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What are the visiting hours of the Taj Mahal and when it remain closed?

Tajmahal remains closed on friday. Visiting hour- sunrise to sunset.

What are the dates for night viewing of the Taj Mahal?
Detail of Full Moon days is as follows

Month

2014

January

15

February

14

March

16

April

14

May

14

June

12

July

11

August

10

September

08

October

07

November

06

December

05

What are the charges of night viewing of the Taj Mahal?

The night viewing tickets of Taj Mahal can be purchased from the Booking Counter located in the office of Archaeological Survey of India, Agra Circle, 22 The Mall, Agra, Uttar Pradesh in between 10-00 am to 6-00 p.m. one day in advance of the date of night viewing. The night viewing ticket can be cancelled in the Booking counter of ASI at 22 The Mall, Agra on the same date of viewing upto 1.00 p.m.with cancellation charge of 25% of the ticket.

Rate of Night Viewing Ticket:

Indian (Adult)- Rs 510/-
Foreigner (Adult)- Rs 750/- and Children ( 3Yrs to 15 Years age)- Rs. 500/-.

Are there any timings for night viewing of the Taj Mahal?

Yes, night view is allowed between 20:30 to 00:30 hour only and the duration of visit is 30 minutes.

Where can I get the tickets from?

Tickets are available at Archeological Survey of India, 22 Mall Road, Agra. Ph: 0562-2227263. You can buy tickets 24 hours in advance.

What is the limit of batch allowed to view the Taj Mahal?

The maximum no. of people allowed are 400, divided in 8 batches of 50 people each.

What are addresses of the websites of Tourism Departments Govt. of India and other states?

Detail of the tourism departments is as follows:

S. No.

Department of Tourism Website
1 Ministry of Tourism Government of India www.tourism.gov.in
www.incredibleindia.org
2 Department of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh www.up- tourism.com
3 Department of Tourism, Karnataka www.karnatakatourism.org
4 Department of Tourism, Uttranchal www.uttarakhandtourism.gov.in
5 Rajasthan Tourism Promotion Council www.rtpc.org
6 Department of Tourism, Rajasthan www.rajasthantourism.gov.in
7 Department of Tourism, Tamilnadu www.tamilnadutourism.org
8 Department of Tourism, Goa www.goa-tourism.com
9 Department of Tourism, Sikkim www.sikkimtourism.gov.in
10 Department of Tourism, Madhya Pradesh www.mptourism.com
11 Tourism Board, Chhatisgarh www.chhattisgarhtourism.net 
12 Department of Tourism, Kerala www.keralatourism.org
13 Department of Tourism, Orissa www.orissatourism.gov.in
14 Department of Tourism, Himachal www.himachaltourism.nic.in
15 Department of Tourism, Jammu & Kashmir www.jktourism.org
16 Maharashtra Tourism Dev. Corpn., Maharashtra www.maharashtratourism.gov.in
17 Department of Tourism, Arunachal www.arunachaltourism.com
18 Department of Tourism, Gujrat www.gujarattourism.com
19 Department of Tourism, Andhra Pradesh www.aptdc.gov.in
20 Department of Tourism, Delhi www.delhitourism.gov.in
21 Department of Tourism, Pondicherry www.tourism.pondicherry.gov.in
22 PUNJAB HERITAGE AND TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD www.punjabtourism.gov.in
23 Haryana Tourism Corporation Limited. haryanatourism.gov.in
24 Department of Tourism, Bihar www.bihartourism.gov.in
25 Department of Tourism, Jharkhand www.jharkhand.nic.in/tourism/tour.htm
26 Department of Tourism, West Bengal www.wbtourism.gov.in
27 Department of Tourism, Andaman Nicobar www.andamans.gov.in
28 Department of Tourism, Assam www.assamtourism.gov.in
29 Department of Tourism, Meghalaya www.megtourism.gov.in
30 Department of Tourism, Nagaland www.tourismnagaland.com
31 Department of Tourism, Mizoram www.tourism.mizoram.gov.in
32 Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Limited www.tripuratourism.gov.in
33 Department of Tourism, Manipur www.manipurtourism.gov.in
34 Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation www.irctctourism.com
Give the details of Tourism Bungalow run by U.P. Tourism.

The detail of Tourism Bungalow run by U.P. Tourism is as follows:

S. No.

DISTRICT

HOTEL

ADDRESS

PHONE NO.

