FAQ for Taj Mahal Same Day Trip
At what time, the Taj Mahal opens?
Taj Mahal open’s 30 mins before sunrise. (There are several apps to check the accurate sunrise time of Agra) Thus, you can make arrangements for your Taj Mahal visit. The Taj Mahal opens for visitors 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. The Taj Mahal gate opens half an hour before sunrise. The entry closes 30 minutes before sunset, but you can stay in the Taj Mahal until sunset.
How much is the cost of admission to the Taj Mahal?
The cost of admission to the Taj Mahal for Indian citizens is INR 250. For SAARC/BIMSTEC nationals, INR 750, and for other nationals, INR 1300. Entry tickets to the Taj Mahal are only valid for three hours. Taj Mahal tickets are scanned at two points: first, at the entrance gate of the Taj Mahal, and second, when you visit the main mausoleum. So always keep the tickets handy. If you have a tour guide, he will take care of this. You don’t have to worry. Taj Mahal moonlight tickets can be booked only offline with the ASI Agra office. Taj Mahal moonlight tickets can be booked one day before the day of the visit.
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How to book Taj Mahal tickets online?
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Log in to the official ASI site: https://asi.payumoney.com/
Choose a city: Agra
Select the monument: Taj Mahal
Choose – Taj Mahal with Mausoleum
Visit Date: Select your visit date
Visit time – Select Forenoon or Afternoon
Step 2: Select nationality and the number of adults.
Enter your email, the names of visitors, Choose your ID (passport for foreign nationals) and your ID number.
Click the “Pay Now” button.
Step 3: Choose the payment options: cards (credit or debit), UPI, wallet, net banking, or Whatsapp.
Pay the amount.
Step 4: Download the ticket.
Keep the ticket handy on your mobile device. At the entrance gate, you can scan the ticket directly from your mobile device. The printout of the Taj Mahal entrance ticket is not necessary.
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Is there a skip-the-line ticket for the Taj Mahal?
Many tour operators claim to skip the line for Taj Mahal entry. Officially, there is no ticket to skip the line. The Indians’ and foreigners’ queues are separate. The line for Indians is significantly longer than the line for foreigners. At the security checkpoint, the Indian and foreigners lines merge. So, the best way to enter quickly is to carry only a camera and a mobile phone. Don’t carry backpacks or ladies’ purses. Otherwise, you must be in line until your bag is manually checked by one of the staff. And, if by chance, something prohibited is found, you are asked to go back again to the entry point, where the cloak rooms are located. So, you will keep the item in the cloakroom and again pass through the security check. The best suggestion is not to pay extra for this skip-the-line ticket scam, and secondly, avoid carrying too much in your bags. Avoid using regular travel bags for the Taj Mahal. Carry only essential stuff.
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Is there any dress code for the Taj Mahal?
There is no specific dress code for visiting the Taj Mahal. You can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. But it’s advisable to wear modest clothes as per Indian culture. For the best photos at the Taj Mahal, many visitors dress in traditional Indian attire such as saris and Punjabi suits, long dresses for ladies, and kurta pajamas for gentlemen. In the summer, wear loose cotton clothes; you can wear shorts or yoga pants, skirts, and t-shirts. In the winter, light woolen or full-sleeved shirts are recommended. For ladies, a scarf is the best accessory and can be used as a prop for photos.
Are shoes allowed inside the Taj Mahal?
Yes, you are allowed to visit the Taj Mahal in shoes. But in the main mausoleum, you are supposed to cover your shoes with the shoe covers. These shoe covers come complimentary with foreigner tickets. For Indian tickets, you can buy them before entering the Taj Mahal or even inside the Taj Mahal near the mausoleum entry check point. If you don’t want to use shoe covers, you can remove your shoes.
On the left side of the Taj Mahal is the mosque. (From December 2022, the entry to the mosque will be closed.) But even on the mosque platform, you have to remove the shoes.
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What should I carry while visiting the Taj Mahal?
While visiting the Taj Mahal, always carry your water bottles. Especially in the summer, you will be exhausted. Other beverages are not allowed in the Taj Mahal. If you have any prescribed medicines, always carry them. Keep digital copies of your IDs, such as passports, in your phone.
Can you offer prayer in the Taj Mahal Mosque?
As a tourist, you are not allowed to offer prayers inside the mosque. Only the local Agra Muslims are allowed to pray on Fridays. Every Friday, the Taj Mahal is closed. Only the mosque opens for prayers for local Agra Muslims. IDs are checked before entry.
