Some Facts

Commissioned in: 1632
Completed in: 1653
Location: City of Agra, India
Estimated Cost: 32 Million INR
Today it would be: Approx. 55 Billion INR (~890 million USD)
Official Site:

Taj Mahal Visit Timings Information:

Friday: Closed for Public. Friday afternoon entry only for those who have to attend prayers at the Mosque inside Taj Mahal.

Rest of the days: Open from 30 Minutes before sunrise and upto 30 Mintues before sunset.

Visit Duration: As long as you want within operating hours.

The Taj Mahal is also open for a beautiful night-time moonlight view of the Taj from 8.30 p.m. to 12.30 a.m., two days before and after each full moon.

Night Viewing of the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays and in the month of Ramzan.

Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal

November to Mid March. It’s pretty hot otherwise.

Taj Mahal Entry Fee

Entry Fee: INR 1000 per person.
Subsidised Fee for Indians: INR 40 per person.
Children: Free for age < 15. Both Domestic and Foreigner. Nighttime View: Indians: INR 510 Foreigners: INR 750 Children: INR 500.

Where to buy Taj Mahal Tickets?


Offline : Taj Mahal Western Gate (Near Saheli Burj) and Taj Mahal Eastern Gate.
Tickets available one hour before sunrise upto 45 Minutes before sunset.

No Entry from Taj Mahal Southern Gate is allowed.

Nighttime View Tickets: Taj Mahal Night Viewing Tickets are available on the day before Night Viewing of the Taj Mahal from 10.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.

Hotels with a view of the Taj Mahal

Radisson Blu, Agra, Taj East Gate: View of the Taj Majal from deluxe rooms and suites. Can be booked online in advance. Walking distance from the Taj Mahal.

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra: View of the Taj Majal from all rooms.

The Taj Gateway Hotel, Agra: View of the Taj Majal from many rooms. Can choose while booking.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Agra: View of the Taj Majal from some rooms, outdoor area and from the infinity pool.

Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra: View from the restaurant and a few other areas.

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