The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most romantic monuments in the world. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, this white marble mausoleum is considered a monument to eternal love.

When can the Taj Mahal be seen by Moonlight?

A total of 400 tourists are permitted to see the Taj Mahal, on or around moonlit nights, on five specific nights in a month. These nights are the full moon night itself and the two nights before and after the full moon night.

To help you book in advance and avoid disappointment, Taj Mahal Tourism provides a list of full moon nights in the coming year. You can plan your trip beforehand, so you won't miss this eagerly awaited sight.

Month Date
January 23rd
February 22nd
March 22nd
April 21st
May 21st
June 19th
July 19th
August 17th
September 16th
October 15th
November 14th
December 13th

Lovers from across the world, flock to see this architectural marvel and admire its radiant beauty. The white marble surface of the Taj Mahal changes its appearance with the passing of the seasons. It glows brightly in the sunlight in summer and reflects the grey-clouded sky during the monsoon. Under the light of the full moon however, the Taj Mahal is said to appear at its best - shimmering like a fairytale castle built for a legendary princess. Tourists are now permitted to view the Taj Mahal by moonlight.

Moonlit tours of the Taj Mahal have recently been allowed by the local authorities. Many tourists have already availed of the chance to see this ethereally beautiful sight. You too can see the Taj Mahal by moonlight and admire its marble perfection under the mellow radiance of the full moon.

Security Precautions

Tourists can view the Taj Mahal from a distance of 500 m, from a nearby red sandstone platform. Tourists are permitted to carry still cameras for photography and binoculars for viewing.

Many cultural events are being held to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Taj Mahal. Join the celebrations with a moonlight rendezvous with your loved one, at the monument to eternal love, at the Taj Mahal in Agra India.

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