The Complete Guide On The Best Time To Visit Taj Mahal
The surreal charm of the Taj Mahal is enough to attract tourists throughout the year however, it is usually recommended the best time to visit the Taj Mahal between October and March (i.e during autumn and winter). This is because the weather during these months remains pleasant and you won’t have to bear with the scorching heat.
To give you a better understanding, we have made a list of the weather conditions during October-March.
Here you go!
October-November: A pleasant weather with moderate temperature and moderate crowd!
December-January: Comparatively more people and cold weather which means that you will have to carry woolen clothes with you.
February-March: These two months witness the most tourism at the Taj Mahal and one of the reasons is the Taj Mahotsav which happens in February. It is the 10-days carnival that is celebrated to revoke the memories of the Mughal era during the 18th and 19th CE. In Taj Mahotsav, around 400 Indian artisans showcase their work of art.
So, if you want to be a part of Taj Mahotsav then plan a Taj visit in the month of February.
TIP: The best month or best time to visit the Taj Mahal for Sunrise is from (April – November).
Now that you’ve decided the month, it’s time to pick the best time of the day to visit the Taj Mahal.
Best time of the day to visit the Taj Mahal and why?
If you ask us then we would say that there’s no perfect answer to this question because it depends on the person and the type of tour he/she is comfortable with.
For instance, for some people, sunrise might be the best time while others might prefer going in the evening and enjoying the sunset view of Taj (everybody isn’t the morning person, right?).
This list will give you a fair idea about the different time slots and their benefits. It will help you make a better decision.
Taj Mahal is opened from sunrise to sunset (6 am to 6.30 pm). While you can visit Taj anytime during the day, going in the morning (during sunrise) is recommended and here’s why!
- Fewer People: In the Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour, there are generally fewer people as compared to afternoon or evening tours. This will not only save you the trouble of struggling with the crowd but will also give you plenty of time to click pictures. You can capture the beauty of the Taj Mahal with beautiful sunrise shots.
- Taj Color Changing: During sunrise, with the sun coming up, Taj Mahal shines with an amber glow and you can actually see the different shades of sunlight on Taj Mahal’s white marble.
TIP: To get amazing pictures, wear bright colors when you visit the Taj Mahal. Bright shades against the white color of Taj will make your pictures pop.
The jewels encrusted on the exterior of sandstone blocks sparkle as the sunlight falls on them and it makes the entire view even more mesmerizing.
You don’t want to miss such a serene view, right?
If you’re not a morning person then don’t worry we have something amazing for you as well. You can go for a sunset tour of the Taj Mahal which is also the very best time to visit the Taj Mahal and here’s why!
- Less Heat: The temperature decreases during sunset which means you won’t have to bear with the scorching heat. However, there are more people in the evening tour as compared to the early morning tour. You would have to be patient in order to click good shots of Taj Mahal.
- Sunset View: Just like the sunrise, Taj glows with soft silver light during sunset which makes it look even more beautiful.
The night tour of the Taj Mahal is open for 5 days in a month, i.e on the full moon night and 2 nights before and after the full moon night.
If you’re planning for a night tour then it’s recommended to book a guided tour and confirm the dates with them first.
The best thing about the night tour is that unlike the daytime, the silhouette of the Taj glows with moonlight and the weather is also very quiet, calm, and soothing.
So, which time will you pick for your Taj visit? Tell us in the comments below!
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