Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal Agra India

Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal India

Tourist from all over the world visit the monument of love “Taj Mahal”. If you are planning to visit Taj Mahal you should be interested to know the best time to visit Agra and “The Taj Mahal”. Actually if you will ask me there is no bad time to visit The Taj. It entirely depend on your choice or the climatic conditions of your country or state. Most of the European and American Tourists visit Taj Mahal from October to March. The reason is quite obvious they avoid harsh summers of Tropical Region like India.


October to March is the Best Time to visit to Taj Mahal Agra.

Best time to visit Taj Mahal Agra

There is no bad time to visit Taj Mahal as weather of Agra permits good outing any time of the year.

Weather of Agra in Summers

Summers in Agra (or Northern Part of India) is semi arid, it can bring out lots of heat and perspiration. Summers in Agra last from April to June, sometimes to mid July. Temperature during this period can range between 40 degrees to 45 degrees, making travelling very difficult.

Weather of Agra in Monsoon

Monsoon is are not very heavy but can bring out occasional rainfalls. They last from July to September. Temperatures during this time can range between 27 degrees to 35 degrees. Cooler climate can bring setting for a perfect  vacation. But if you short of time then there are chances that rainfall and dampen your mood.

Weather of Agra in Winters

The cooler months of October to March can be perfect time to visit Taj Mahal. Temperature during this month’s can cuddle between 15 degrees to 20 degrees. December and January are the coldest months of the year with temperatures dropping to 5 degrees.  It is during these months, tourists from all over the world prefer to see Agra. Foggy weather with chill in the air can bring out the romance and make setting for perfect vacation.

Best Time of Day to Visit Taj Mahal (Morning/Afternoon/Evening)

Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal Agra India times of the day

Not many are aware but Taj Mahal showcases different shades at different time of the day. To have complete experience of Taj Mahal, spending a whole day in its premises is a good Idea.

Dazzling Taj changes its color with change in the light variation.  In different seasons, Taj changes its impression. Tourists like to enjoy the beauty of Taj Mahal during sunset or sunrise on full moon nights. During the time of sunrise, it looks pinkish, then goes on to turn milky white during daytime and later on turns golden during midnight.

Watching the transformation of Taj Mahal from grey to pinkish than to reddish glow can provide you a unique experience. Taj Mahal can provide visitors for a perfect opportunity for clicking photos with iconic monuments. Sunrise can provide you with some of the beautiful shades of Taj.

If you are not a morning person, visiting Taj at sunset can also be a good choice. Temperature at evening is cool and comfortable and can save you from scorching afternoon heat. Soft silver light in nights can ensure that you have the best time while visiting the monument.

Beauty of Taj beholds during the full moon nights which cannot be described in words. Mesmerizing view of the Taj under moonlights provides the much needed awe effect to the visitors. After looking at the mesmerizing look of Taj in full moon light, you will get a very ordinary feel of whatever you see, no matter how beautiful the site it.

Timings of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is open every day except on Friday. It is open from 06:00 am to 06:30 pm and can provide you with a very superb effect. On Friday, Taj is closed for general public and is only accessible in afternoon for Muslims to attend prayers.

For viewing the beauty of Taj in moon light, it is open from 08:30 pm to 12:30 am. Night view of Taj is only open for 5 days a month: full moon nights, 2 days before and after the day of full moon, except on Friday and in months of Ramadan.

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Saurabh Shrivastava is an Engineering Graduate in computers from NIT. His hobbies include listening to folk music, watching movies, travelling and he is a foodie. He enjoys driving and road trips. He have been travelling from long time and visited more than 20 states of India. He is a part time blogger and loves to share his experience.