Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Taj Mahal Under Full Moon

Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful marble mausoleums, listed amongst the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal is seen during the day by visitors in large numbers and looks amazing under the sunny days. Night viewing of Taj Mahal had been allowed since 2004 under the full moon night. Though, Taj Mahal always looks beautiful irrespective of Day and Night but viewing Taj Mahal under full moon night is a unique experience. Visitors are allowed to see Taj Mahal under full moon night except a month of Ramajan or Ramadan. It also remains closed on Friday.

There are only 5 days allowed in a month for visitors to see Taj under full moon night, a day when full moon night occurs and two nights before two nights after a full moon night. Full moon night occurs on different dates in every month as day progresses so it varies accordingly. Entry for visiting Taj Mahal under full moon night opens at 20:30 hrs PM until 12:30 hrs on five specific nights. At every full moon night, only 400 visitors are allowed in eight batches of 50 people to visit Taj Mahal for 30 minutes each. Video cameras and mobile phones are not permitted to carry inside unlike during the day.

Entrance tickets for night viewing of Taj Mahal under full moon night can be purchased a day before of a date of visiting Taj. An entrance for foreign traveler is INR 750 per adult where as INR 510 per adult for Indian national. For Child above 03 years up to 15 years, INR 500 per child will be applicable. Dates for Taj Mahal under full moon night are also available in various web sites.

 Taj Mahal is also a UNESCO world heritage site. It is most loved and visited monument in India by visitors coming from almost every corner of the world. Since it was open for general public under full moon night in 2004, there has been a huge increase of tourist arrival in Agra to see Taj Mahal under full moon. Engineering applied for building Taj Mahal , inlay work , filigree and calligraphy work on marble can also be observe during the visit. 20,000 workers had been labored for 22 years (1630 – 1652) to build Taj Mahal by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Taj Mahal is one of the most recognized monuments of India. It is basically a mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal after her death, hence named Taj Mahal. To watch an incredible white marble Taj Mahal under full moon night is a unique experience as Taj changes colours during full moon light. Countless people come to Agra to see Taj Mahal during the day and night as well. Marble of Taj Mahal glitters as moon light falls in the dooms and appears as a wonder of marble.