Undoubtedly, Taj Mahal tour is on the bucket list of almost every tourist to India. And why not? People want to watch the enigma of unmatched architectural wonder live and have a clear look at the symbol of everlasting love. Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world. Be prepared to get blown away by its unprecedented beauty!
Before you visit the beautiful Taj, here are some insider tips to ensure you have an awesome day:
When to Go
Agra weather is not very pleasant, especially during summer. The sun shining directly on your head and the heat may ruin your trip. The temperature can hit 50C in May! November through January is the best time to visit the Taj. The weather is cooler and it will be very convenient taking a stroll around the wonderful monument.
Fridays are a No-No
The Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. This is the time when the place accommodates practising Muslims who wish to pray.
Is it Worth It?
You may feel that it is just another monument of India belonging to the ancient Mughal era. However, the truth is just the opposite. You would be underwhelmed by the beauty of Taj Mahal. It will captivate your attention immediately. Book an awesome same day Taj Mahal tour by flight from Delhi and you will know that the stunning beauty of the building truly lives up to the hype.
Don’t Give Up
Regardless of the time of day, season, month of the year you go, the place will be crowded. Hence, you need to exercise a little patience to get a good photo, especially without someone standing in your way. And don’t give up. The crowd will move eventually!
This is important. The place is a conservative country and you should try to cover up as much as possible, especially when visiting national and religious monuments. Although no specific dress code is enforced on tourist at the Taj Mahal, it is advisable to cover your knees and cleavage (out of respect). Some of the best choices will be:
- Maxi skirts
- Long dresses
- Jeans and Tees
- Traditional Indian kurtis and salwar kameez etc.
Where to Shoot
Of course, the best shot with you in the picture is from one of the benches at the entrance. You may even try framing your shot through the trees within smaller park area towards the right. As far as the best time of the day for shoot goes, sunset and sunrise make for the most beautiful times of the day. This is the time when the natural colours tend to cast a warm glow on the white marble. The building looks stunning.
Visit the Taj as early as possible. Remember, over 3 million people visit the Taj each year and about 15,000 people visit the beautiful place everyday!
An Important Insider Tip!
Simply ignore the temptation of standing in awe of the monument once the entrance gates open at dawn. Although it is hard to resist the beauty of this monument, you must focus on rushing inside the cenotaph as fast as possible. You will hear “the sound of infinity”. It is the vibration created by air moving through the gigantic ventilated dome.