(full moon) night viewing of the Taj Mahal

#1 Jul 17th, 2009, 23:56
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woohoo!!!! so i read that "There are night viewing sessions on the nights of a full moon and the two days before and after (so five days in total)." and we just happen to be there on the first day of this 5-day-night viewing period!!!

just wanna find out more info: do we have to pay extra for this? if so, how much?
and what time does the night viewing go on till? (read that the taj normally closes at 7:30pm)
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This is the information provided by Archaeological Survey of India

The night viewing of Taj Mahal is opened from 8-30 p.m. to 12-30 in eight batches of 50 persons for half an hour duration. The visitors of the night viewing of Taj Mahal have to report at Shilpagram complex half an hour in advance of the viewing time. The entry is allowed from the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal only after security check near the Eastern gate. The visitors have to keep their luggage at the counter fee of cost. No video camera is allowed in side the monument during the night viewing.
The night viewing tickets of Taj Mahal can be purchased from the Booking Counter located in the office of Archaeological Survey of India, Agra Circle, 22 The Mall, Agra, Uttar Pradesh in between 10-00 am to 6-00 p.m. one day in advance of the date of night viewing. The night viewing ticket can be cancelled in the Booking counter of ASI at 22 The Mall, Agra on the same date of viewing upto 1.00 p.m.with cancellation charge of 25% of the ticket.
Rate of Night Viewing Ticket: Indian (Adult)- Rs 510/-; Foreigner (Adult)- Rs 750/- and Children ( 3Yrs to 15 Years age)- Rs. 500/-.
The Full Moon days are on 6th August, in the month of September night viewing is closed due to the holy month of Ramzan.
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Yes ! There is no full moon visit to Tajmahal if it's friday or during the entire month of Ramzan.......
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Has anyone visited the Taj at night? I am wondering if I can get tickets in advance...
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Originally Posted by rangss View Post Has anyone visited the Taj at night? I am wondering if I can get tickets in advance...
Yes, you could and should get ticket in advance. You cant buy ticket at the day you're going to visit Taj at night (I believe because of security reason), so you should go to the office of Archeological Survey of India the day before you intend to have a night Taj experience and buy tickets. And take your passport with you, by the way
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750 rupees for half an hour! Wow... how much does it cost these days to go in the daytime?
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Originally Posted by Shivani Skydancer View Post 750 rupees for half an hour! Wow... how much does it cost these days to go in the daytime?
For day visit the price is the same - 750 IR But you can stay in Taj territory as long as you want
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Thank you Wichy, that's good

Does anyone know if one could come in the daytime on a full moon night, then go out and come back in later using the same ticket?
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No. The ticket for night viewing has to be bought a day in advance. The details are given in post # 2
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Now I'm confused: Is Wichy right, or Bonded??
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The viewing time for Taj is from Sunrise to Sunset. After that people cannot stay in Taj.

During Full Moon people can visit Taj during night. For this they have to purchase the ticket a day in advance.

If the 2nd is a Full Moon and you want to see the Taj you would have to buy the ticket on the 1st. You can not get a ticket on the 2nd.
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Originally Posted by Shivani Skydancer View Post Now I'm confused: Is Wichy right, or Bonded??
I cant see the contradiction between our posts They are answers for 2 diffetent questions. And yes, if you want to visit Taj at night - you have to buy the ticket at Archeologic Survey of India (with your passport details in it) the day before the visit.

By the way - if you left Taj territory in daytime visit, you cant go back inside with the same ticket, you have to buy the new one.
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Thank you Bonded!! Now I understand. Wichy said with a dayticket one can stay on "Taj territory" for as long as one likes. Ok, it is actually only till sunset!!!

Thank you Wichy too...
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I'd like to do the moonlight tour. I know I need to get tickets the day ahead. Do they sell out quickly?
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Originally Posted by scullygirl View Post I'd like to do the moonlight tour. I know I need to get tickets the day ahead. Do they sell out quickly?
To sell 5 tickets takes about 7-10 minutes. They'll write down your passport data and print your ticket

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