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

Visiting hours of the Taj Mahal are 6 AM to 7 PM & it remains closed on Friday. You can visit other monuments of Agra from 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?

Charges for an Indian citizen is Rs 510/- and for an foreigner, it is Rs 750/-.

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.incredibleindia.org 
www.atithi.org.in

2.

Department of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh

www.up- tourism.com

3.

Department of Tourism, Karnataka

www.karnatakatourism.org

4.

Department of Tourism, Uttranchal

www.uttranchaltourism.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.goatourism.org

9.

Department of Tourism, Sikkim

www.discoversikkim.com

10.

Department of Tourism, Madhya Pradesh

www.mptourism.com

11.

Tourism Board, Chhatisgarh

www.fullofsurprises.org

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.mtdc.india.com

17.

Department of Tourism, Arunachal

www.arunachaltourism.com

18.

Department of Tourism, Gujrat

www.gujarattourism.com

19.

Department of Tourism, Andhra Pradesh

www.aptourism.in

20.

Department of Tourism, Delhi

www.delhitourism.com

21.

Department of Tourism, Pondicherry

www.tourism.pondicherry.gov.in

22.

Punjab Tourism, Dev. Corpn., Punjab

www.ptdc.nic.in

23.

Department of Tourism, Haryana

www.htc.nic.in

24.

Department of Tourism, Bihar

www.bihar.nic.in

25.

Department of Tourism, Jharkhand

www.jharkhand.nic.in/tourism/tour.htm

26.

Department of Tourism, West Bengal

www.wbtourism.com

27.

Department of Tourism, Andaman Nicobar

www.tourism.andaman.nic.in

28.

Department of Tourism, Assam

www.assamtourism.org

29.

Department of Tourism, Meghalaya

www.nerdatabank.nic.in/EKhasi.htm

30.

Department of Tourism, Nagaland

www.nagaland.nic.in/potential/tourism.htm

31.

Department of Tourism, Mizoram

www.mizotourism.nic.in

32.

Department of Tourism, Tripura

www.tripura.nic.in/ttourism1.htm

33.

Department of Tourism, Manipur

www.manipur.nic.in/tourism.htm

34.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corpn.

www.irctc.co.in

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 (P)

1683.81

19.94

1703.76

* P = Provisional
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

Day

1.

Eid-e-Milad/Barawafat*

14 January, 2014

Tuesday

2.

Republic Day

26 January, 2014

Sunday

3.

Maha Shiv Ratri

27 Febuary, 2014

Thursday

4.

Holika dahan

16 March, 2014

Sunday

5.

Holi

17 March, 2014

Monday

6.

Cheti Chand

31 March, 2014

Monday

7.

Bank’s Yearly Holiday

01 April, 2014

Tuesday

8.

Ram Navami

09April, 2014

Tuesday

9.

Mahavir Jayanti

13 April, 2014

Sunday

10.

Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar Jayanti

14 April, 2014

Monday

11.

Good Friday

18 April, 2014

Friday

12.

Maharasi Parshuram Jayanti

01 May, 2014

Thursday

13.

Hazrat Ali's Birthday*

13 May, 2014

Tuesday

14.

Buddha Purnima

14 May, 2014

Wednesday

15.

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

25 July, 2014

Friday

16.

Id-UL-Fittar*

29 July, 2014

Tuesday

17.

Raksha Bandhan

10 August, 2014

Thursday

18.

Independence Day

15 August, 2014

Friday

19.

Janmashtami

18 August, 2014

Monday

20.

Vishwakarma Puja

17 September, 2014

Wednesday

21.

Maharaja Agresen Jayanti

25 September, 2014

Thursay

22.

Gandhi Jayanti

02 October, 2014

Thursday

23.

Dussehra (Maha Navami) (Vijay Dashami)

03 October, 2014

Friday

24.

Id-UJ-Juha (Bakrid)*

06 October, 2014

Monday

25.

Maharshi Balmiki Jayanti

08 October, 2014

Wednesday

26.

Deepawali

23 October, 2014

Thursday

27.

Govardhan Puja

24 October, 2014

Friday

28.

Bhai Duj/Chitragupt Jayanti

25 October, 2014

Suterday

29.

Moharram*

04 November, 2014

Tuesday

30.

Guru Nanak's birthday/Kartik Poornima

06 November, 2014

Thursday

31.

Christmas Day

25 December, 2014

Thursday


Restricted Holidays

S.No.

Name of Festival

Date

Day

1.

New Year Day

01 January, 2014

Wednesday

2.

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

07 January, 2014

Tuesday

3.

Makra Sankaranti

14 January, 2014

Tuesday

4.

Basanta Panchami

04 February, 2014

Tuesday

5.

Sant Ravidas Jayanti

14 February, 2014

Friday

6.

Holi

18 March, 2014

Tuesday

7.

Istar Satur-day

19 April, 2014

Saturday

8.

Istar Mon-day

21 April, 2014

Monday

9.

Shab-e-baraat

14 June, 2014

Saturday

10.

Id ul Fitr

30 July, 2014

Wednesday

11.

Anant chaturdasi

08 September, 2014

Monday

12.

Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)

02 October, 2014

Thursday

13.

Id-Ul-Juha (Bakrid)

07 October, 2014

Tuesday

14.

Deepawali (Narak Chaturdasi)

22 October, 2014

Wednesday

15.

Moharram

05 November, 2014

Wednesday

16.

Veerangana Uma Devi Sahid Diwas

16 November, 2014

Sunday

17.

Guru Teg Bahadur Sahid Diwas

24 November, 2014

Monday

18.

Chehalalum

13 December, 2014

Saturday

19.

Christmas Eve

24 December, 2014

Wednesday

Give the details of paying guest accommodation in Agra.

Details of paying guest accommodation in Agra Click here.