What things are not allowed inside the Taj Mahal?
Eating and smoking are strictly prohibited inside the Taj Mahal. Arms, ammunition, fire, smoking items, tobacco products, liquor, eatables (toffees), headphones, knives, wire, mobile chargers, electric goods (except cameras), and tripods are also prohibited. Mobile phones should be turned off or set to silent mode.Drone cameras are restricted in and around the Taj Mahal.
Religious books, flowers, colours, pencils, toys, and torches are also not allowed in the Taj Mahal. Apart from the list of prohibited items, the security might ask you to deposit certain items in cloakrooms if they feel they are disputable.
Avoid carrying big backpacks. If you are having a camera bag, avoid carrying it inside the Taj Mahal. Carry the camera and keep 1-2 necessary lenses, filters, and extra batteries in a small side bag.
Both the eastern and western entry gates have checkpoints that require a security check and frisking. There are cloakrooms where you can deposit your stuff.
How do I book a tour guide for the Taj Mahal?
If you are looking to book a Taj Mahal tour guide, you can do so with any good tour operator based in Agra or Delhi. Always ask for a government-approved tour guide. You can hire a Taj Mahal tour guide in English as well as Spanish, French, German, Italian, and other languages. If you have an interest in photography, you can ask for a photography tour guide.
Is photography allowed inside the Taj Mahal?
Yes, photography is allowed inside the Taj Mahal. Photography is prohibited only in the Taj Mahal mausoleum.You can carry your camera and mobile. Selfie sticks are also allowed. Only tripods are not allowed.
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Can you do a day trip to the Taj Mahal from Delhi?
Is a day trip to Agra for Taj Mahal enough?
The Taj Mahal day tour is the best tour package if you are travelling to India for a business trip or a short visit and want to visit the Taj Mahal despite your busy schedule.For leisure travel, we always recommend the Taj Mahal overnight tour or Golden Triangle tour.
Taj Mahal same-day tour from Delhi or Taj Mahal sunrise tour from Delhi gives you the best opportunity to see the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s seven wonders, as well as Agra Fort and other monuments.This Taj Mahal tour package also gives you enough time to savour the cuisines of Agra as well as admire the art and crafts of artisans in Agra.
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What is a Taj Mahal same-day tour?
On a Taj Mahal same-day tour, you will be picked up from your hotel or airport in Delhi. a comfortable car ride of 3.5 hours to Agra. Take a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. Make your memories with the Taj Mahal by being photographed at various photo spots. Learn about the history and architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your Taj Mahal visit, enjoy your lunch where you can savour some authentic Mughlai cuisine. After lunch, visit the Agra fort, one of the grandest forts in India. Admire the arts and crafts of Agra, like marble inlay work and Zardozi embroidery. Later, drive back to Delhi and stay in your hotel or at the airport to board your flight.
How to do a Taj Mahal sunrise tour from Delhi?
The Taj Mahal sunrise tour from Delhi must begin between 2.30 and 3.00 A.m.Your expert driver will drive you to Agra. Proceed for a guided tour of the Taj Mahal to witness the sunrise.
How much time is required to visit the Taj Mahal?
Taj Mahal tickets are valid for 3 hours. For a Taj Mahal guided tour with photo spots, 2 hours are more than sufficient.
How do I plan a Taj Mahal day tour from Delhi?
Book your Taj Mahal day tour with a reputed travel agency. Check the inclusions and exclusions before booking a Taj Mahal tour package.
From where can you book a private car for a Taj Mahal same day tour from Delhi?
For the best and most comfortable experience, contact a reputed travel agency to book a private car with an expert driver. Cab services like Ola and Uber also provide taxis, but the cleanliness and comfort of these cars are not up to the mark. Sometimes the driver doesn’t understand or speak English. You can also book a car directly with a driver. A tour package booked by a tour operator will give you a package that includes a knowledgeable, government approved tour guide, an expert driver, and a clean, comfortable car. You can also rely on the expertise of the tour operator for further tips and suggestions.
Can I visit the Taj Mahal from Delhi airport?
Yes, you can visit the Taj Mahal from the Delhi airport by road in a car. The drive will take 3.5–4 hours, depending on the traffic. After visiting the Taj Mahal, you will be returning to the Delhi Airport or your hotel in Delhi.
When does the Taj Mahal remain closed?
The Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.