In my recent post, I shared pictures from our time exploring Agra’s monument of love; The Taj Mahal. This time I thought I would share tips for visiting Taj Mahal with ease. There are millions of people that dream of visiting the Taj Mahal. This means that there is hardly a time when its not crowded.
My Taj Mahal tips below will help you the visit a little more bearable in what can be a crowded and chaotic place in some seasons. You can also check out posts on how to do a day trip to Agra from Delhi which includes details of how to get from Delhi to Agra by bus, train or car. Perfect for a day trip of golden triangle tour.
- Taj Mahal In Photos
- Five Things to do in India Beyond Taj Mahal
- How to Get From Delhi to Agra
- Tips for a Stress-free Visit to the Taj Mahal
- Humayun’s Tomb – A Tomb That Gave Birth to the Idea of Taj Mahal
Top Tips for visiting the Taj Mahal
1. Take A Guided Tour Of Taj Mahal
Arranging Taj Mahal tour guides: Depending on where you are staying in India, your hotel can help you find a knowledgeable guide to take you around for the day. We were staying at the Marriott in Gurgaon, a couple of minutes outside of Delhi. They arranged our driver from Delhi to Agra and a tour guide when we arrived in Agra. If you want to DIY(Do It Yourself) and arrange a guide yourself, then check out ToursByLocals and Vayable.
2. When To Visit Taj Mahal and What Days To Visit | The Best Times To Visit The Taj Mahal
3. Taj Mahal Opening Timings | Avoid Going In The Morning
Taj Mahal opening time
Daytime: sunrise to sunset every day (06:00 am to 06:30 pm), except Friday.
Every Friday the Taj Mahal is closed and only accessible in the afternoon for Muslims to attend prayers.
Night time: 08:30 pm to 12:30 am.
The night view of the monument is only available 5 days a month: the full moon night and 2 days before and after that day, except Friday and on month of Ramadan.
4. Sunrise (and Sunset) At The Taj Mahal
5. Seeing Taj Mahal At Full Moon Opening
6. Whats Included In Your Ticket For The Taj Mahal
7. A Day Trip From Delhi To Taj Mahal | It Can Be Done In One Day
8. Getting The Money Shot | Taj Mahal Photography Tips
9. Prepare For Touts Including – Your Guide
10. Check Out The Hidden and Cool Places To Taj mahal pictures Capture In Photos
|You can see the Taj in Igal’s eyes.|
11. Check Out Other Sights With Related History.
12. What You Are Not Allowed To Bring
|Igal and our guide, standing by the Taj Mahal with views of River Yamuna – You want to be on the overside for the Full Moon shooting.|
13. Take In The Views From The River
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Such a beautiful place to visit. Your pictures are amazing. I am coming back to your tips for visiting Taj Mahal when I finally have money to visit India. Are there any other places to visit near Taj Mahal? I want to know about Taj Mahal as much as possible before I visit.
Yes, Taj Mahal is one of those places worth seeing at least once in a life time.
Ah, come on! Why didn’t I see this post before embarking on my journey visiting Taj Mahal? Well, lesson learned – make research before leaving for a place! I actually went there on a public holiday and I thought it would be the perfect time to enjoy the spot but trust me, it was so crowded that moving around required us walking in lines so we don’t step on each other. I couldn’t even get a decent picture because everyone is too close to each other and getting a space to take pictures was another war. Unless you can do well in crowds and don’t have much to do when you visit, I’ll suggest you don’t visit the Taj Mahal during public holidays. I want to see Taj Mahal again some day. I will be coming back to your tips on the best time ti visit Taj Mahal, how to get to Taj Mahal as well as tips on Taj Mahal clothing. This is a really great post.
Haha, yes it always helps to research before traveling. Lesson learnt 😀
I completely agree with Janice! It’s worthwhile doing some research before going otherwise you really do miss out on some amazing stuff that you might not have known existed from first glance. A taj mahal visit looks like such a must! One of the most popular tourist attractions in India I am so bookmarking your tips on Taj Mahal for when I visit.
Yes, researching a place definitely pays off. I do hope you get to visit Taj Mahal soon.
I love the fact that I can get up later in the day to see it when it’s less crowded and hot. The Taj Mahal is extremely beautiful. I had actually been planning a trip to India in the winter to see Taj Mahal, but I really appreciate tips on the best time to visit Taj Mahal a heads up about how foggy it can get at the Taj Mahal. Do you think early spring would be a good option to go for visiting the Taj Mahal? Or the rest of India for that matter
The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful things my eyes have seen and also the history of its construction is so romantic and sad, dignified for a love novel. Is a magical place, unique and India with its ancestral culture, has a mystical air that falls in love. Thanks for the Taj Mahal travel tips and the pictures, the next time I go will help me a lot to improve the images.
Amazing pictures and great Taj Mahal photography tips about the fog too. I am coming back to your tips for visiting Taj Mahal again as I have plans to visit Taj Mahal in 2020. Such great Taj Mahal travel tips Thanks!
Thank you Nour, glad you enjoyed the Taj Mahal tips and found them useful. Make sure you check out my other posts on India for tips on the places to visit in Agra as well as how to travel from Delhi to Agra. Safe travels!
I usually avoid guided tours at all costs but I have to agree you should go with a guided tour if you’re going to visit Taj Mahal or a place like this. If you’re spending the time and cash to visit this historic place, you’ll want to get the full experience and I can’t picture someone doing it DIY. Love your post! Everything from Taj mahal Photography tips, how to make a Taj Mahal trip from Delhi, Taj dress code, Taj Mahal visiting hours, the many reasons to visit Taj Mahal, places to visit near Taj Mahal. This is an amazing and comprehesive guide to visit Taj Mahal. Well done.
Thank you so much. There are indeed so many reasons to visit Taj Mahal. I glad you enjoyed the post and tips. Make sure you also check out my post on the best way to travel from Delhi to Agra as that has tips on how to visit Taj Mahal by train, car and bus froM Delhi. All the best with your travels.
I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thank you, I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your web site?
I have been wondering how much does the Taj Mahal cost. All this time I thought it costs a lot of money. Really handy and useful post. Thanks
Excellent post. I love that you have included everything from best time of day to visit Taj Mahal tips on how to visit Taj Mahal from Delhi and also the Taj Mahal dress code. Really useful.
What a great post Bee. I have been searching for tips on how to get to taj mahal as well as when the best time is to visit. You have covered all the things I wanted to know and other tips on visiting Taj Mahal. Well done.
Excellent useful tips you shared with me. I am very impressed with this blog. Thanks!
Agra is just an amazing travel destination, I have been there twice.
I would love to go back again and again. I love the Taj a lot.
Thanks for your amazing travel guide and your photos are mind-blowing.