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Q:What are the visiting hours of the Taj Mahal and when it remains closed?
Ans:Visiting hours of the Taj Mahal are sunrise to sunset & it remains closed on Friday. You can visit other monuments of Agra from sunrise to sunset.

Q:What are the dates for night viewing of the Taj Mahal?
Ans:Details of Full Moon is as follows:


FULL MOON (POORNIMA IN NIGHT ) YEAR-2011 TO 2020

Month \ Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

January

19

08

26

15

04

23

11

01/31

20

10

February

17

07

25

14

03

22

10

-

19

08

March

19

07

26

16

05

22

12

01/30

20

19

April

17

06

25

14

03

21

10

29

18

07

May

16

05

24

14

03

21

10

28

18

06

June

15

03

22

12

02

19

08

27

16

05

July

14

03

22

11

01/30

19

08

27

16

04

August

13

01/30

20

10

29

17

07

25

14

03

September

11

29

18

08

27

16

05

24

13

01

October

11

29

18

07

26

15

05

24

13

01/31

November

10

27

16

06

25

14

03

22

11

29

December

10

27

16

05

24

13

03

22

11

29


LUNAR ECLIPSES (YEAR 2011 - 2020)

Date

Month

Year

Middle of Eclipses (I.S.T)

Total / Partial

15

June

2011

25.41

Total

10

December

2011

20.00

Total

04

June

2012

16.33

Partial

25

April

2013

25.40

Partial

15

April

2014

13.18

Total

08

October

2014

16.22

Total

04

April

2015

17.33

Total

28

September

2015

8.17

Total

07

August

2017

23.48

Partial

31

January

2018

19.02

Total

27

July

2018

25.03

Total

21

January

2019

10.43

Total

16

July

2019

27.02

Partial


     Pandit Dinesh Chandra Sharma
     28/410, Gokulpura, Agra - 282002


Q: What are the charges of night viewing of the Taj Mahal?
Ans: Charges for a domestic Tourist is Rs 510/- and for an foreigner, it is Rs 750/-.

Q: Are there any timings for night viewing of the Taj Mahal?
Ans: Yes, night view is allowed between 20:30 to 00:30 hours only and the duration of visit is 30 minutes.

Q: Where can i get the tickets from?
Ans: Tickets are available at Archeological Survey of India, 22 Mail Road, Agra. Ph:0562-2227263. You can buy tickts 24 hours in advance.

Q: What is the limit of batch allowed to view the Taj Mahal?
Ans: The maximum no. of people allowed are 400, divided in 8 batches of 50 people each.

Q:What are addresses of the websites of UP Tourism and other states?
Ans:Detail of the tourism departments is as follows:

S. No.

Department of Tourism

Website

1

Department of Tourism, GOI

www.india-tourism.com 
www.tourismindia.com
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.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

http://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

Q:Give the details of Tourism Bungalow run by U.P. Tourism.
Ans: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. 0562-2851720, 2851720
Fax : 0562-2853472

rahitbagra@up-tourism.comupstdc1@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.

Allahabad

Rahiilawart Tourist Bungalow

35, mahatma Gandhi Marg

Ph.0532-2408374, 2407440 Fax :0532-2408461

rahiilawart@up-tourism.com

5.

Allahabad

Rahi Triveni Darshan

Yamuna Bank Road, Kydganj

Ph.0532-25558646
 

rahitriveni@up-tourism.com

6.

Ayodhya

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Near Rly. Station, Distt. Faizabad

Ph.05278-232435
 

rahisaket@up-tourism.com

7.

Ayodhya

RahiYatri Niwas

Saryu Tat, Near Ram Katha Park, Distt. Faizabad.


 

rahiyatriniwasayodhya@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.

Bareilly

Rahi Hotel Rohila

2, Civil Lines, Near Gandhi Udyan

Ph.0581-2422862, 2510447
 

rahitbbareilly@up-tourism.com

11.

Bateswar

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Baah road, Distt. Agra.

Ph.05614-234714
Fax :

 rahitbbateshwar@up-tourism.com

12.

Chitrakoot

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Chitrakoot,

Ph.05198-224219, 222218
 

rahitbchitrakoot@up-tourism.com

13.

Deogarh

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Deogarh, Distt.Lalitpur

Ph. 9359865501 
Fax :

rahitbdeogarh@up-tourism.com

14.

Dohrighat

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Gotha Bazar, Distt.Mau;

Ph.05461-232364
 

rahitbdohrighat@up-tourism.com

15.

Fatehpur Sikri

Rahi Gulistan Tourist Complex

Distt. Agra,

Ph.05613-282490
Fax :05613-282840

rahigulistan@up-tourism.com

16.

Garhmukteshwar

Rahi tourist Bungalow

Delhi, Moradabad Highway, Delhi Road, Garhmukteshwar, Distt. Ghaziabad

Ph.05731-221319
 

rahitbgarhmukteswar@up-tourism.com

17.

