Taj Mahal on Full Moon Day: An Everlasting Impression
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world is incredibly beautiful and mesmerizing, but its beauty increases much fold on a full moonlight. Under the full glow of the moon, it changes its colour to silvery blue. It will charm your eyes to be the spectator of such a magnificent beauty and it would definitely be the kind of experience you would love to boast about.
The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture. Its recognized architectonic beauty has a rhythmic combination of solids and voids, concave and convex and light shadow; such as arches and domes further increases the aesthetic aspect.
The colour combination of lush green space reddish pathway and blue sky over it showcases the monument in ever-changing tints and moods. The relief work in marble and inlay with precious and semi-precious stones make it a monument apart.
You may find a mixed experience of people about night viewing, reasons for bad stories is the foggy weather. As per the rule, you can view Taj Mahal from a distance of 500 m from the red sandstone platform. If the weather is foggy you would hardly get to see the beauty that is expected to be bestowed.
So select the date carefully. Second bad experience is about the photography. Only still cameras are allowed inside so you won’t be able to capture the beauty in video cameras and tripods. Because of the glowing light of Taj Majal, you can’t take a picture with flash and without flash, you have to make a lot of adjustments to get a few good clicks.
There is a heavy security check before entering Taj Mahal and mobile phones and bags are not allowed so you better go prepared for the same to prevent any hassle. Then the group of people are transferred from bus Shipgram to Taj entrance. You would not get any chance to walk around the monument. From 500 m away, you can have the majestic view of Taj Mahal for an everlasting memory.
How to get tickets for Taj Mahal?
You can purchase tickets for the night viewing of the Taj Mahal one day (24 hours) in advance of the date of night viewing. From the booking counter located in the office of the Archaeological Survey of India, Agra Circle, 22 The Mall, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Time for Booking is between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. If needed you can cancel the tickets be at the above location on the same date of viewing before 1 PM. Cancellation charges are 25% per ticket. Tourists must reach Shilpgram (near Eastern gate of Taj Mahal) half an hour before the scheduled time mentioned on their tickets for security checks and easy entry.
Timings, Fee and rules to visit Taj Mahal.
Timings: 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Fee: Rs 750 (Adult, Foreign)
Rs 510 (Adult, Indian)
Rs 500 (Child 3-15 years, Foreign & Indian)
Free Entry for Children below 3 years of age (Indians & Foreigners)
It is now allowed for 5 nights in a month i.e. on the full moon night, two days before it and two days after it. Except on Fridays or the month of Ramzan. The night viewing is opened for four hours from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM, for a maximum of 400 people per day. 400 people are divided into eight batches of 50 people for a duration of 30 minutes only.
As an alternative, you can also book a hotel having a view of the Taj Mahal and can watch it all night from a distance, although you may need Binoculars.
Full moon dates:
Best Dates to visit Taj Mahal in 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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