Moon light viewing of the Taj Mahal is not open during the corona pandemic till further orders.
There are two car parkings near Taj Mahal- one is in shilpgram on Taj Mahal East Gate another at Amrud ka teela on Taj Magal West Gate. Both are almost 900 meters away from the monument and its parking fee is 100 INR almost one and dollar. From here you have to take a battery operated vehicle which would leave you 500 meter before Taj and from there you have to walk There is a water cooler inside the Taj from where you can have water
There are two entry gates-the eastern and western and they have check points where you have to go security frisking .They do not allow to carry big bags ,food ,newspaper,magazines,smoking items, electronic items, tripod etc. Besides you are not allowed to carry satellite phone and dron camera in the Taj. They got safety deposit where you can deposit the stuff.
If you are looking for booking Taj Mahal tour guide you can do it online with any good tour operator in Agra which is approved by Indian Association of Tour operator (IATO) or you can book it with Govt of Indian tourist office. In Agra you can hire English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese Guides.
The sunrise visit of Taj Mahal is spectacular as the white marble changes colours and you will be awe stricken for the visit you plan to leave the hotel 45 minutes before sunrise similarly to catch the best view of sunset. You can plan going to Mehtab Bagh and thus you can also get the rear view of the Taj at the dusk you get the best Pictures while the ivory white colour changes to butter cup yellow.
Often asked question is that whether the Taj Mahal opens in the night for your information this opens on the full moon day in the month and two days prior and two days later on the full moon .AS per the order of Honorable Supreme Court of in a group of 50 people. You have to book the Tickets one day in advance with the Archaeological survey of India.
There is no certain dress code but you can wear the clothes which are customary to Indian culture. If you travel in the winter month it is advisable to wear light woolen or full sleeve shirts and in the summers time you can clad yourself in shorts.
You have to start one hour before sunrise from your hotel so that you reach before the dawn Take the pictures of the rising sun as you enter the fore court and later from the royal guest house corner .You can take the advantage of the water canals by getting the reflection and try to find. Symmetrical points inside the Taj. Your local tour guide can assist you in taking the best pictures.
The Taj Mahal is the supereme mannifestation of a human for his spouse. This white marble edifice is perfectly engineered and is highly hornet with the art work out of semi-precious stones. This work appears like paintings but in reality this is all out of stones embedded in the white marble. Taj Mahal Specialties Taj Mahal specialties are the symmetry which makes the Taj Mahal entirly proportional from all directions. The beautiful four quartered gardens add charm to the love monument.
Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal love story gave the theme for the construction of the Taj Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal, the consort of Shahjahan and paramour of beauty died during child birth. Before her demise at the time of delivery pains she had the promise from her husband to erect some memorial cenotoph as a love token. This last desire of the lady was fulfilled by the husband emperor in the form of the Taj Mahal.
After the second wave of corona pandemic and a long closure of the Taj Mahal & other monuments, the Govt. of India is planning to reopen the Taj Mahal from 16th June 2021. In the post covid time you have to follow some safety norms. Better if you are vaccinated you can travel. you ask the tour operator to provide the tour guide and drivers who are vaccinated having safety gear such a face mask and sanitized vehicles. You can plan such tour with less touch downs.
Normally after the sunset the doors of the Taj Mahal are closed and the C.I.S.F security guards patrol. No tourists are allowed to entry. Only on the full moon night and 2 days prior and 2 days after the full moon, tourists are allowed to visit it at night. But for this you have to book the tickets in advance.
Often the tourists are confused about the location of the Taj Mahal. Whether it is in Delhi or Agra. The Taj Mahal is in Agra city of uttar Pradesh state in India. This is a five piece of aesthetic art and is based on the fusion of Indo-Islamic art.
No one lives inside the Taj Mahal except the security persons in the night. it is not a palace. It is a moseleum for Mumtaz Mahal built by Shahjahan. Later Shahjahan was also entombed inside it with his wife.
Kohinoor literally means the mountain of light. The Kohinoor diamond is considered as the largest diamond of the world which weigh nearly 105 carates. It was mined in Golkunda. The legends say it belonged to Pandawas. Later on it came with the dynasty of Gwalior and form there went to the Mughals. This diamand was the favorite diamond of Shahjahan for the long time time it remained with Maharaja Ranjeet Singh. Finally in the british era it was gifted to the British crown. Presently it is in England.
This celebrated throne of Shahjahan was located in the Red Fort Delhi. It is called as the Peacock throne as 2 Peacock figuers are depicted in the rear. It was purely made of Gold with millions of precious stone studded in it. In 17th century it adorned the Deewan-A-Khan of Shahjahan. It was named as Takht-A-Tauz and this concept was derived from king Solomen's Takht-E-Sulaiman which shows the king as the supreme and just ruler. This imperial throne was plundered by Nadir Shah in of Iran in 1739 and after the murder of Nadir Shah in 1947 it was dismantled, Presently same fragments are intact in the museum of Royal Palace of Tehran.
On account of the loss of his beloved Mumtaz Mahal, Shajahan started to live aloof in the Agra fort. His overambitious third son Aurangzeb seized the opportunity and after killing his three brothers made his father a house captive. Thus Shahjahan had to live in the Musamman Burj of Agra Fort in a state of morbidity. From this place he used to gaze at the Taj Mahal and recall the time of his hey day.
The love monument Taj Mahal is a piece of respect and a thing of beauty which creates joy by watching it. Less known fact is that during the British regime it was put on action twice but somehow this sacrilege was averted and we are lucky enough to see it.
Similarly Mothilsh Kumar Srivastav alias Natawarlal who is known for his fraudulent activities. Natwarlal is supposedly sold the Taj Mahal, Rashtrapati Bawan and some other buildings. He did it twice. He did it by forging the signatures.
As such there is not much mystery to unravel. The controversy emerged after a British Ideologist Vincent Smith wrote a book and shared a picture with the gate facing towards Yamuna in 1911. This gate was made of wood which was later closed by the A.S.I during the flood. The basement chambers remains closed where both Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal are interred. Due to the excess of carbon dioxide of methane and for the safety of the art work the rooms remain closed.
In a recent move the government of India has transferred the upkeep of Taj Mahal & Agra fort to Jal Shakti Ministry. Earlier the sanitation work was done by other agencies. Just to improve the standard of cleanliness at these world heritage sites the government decided to include them under swach bharat mission and then handed over sanitation work to the Jal Shakti ministry. Thus the ministry in change is going to improvise the norms for cleanliness and develop new and modern facilities for the tourists. This would catch to better tourism friendly environment. Thus more domestic and foreign tourists would be attracted.
The other monuments and places which have been taken over for this reason include the famous Bankey Bihari Temple at Vrindavan, Ajanta caves, Kumbhalgarh fort, Gol kunda fort, Sanchi stupa, Konark Temple, rock garden , Dal lake etc.
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