Wednesday 29 August 2012

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal – With its incredible lacy white grandeur the Taj Mahal is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. To the poet Tagore it was a ‘tear in the face of eternity’. In memory of his wife, Emperor Shah Jehan constructed this most extravagant and incomparable monument built for love. Amazingly graceful from any angle, it is the close up detail, which is really astounding. The monument appears to change its hue as it is tinted by the glow of the setting sun.

Visiting Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Opens on: All days of the week except Friday.

Night viewing of Taj Mahal: Night viewing is permitted only on five nights in a month. On the full moon night and two nights prior and two days after the full moon night.

The night viewing is limited to maximum 400 people per night, divided into eight batches of 50 each and each batch is allowed to visit for a maximum duration of 30 minutes. Night viewing is not allowed on Friday

Timings: 8:30 pm to 00:30 am

The tickets for night viewing need to be booked one day in advance from the Archaeological Survey of India office located at 22,The Mall, Agra, between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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