Ghaziabad

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Meerut Crossing, G.T. Road

Ph.0120-2731532
 

rahitbghaziabad@up-tourism.com

18.

Ghazipur

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

NH-29, Chhavni Line, Varanasi road

Ph.0548-2221830
 

rahitbghazipur@up-tourism.com

19.

Haridwar

Hotal Alaknanda

Belwala, Haridwar

Ph.01334-226379
Fax :01334-223787

alaknanda@up-tourism.com

20.

Jagdishpur

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Near- Bus stand, BHEL, Sultanpur

Ph.05361-270158
 

rahitbjagdishpur@up-tourism.com

21.

Jhansi

Rahi veerangana Tourist Bungalow

Near Exhibition Ground, Civil Line, Jhansi

Ph.0510-2442402
Fax :0510-2449473

rahiveerangana@up-tourism.com

22.

Kanpur

Rahi Tourist Bungalow. Rania

Etawah Road, Rania, Distt. Kanpur Dehat

Ph.05111-291473
 

rahitbrania@up-tourism.com

23.

Kanpur

Rahi Tourist bungalow, Tatyaganj

G.T. Road, Madhana, Tatyaganj, Distt. Kanpur

Ph.05112-282117
 

rahitbtatyaganj@up-tourism.com

24.

Kanpur

Rahi Tourist bungalow, Bithoor

Nana Rao, Peshwa Smarak Park, Bithoor, Kanpur

Ph. 05127-2790202

 

25.

Kannauj

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Makarand Nagar, Distt.Kannauj

Ph.05694-234275
 

rahitbkannauj@up-tourism.com

26.

Kapilvastu

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Distt. Siddharthanagar,

Ph.0554-261489
 

rahitbkapilvastu@up-tourism.com

27.

Kushinagar

Rahi Pathik Niwas

Buddha Marg, Distt.Kushinagar

Ph.05564-273045
Fax :05564-273046

rahipathikniwas@up-tourism.com

28.

Lucknow

Rahi Hotel Gomti

6, Sapru Marg, Lucknow

Ph.0522-2612291, 2620624,2611463, 2612662
Fax :0522-2614708

hotelgomti@up-tourism.com

29.

Lucknow

Nadiya Kinare Restaurant

Near Water Sports Center, Laxman Mela Ground, Lucknow

Ph.
Fax :

nadiyakinarelko@up-tourism.com

30.

Lucknow

Jan Suvidha Kendra

Ambedkar Park, Gomtinagar, Lucknow

 

 

31.

Mathura

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

 32, Civil Lines

Ph.0565-2407822
Fax :0565-2530310

rahitbmathura@up-tourism.com

32.

Mathura

Rahi Gokul Restaurant

Mathura Delhi by Pass, Mathura

Ph.0565-2530310
 

gokulmathura@up-tourism.com

33.

Mathura

Tourist Reception Centre

State Bank Crossing, Near Railway Station Road, Mathura

 

 

34.

Mahoba

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Bajrang Chowk Gandhnagar, Distt. Mahoba

Ph.05281-244108
 

rahitbmahoba@up-tourism.com

35.

Mirzapur

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Near Shastri Bridge, Mirzapur

Ph.05442-221494,223489
Fax :05442-223820

rahitbmirzapur@up-tourism.com

36.

Moradabad

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Delhi Road, Moradabad

Ph.0591-2480037
 

rahipanchal@up-tourism.com

37.

Nawabganj

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Lucknow Kanpur Road, Distt. Unnao

Ph.05143-277050, 277360
 

rahitbnwabganj@up-tourism.com

38.

Neemsar

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Distt. Sitapur

Ph.05865-251287
 

rahitbneemsar@up-tourism.com

39.

Lakhimpur Khiri

Tiger Forest Den

Bansi Nagar, Palia Kalan, Lakhimpur Khiri

Ph. 05871-298407
 

tigerdenpalia@up-tourism.com

40.

Raibareli

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Malik Mau Chauraha Distt. Raibareli

Ph.0535-2702072
Fax. 0535-2702072

rahitbraibareli@up-tourism.com

41.

Sarnath

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Distt. Varanasi

Ph.0542-2595965,66,67
Fax :0542-2595379

rahimrigdava@up-tourism.com

42.

Sarnath

Modern Reception Centre

Front of Museum, Sarnath

 

 

43.

Sankisa

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Distt. Farukhkhabad

Ph. 05692-264008
Fax :

rahitbsankisa@up-tourism.com

44.

Shahjahanpur

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Near Garra Phatak, Shahijahanpur

Ph.9336627781
 

rahitbshahjahanpur@up-tourism.com

45.