E-mail

1. Agra Rahi Tourist Bungalow Near Raja Ki Mandi Rly. Station Ph.0562-2850120, 2851720 Fax : 0562-2853472 rahitbagra@up-tourism.com, upstdc1@bsnl.in
2. Agra Hotel Tajkhema Near Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal Ph.0562-2330140 Fax :0562-2230001 tajkhema@up-tourism.com
3. Agra Shilpgram Restaurant & Bar Taj nagri near Eastern Gate of Taj Mahal, Agra Ph.0562-2233056 Fax :0562-2230001 shilpgramagra@up-tourism.com
4 Agra Rahi Gulistan Tourist Complex ,
Fatehpur Sikri
Distt. Agra, Ph.05613-282490 Fax :05613-282840 rahigulistan@up-tourism.com
5. Agra Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Bateswar Baah road, Distt. Agra. Ph.05614-234714 Fax : rahitbbateshwar@up-tourism.com
6. Allahabad Rahiilawart Tourist Bungalow 35, mahatma Gandhi Marg Ph.0532-2408374, 2407440, 2102784  Fax :0532-2408461 rahiilawart@up-tourism.com
7. Allahabad Rahi Triveni Darshan Yamuna Bank Road, Kydganj Ph.0532-25558646 rahitriveni@up-tourism.com
8. Badaun Rahi Tourist Bungalow Civil Lines Distt. Badaun Ph.05832-268941 rahitbbadaun@up-tourism.com  
9. Balrampur Rahi Tourist Bungalow Bahraich road, Distt. Balrampur Ph.05263-232456,236039 rahitbbalrampur@up-tourism.com
10. Barabanki Rahi Tourist Bungalow Devasharif, Distt. Barabanki   rahitbdevasharif@up-tourism.com
11. Bareilly Rahi Hotel Rohila 2, Civil Lines, Near Gandhi Udyan Ph.0581-2422862, 2510447 rahitbbareilly@up-tourism.com
12. Chitrakoot Rahi Tourist Bungalow Chitrakoot, Ph.05198-224219, 222218
Fax: 05198-224652
rahitbchitrakoot@up-tourism.com
13. Faizabad Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Ayodhya Near Rly. Station, Distt. Faizabad Ph.05278-232435 rahisaket@up-tourism.com  
14. Faizabad RahiYatri Niwas, Ayodhya Saryu Tat, Near Ram Katha Park, Distt. Faizabad.  Mob: 9415608122 rahiyatriniwasayodhya@up-tourism.com
15. Garhmukteshwar Rahi Tourist Bungalow Delhi, Moradabad Highway, Delhi Road, Garhmukteshwar, Distt. Hapur. Ph.05731-221319
Mob:- 9359865501
rahitbgarhmukteswar@up-tourism.com
16. Ghaziabad Rahi Tourist Bungalow Meerut Crossing, G.T. Road. Ghaziabad Ph.0120-2731532 rahitbghaziabad@up-tourism.com
17. Ghazipur Rahi Tourist Bungalow NH-29, Chhavni Line, Varanasi road Ph.0548-2221830 rahitbghazipur@up-tourism.com
18. Haridwar Hotal Alaknanda Belwala, Haridwar Ph.01334-226379 
Fax :01334-223787
alaknanda@up-tourism.com
19. Jhansi Rahi Veerangana Tourist Bungalow Near Exhibition Ground, Civil Line, Jhansi Ph.0510-2442402 
Fax :0510-2449473
rahiveerangana@up-tourism.com
20. Kanpur Dehat Rahi Tourist Bungalow. Rania Etawah Road, Rania, Distt. Kanpur Dehat Ph.05111-291473 rahitbrania@up-tourism.com
21. Kanpur Rahi Tourist bungalow, Tatyagan G.T. Road, Madhana, Tatyaganj, Distt. Kanpur Ph.05111-211473 rahitbtatyaganj@up-tourism.com
22. Kanpur Rahi Tourist bungalow, Bithoor Nana Rao, Peshwa Smarak Park, Bithoor, Kanpur Ph. 0512-2790202  rahitbbithoor@up-tourism.com
23. Kannauj Rahi Tourist Bungalow Makarand Nagar, Distt.Kannauj Ph.05694-234275 rahitbkannauj@up-tourism.com
24. Kapilvastu Rahi Tourist Bungalow Distt. Siddharthanagar, Ph.05544-261489 rahitbkapilvastu@up-tourism.com
25. Kushinagar (Padrauna) Rahi Pathik Niwas Buddha Marg, Distt.Kushinagar Ph.05564-273045 
Fax :05564-273046
rahipathikniwas@up-tourism.com
