Visiting the Taj mahal is probably a dream come true for you, but before you go to see the Taj, remember that it is the most popular tourist attraction in India, and you won’t be the only one there fulfilling your dream. Expect to see long lines for tickets and security and a lot of people inside. To make the most of your visit to this wonder of the modern world follow these simple guidelines:
- The security at Taj Mahal is pretty tight, and the rules are strict. Make sure you don’t carry item that aren’t allowed ( video camera, drone are not permitted in the premises, nor can you carry snacks). Check the complete list of rules here.
- It is possible to book tickets to the Taj online via the asi website. Tickets can be booked for self as well as for groups of up to 20 adults and 10 children.
- The Taj Mahal is an Islamic monument and a mausoleum, and hence to honor the tradition it is closed every Friday.
- The Taj Mahal is open on all other days from 45 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset.
- To avoid crowds visit in the middle of the week or/and early in the morning.
- Wear comfortable shoes as the complex housing the building is grand and there will be a lot of walking.
- To get pictures with minimum crowd in your frame, walk behind the Taj. Much fewer people walk that way, and you can get a cleaner frame. The monument is symmetrical and hence equally beautiful from all four directions.