Agra, in Uttar Pradesh, is one of the most elegant cities of India and makes one feel the sensitization of artistic ideals. The magnificence and rich cultural heritage mingles with modernism of the city. Being one of the oldest cities in India, nightlife in Agra, in its narrower sense is not very exciting though there are avenues such as movie halls, restaurants, cafes and pubs to make up the voids.
To experience the nightlife in Agra, you can involve any various activities like spending some time of the night at the Taj Mahal or watch the “Light and Sound Show” which takes place in the Agra Fort, go out for a dinner at the Agra restaurants, dance your fit to the groovy music at the nightclubs and bars in Agra and many more.
Taj Mahal during the Night
Agra treasures Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. An evening or night walk in the Taj Mahal Complex is one of the favorites of locals as well as tourists for the awesome night glance of the great mausoleum. One can take the pleasure to spectacle the eternal beauty drenched in moonlight on the full moon night.
Far from many people’s perceptions, Agra has quite a sufficient nightlife. As one can imagine, the main nightlife area is situated beside the Taj Mahal where most backpacker accommodation is. There are several terraces where people can enjoy a drink without the hassles of the many sellers that full the streets during the day time.
Also, if visiting the Taj Mahal, be sure to wonder back in the early evening to catch the late sun soak up the white marble. There is something very magical about the Taj glowing in front of you.
Night viewing of Taj Mahal has been allowed from 28th November, 2004 for five nights in a month including the Full Moon night and two days before and two days after except Fridays and month of Ramzan as per the order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The night viewing of Taj Mahal is opened from 8-30 p.m. to 12-30 in eight batches of 50 persons for half an hour duration. The visitors of the night viewing of Taj Mahal have to report at Shilpagram complex half an hour in advance of the viewing time. The entry is allowed from the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal only after security check near the Eastern gate. The visitors have to keep their luggage at the counter fee of cost. No video camera is allowed in side the monument during the night viewing.
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/-
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