• Author: Jen
  • Posted In: India

For each “Poornima” or full moon, a number of guests are able to visit the famous Taj Mahal in India, at night. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal after hours is a unique experience.

The historical epitome of the love tragedy of Mughal Emporor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal is played out further when the moonlight shines on the Taj Mahal, creating a shimmering effect. The moon’s brilliance reveals the true beauty of this famous white domed  mausoleum with its marble inlay of luminous precious and semi-precious gemstones.

Translated from Persian/Urdu, the Taj Mahal means the “crown of palaces”.

The Taj Mahal is open at night to a maximum of 400 visitors (in groups of 40) two days before and two days after each full moon as well as on the night itself.

Visitors have 30 minutes to witness this spectacle of Agra from a distance of 500 meters. This special viewing is only possible through advance booking and Enchanting Travels is delighted to assist you with this.

Here are the 2016 dates for the full moon in India:

  • 24 January
  • 22 February
  • 23 March
  • 22 April
  • 22 May
  • 20 June
  • 20 July
  • 18 August
  • 17 September
  • 16 October
  • 14 November
  • 14 December

Please note that the Taj Mahal is closed every Friday.

Watch our video about Agra, the city home of the Taj Mahal.

Click here to plan your tour. 

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