It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is when you look at Taj; you know it’s going to be an experience to remember for lifetime. But looking at the Taj Mahal on a silent night when the moon is at its full glow, is a moment which is truly priceless! That sight of Taj Mahal with that silvery glow under the moonlight is mesmerizing and magical. Lucky are the people who get to adore the Taj Mahal gleaming like a polished diamond under the moonlit sky. There are no words magnificent enough to describe the splendour of this beautiful tomb. And, the only thing that can be more stunning than the Taj Mahal is the “Taj Mahal on a full moon night”.
The night view of Taj Mahal is available on five days in a month, including a full moon night and two nights before and after the full moon. The viewing is opened from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am in 8 batches of 50 people for the duration of 30 minutes for each batch. Hence, only 400 people are allowed on a single night. Tickets for the night viewing may only be purchased 1 day in advance, in person from the booking counter at the Archeological Survey of India, located at Agra Circle, Uttar Pradesh, in between 10 am to 6 pm.
HotelBids wants you to enjoy this magical moonlight view of Taj Mahal in solitude, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, as this unique experience is truly going to leave you in awe of its beauty and serenity. Plan an extended weekend this time and book your hotels online with HotelBids in Agra. We promise to give you the best of experience and memories, exactly at the price you want! Do not miss to experience the sheer beauty of this white monument standing tall on a dark night, illuminated by the silvery white moon rays. Not to forget the calm river, the star- rich sky and the silence, which combines to make it all look so pure and beautiful!
Being in the city for a weekend, other places of tourist attraction which can be visited in Agra are:
This 16th century monument is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of Mughals. This is situated near the gardens of the world famous Taj Mahal. Also called as the hotels in Agra, it is a symbol of Mughal’s grandeur. It is India’s most historic structures from the Mughal era and is also a UNESCO World heritage sight. Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque, the Diwan-e-‘Am and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience), Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal, Shish Mahal (mirrored palace), and the Musamman Burj.
Built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor in 1570, the city was a tribute to Sufi Saint. Fatehpur Sikri is a perfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture and it was built using red sandstone. For around 10 years, the city remained the capital of Mughal Empire. The city has a 6-kilometer long wall on three sides and there are towers and gates. It houses some of the city’s important buildings namely Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s House, Panch Mahal and Jama Masjid. The entire city along with all the important constructions including royal palaces, Jama Masjid and courts were declared as World Heritage Site in the year 1986.
Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort and overlooking the Agra Fort Railway Station. The Jama Masjid is also popularly known as the Jami Masjid or “Friday Mosque”. It is one of the largest mosques in India. The Mosque was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and was dedicated to his favourite daughter, Jahanara Begum. Jama Masjid of Agra has Imam of Ahle Sunnat Wala Jamaat or Barelwi. Jami Masjid Mosque is a very simple mosque of red sandstone with little white marble decoration and blue colour paint wall and ceilings. It’s a huge mosque in the center of Agra surrounded by a great bazaar and is often visited by tourists.
If you are looking for some shopping in Agra then ‘Sadar Bazaar’ is one of the most popular destinations for the tourists. It is located very close to Agra Cantt Railway Station and is also quite close to both Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. It is also close to the residential area of Mall Road and is the most visited place for shopping. This market has plenty of shops selling different varieties of stuff from leather footwear to clothes, and delicious street food to pethas, handicrafts to exquisite pieces of marble decorations etc. This place is surely a treat for shopaholics!