26. Lalitpur Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Deogarh Deogarh, Distt.Lalitpur Ph. 9415233450 rahitbdeogarh@up-tourism.com
27. Lucknow Rahi Hotel Gomti 6, Sapru Marg, Lucknow Ph.0522-2612291, 2620624,2611463, 2612662 
Fax :0522-2614708
hotelgomti@up-tourism.com
28. Lucknow Nadiya Kinare Restaurant Near Water Sports Center, Laxman Mela Ground, Lucknow   nadiyakinarelko@up-tourism.com
29. Lucknow Jan Suvidha Kendra Ambedkar Park. Gomti Nagar, Lucknow jansuvudha@up-tourism.com
30. Mathura Rahi Tourist Bungalow 32, Civil Lines Ph.0565-2471822 
Fax :0565-2530310
rahitbmathura@up-tourism.com
31. Mathura Rahi Gokul Restaurant Mathura Delhi by Pass, Mathura gokulmathura@up-tourism.com
32. Mathura Tourist Reception Centre State Bank Crossing, Near Railway Station Road, Mathura  Ph.0565-2400279  trcmathura@up-tourism.com
33. Mathura Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Vrindavan Vrindavan Mathura  Ph.0565-2915041  rahitbvrindavan@up-tourism.com
34. Mahoba Rahi Tourist Bungalow Bajrang Chowk Gandhnagar, Distt. Mahoba Ph.05281-244108 rahitbmahoba@up-tourism.com
35. Mau Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Dohrighat Gotha Bazar, Distt.Mau; Ph.05461-232364 rahitbdohrighat@up-tourism.com
36. Mirzapur Rahi Tourist Bungalow Near Shastri Bridge, Mirzapur Ph.05442-221494,223489 Fax :05442-223820 rahitbmirzapur@up-tourism.com
37. Mirzapur Rahi Yatri Niwas, Vindhyachal Hanuman Tiraha, Distt. Mirzapur Ph.05442-242996 rahiyatriniwasvindhyachal@up-tourism.com
38. Moradabad Rahi Tourist Bungalow Delhi Road, Moradabad Ph.0591-2480037 rahipanchal@up-tourism.com
39. Nawabganj Rahi Tourist Bungalow Lucknow Kanpur Road, Distt. Unnao Ph.05143-277050, 277360 rahitbnwabganj@up-tourism.com
40. Neemsar Rahi Tourist Bungalow Distt. Sitapur Ph.05865-251287 rahitbneemsar@up-tourism.com
41. Lakhimpur Khiri Tiger Forest Den Bansi Nagar, Palia Kalan, Lakhimpur Khiri Ph. 05871-298407 tigerdenpalia@up-tourism.com
42. Raibareli Rahi Tourist Bungalow Malik Mau Chauraha Distt. Raibareli Ph.0535-2702072 
Fax. 0535-2702072
rahitbraibareli@up-tourism.com
43. Sant Ravidas Nagar Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Gopiganj Parwatpur, G.T.Road, Gopiganj, Bhadohi Ph:- 05414-232083
44. Sarnath Rahi Tourist Bungalow Distt. Varanasi Ph.0542-2595965,66,67 
Fax :0542-2595379
rahimrigdava@up-tourism.com
45. Sarnath Modern Reception Centre Front of Museum, Sarnath.  Distt. Varanasi  Mob:- 9580574420  
46. Sankisa Rahi Tourist Bungalow Distt. Farukhkhabad Ph. 05692-264008 rahitbsankisa@up-tourism.com
47. Shahjahanpur Rahi Tourist Bungalow Near Garra Phatak, Shahjahanpur Mob. 9412364407 rahitbshahjahanpur@up-tourism.com
48. Sonauli Rahi Tourist Bungalow Distt. Maharajganj Ph.05522-238201, 238516 Fax: 05522-238516 rahiniranjana@up-tourism.com
49. Sravasti Rahi Tourist Bungalow Katra, Sravasti Ph. 05252-265302 rahitbsravasti@up-tourism.com
50. Sultanpur Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Jagdishpur Near- Bus stand, BHEL, Sultanpur Ph.05361-270158 rahitbjagdishpur@up-tourism.com
51. Sultanpur Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Munshiganj rahitbmunshiganj@up-tourism.com
52. Varanasi Rahi tourist Bungalow Parade Kothi, Near Cantt. Rly. Station Ph.0542-2208545,2208545, 2208413 Fax :0542-2206638 rahitbvaranasi@up-tourism.com
Q. Give detail of approved state level guides in UP Tourism?

