Useful Tips to Beat the Crowds at Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal crowd  like at other seven wonders

Taj Mahal owing to its magnetic attraction allures tourists all over the globe. It is the fame that makes the farmer President of U.S.A Bill Clinton comment that there are two categories of people in the world- one who has seen the Taj Mahal and others who have not seen it. Its magnificent architecture, sprawling lawns, breathtaking ambiance, superb inlay work inspire Dubai to make the largest replica of the Taj Mahal.

The charms of Taj mixed with the history made it find a place among the new Seven Wonders of the World. Obviously millions of tourists travel to Agra annually just to seek nectar of Taj Mahal visit. Thus at times it gets very crowdie. In the present blog, I would like to suggest some tips to avoid the crowds at the Taj Mahal and thus try to soothe you.

How to Beat the Crowds at Taj Mahal

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WhenTaj Mahal is less Less Crowded ?-

It remains less busy between 8-9 A.M as those tourists who go for the Taj Mahal sunrise tour return back after doing the sightseeing by 8:30. Thus you can get rid of the sunrise wave of the tourists.

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Avoid the Peak Time The peak time of reflux of tourists is either at sunrise or in the afternoon. It is a paradox that it looks pretty at the dawn but remains very busy.Image result for Taj sunrise tour
How to avoid crowd for  Taj Mahal sunrise tour?

In case you do not want to miss the sunrise and want to beat the crowd, you should keep certain points in mind. Go for the pre-booking of Taj Mahal entry tickets online. Leave your hotel one hour earlier just to place yourself early to the entry gate of the Taj.

Remember if you are ahead of the crowd, you can save time as you enter through the security zone easily. You should not go with more stuff; just bring your camera and other things you can leave in the hotel room in the Car.

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Which month are the best to visit the Taj Mahal?

The best season to have a less crowded feel at the Taj Mahal are the months of March, April, July, August, and September. The peak season of the Taj Mahal starts from October and culminates in February March and April are the month when you avoid the scorching heat and in July & August, the rain showers make the atmosphere pleasing.

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Avoid visiting Taj Mahal during Festivals

At the time of National and religions Festivals it gets very crowdie at the Taj, 26 January, 15 August are the National Holidays. Similarly, the eve of Diwali, Holi, Durga Puja, Eid and Christmas festivals make it busier on account of Holidays in schools and offices.

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Avoid Weekend Taj Mahal Tour

Lots of people freak out to the Taj Mahal from Delhi, Lucknow etc on the weekends- Saturday & Sunday.
Gate Selection- You must select the East Gate to enter the Taj more crowds enter through the West Gate.Image result for Taj mahal high value tickets

What is High-Value Taj Mahal Ticket-

High value tickets are meant for the foreign nationals and it provides a separate entrance to the foreigners. Anybody can buy it to get some more ease of entrance.Image result for Taj mahal high value tickets

Is Sunset at the Taj Mahal – a better option?

It can be great options as you beat the crowd of the Sunrise and enter at the Taj nearly at 3 P.M and can remain there for more than 2 hours until the Sunset. This can compensate for the color change which you missed by not going to the sunrise.

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Can we walk up to the Taj Mahal?

Normally you are provided with the golf cart ride or battery van from the parking to the Taj Mahal. At times owing to the great rush in the parking there happens much load on the frequency of running these shuttles. In case you want to do the sunrise it is advisable not to wait too long for the Electra van services, rather you can easily walk for 800 meters within 5-10 minutes.Image result for Taj mahal vip entry

Taj Mahal V.I.P Entry

You are suggested not to fall prey to the suggestions of the tours offering you express or V.I.P entry. As such, there is no provision of fast track entry at the Taj Mahal.

Dr Atul Kumar Singh Parmar

Dr Atul is a graduate of R.B.S College Agra after the graduation did his Masters in Arts (English) Later pursued Bachelor of Education and Doctorate in English fro Agra University Agra. He has been been engaged in the tourism trade since 1995 , Worked as Govt Of India approved tour escort till 2011, He is promoter of 10thGate Tours dba S.A.M Tours and Travels. He is an avid traveler and travel writer with expertise in tours and travels, history, literature, architecture, social and political.

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