Detail of approved state level guides in UP Tourism Click Here

Give the detail of foreign & Indian Tourist who visited important tourist places in U.P.

Details of tourist visited important tourist places in U.P. are as follows:

Year

Indian

Foreigner

Total (In Lacs)

2000

660.70

8.84

669.18

2001

687.90

7.95

695.85

2002

714.90

7.10

722.00

2003

800.20

8.17

808.37

2004

883.71

10.37

894.08

2005

954.41

11.74

966.15

2006

1055.49

13.29

1068.78

2007

1162.44

15.24

1177.68

2008

1248.43

15.85

1264.28

2009

1348.32

15.50

1363.82

2010

1447.55

17.32

1464.87

2011

1554.30

18.87

1573.17

2012

1683.81

19.94

1703.76

2013 (P)

2265.31

20.54

2285.85

* P = Provisional

Note- The tourist arrival in Mahakumbh Mela/Snan  Allahabad in year 2013 of month Jan. 2013 to March 2013 nearly of indian tourist-7,83,15,500 and foreigner tourist-3,50,000 (Total tourist -7,86,65,500) is included in above figure.


Q. Give the holiday list of U.P. Government

Detail of U.P. Government holiday is as follows:

Gazetted Holidays

S.No.

Name of Festival

Date of Festival

Dayof the week

1.

Eid-e-Milad/Barawafat*

04 January, 2015

Sunday

2.

Republic Day

26 January, 2015

Monday

3.

Maha Shiv Ratri

17 February, 2015

Tuesday

4.

Holika Dahan

05 March, 2015

Thursday

5.

Holi

06 March, 2015

Friday

6.

Cheti Chand

22 March, 2015

Sunday

7.

Ram Navami

28 March, 2015

Saturday

8.

Bank’s Yearly Holiday**

01 April, 2015

Wednesday

9.

Mahavir Jayanti

02 April, 2015

Thursday

10.

Good Friday

03 April, 2015

Friday

11.

Maharasi Kashyap & Maharaja Nishad Raj Guhya Jayanti

05 April, 2015

Sunday

12.

Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar Jayanti

14 April, 2015

Tuesday

13.

Maharasi Parshuram Jayanti

20 April, 2015

Monday

14.

Hazrat Khwaja Mu-eiddin Chisti Ajmeri  Garib Nawaz Rah. Ursh

26 April, 2015

Sunday

15.

Hazrat Ali's Birthday*

03 May, 2015

Sunday  

16.

Buddha Purnima

04 May, 2015

Monday

17.

Jamat-Ul-Vida (Alvida)/ Last Friday of Ramjan*

17 July, 2015

Friday

18.

Id-UL-Fittar*

18 July, 2015

Saturday

19.

Independence Day

15 August, 2015

Saturday

20.

Raksha Bandhan

29 August, 2015

Saturday

21.

Janmashtami

05 September, 2015

Saturday

22.

Vishwakarma Puja

17 September, 2015

Thursday

23.

Id-UJ-Juha (Bakrid)*

25 September, 2015

Friday

24.

Gandhi Jayanti

02 October, 2015

Friday

25.

Maharaja Agresen Jayanti

13 October, 2015

Tuesday

26.

Dussehra (Maha Navami)

21 October, 2015

Wednesday

27.

Dussehra (Vijay Dashami)

22 October, 2015

Thursday

28.

Moharram*

24 October, 2015

Saturday

29.

Maharshi Balmiki Jayanti

27 October, 2015

Tuesday

30.

Deepawali

11 November, 2015

Wednesday

31.

Govardhan Puja

12 November, 2015

Thursday

32.

Bhai Duj/Chitragupt Jayanti

13 November, 2015

Friday

33.

Guru Nanak's birthday/Kartik Poornima

25 November, 2015

Wednesday

34.

Chaudhary Charan Singh Birth Day

23 December, 2015

Wednesday

35.

Christmas Day

25 December, 2015

Friday


Restricted Holidays

S.No.

Name of Festival

Date of Festival

Dayof the week

1.

New Year Day

01 January, 2015

Thursday

2.

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

05 January, 2015

Monday

3.

Makra Sankaranti

15 January, 2015

Thursday

4.

Basanta Panchami

24 January, 2015

Saturday

5.

Sant Ravidas Jayanti

03 February, 2015

Tuesday

6.

Holi

06 March, 2015

Friday

7.

Istar Satur-day

04 April, 2015

Saturday

8.

Istar Mon-day

06 April, 2015

Monday

9.

Shab-e-baraat*

03 June, 2015

Wednesday

10.

Id ul Fitr*

18 July, 2015

Saturday

11.

Id-Ul-Juha (Bakrid)*

25 September, 2015

Friday

12.

Anant chaturdasi

27 September, 2015

Sunday

13.

Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)

21 October, 2015

Wednesday

14.

Moharram*

24 October, 2015

Saturday

15.

Deepawali (Narak Chaturdasi)

10 November, 2015

Tuesday

16.

Veerangana Uma Devi Sahid Diwas

16 November, 2015

Monday

17.

Guru Teg Bahadur Sahid Diwas

24 November, 2015

Tuesday

18.

Chehalalum*

02 December, 2015

Wednesday

19.

Christmas Eve

24 December, 2015

Thursday

Give the details of paying guest accommodation in Agra.

Details of paying guest accommodation in Agra Click here.