Soauli

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Distt. Maharajganj

Ph.05522-238201, 238516
Fax: 05522-238516

rahiniranjana@up-tourism.com

46.

Sravasti

Rahi Tourist Bungalow

Katra, Sravasti

Ph. 05252-265302
Fax :

rahitbsravasti@up-tourism.com

47.

Varanasi

Rahi tourist Bungalow

Parade Kothi, Near Cantt. Rly. Station

Ph.0542-2208545,2208545, 2208413 
Fax :0542-2206638

rahitbvaranasi@up-tourism.com

48.

Vindhyachal

Rahi Yatri Niwas

Hanuman Tiraha, Distt. Mirzapur

Ph.05442-242996
 

rahiyatriniwasvindhyachal@up-tourism.com


 

Q :Give detail of approved guides in Agra by UP Tourism?
Ans:Detail of approved guides in Agra is as follows:

S.No.

Name & Address

Contact No.

Language

1.

Shri Wasim Zama Khan
S/o. Mr. Shamim Zama Khan
Kili Khana, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra

Mob. 9837324005
Tel. No. 0562-2482524

(English)

2.

Shri Yogesh Kumar Sharma 
S/o Mr. D.K. Sharma
89, Vishnu Coloney, Shahganj, Agra

Mob. 9837023145
Tel No. 0562-2211875

(Japani)

3.

Mr. Bharetandra Kumar Jain
S/o Mr. 
E-3/1324, Shaheed Nagar, Agra

Mob. 9837166427

(German)

4.

Mr. Adarsh Verma
S/o Mr. J.K. Lal Verma
MMIG-82 Indra Puram, Agra

Mob. 9897271399

(English)

5.

Mr. Sarfaraz Ahmad Khan
S/o Mr. Umardaraz Khan
Nagla Mewati, Agra

Mob. 9412443675
Tel No. 0562-2333529

(English)

6.

Mr. Mohd. Arif Khan
S/o Late Majeed Khan 
13/74' Bagichi Rati Ram, Taj Ganj, Agra

Mob. 9319108864
Tel No. 0562-2232178 (P.P.)

(French)

7.

Mr. Vishvesh Kumar
S/o Mr. Shiv Kumar
Civil Lines, Jaipur

Mob. 9412157267
Tel No. 05623128726

(French)

8.

Mr. Kamal Kumar Kunawat
S/o Late Mohan Lal Kunawat
Shilpi Colony, Jaipur

Tel. No. 0412344380

(English)

9.

Mr. Vikas Munot
S/o Mr. B.L. Munot 
Jaipur

Mob. 01412705426

(English)


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

945.41

11.74

966.15

2006

1055.49

13.29

1068.78

2007

1162.44

15.24

1177.68

2008

1248.43

16.10

1264.53

2009 (A)

1373.27

17.71

1390.98


Q:Give the holiday list of U.P. Government.
Ans:Detail of U.P. Government holiday is as follows:

Gazetted Holidays

S.No.

Name of  Festival

Date

Day

 

 

 

 

1

Republic Day 26 January, 2011

Wednesday

2

Id-UL-Millad Barawafat

16 February, 2011

Wednesday

3

Maha Shiv Ratri

03 March, 2011

Thursday

4

Holika dahan

19 March, 2011

Saturday

5

Holi

20 March, 2011

Sunday

6

Sheetalashtami

08 March, 2011

Monday

7

Manniya Kashi Ram Ji Jayanti

15 March, 2011

Monday

8

Cheti Chand

17 March, 2011

Wednesday

9

Ram Navami

24 March, 2011

Wednesday

10

Mahavir Jayanti/Gyarahvi Sharif

28 March, 2011

Sunday

11

Bank's Holiday

01 April, 2011

Thursday

12

Good Friday

02 April, 2011

Friday

13

Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar Jayanti

14 April, 2011

Wednesday

14

Maharasi Parshuram Jayanti

16 May, 2011

Sunday

15

Buddha Purnima

27 May, 2011

Thursday

16

Mahavir Ji ka Mela

01 June, 2011

Tuesday

17

Hazrat Ali's Birthday

25 July, 2011

Sunday

18

Independence Day

15 August, 2011

Sunday

19

Raksha Bandhan

24 August, 2011

Tuesday

20

Janmashtami

02 September, 2011

Thursday

21

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

10 September, 2011

Friday

22

Id-UL-Fittar

11 September, 2011

Saturday

24

Bank's Holiday

30 September, 2011

Thursday

26

Gandhi Jayanti

02 October, 2011

Saturday

27

Maharaja Agresen Jayanti

08 October, 2011

Friday

28

Hon. Kashiram Death Anniversary

09 October, 2011

Saturday

29

Dussehra (Maha Navami)

16 October, 2011

Saturday

30

Dussehra (Vijay Dashami)

17 October, 2011

Sunday

31

Deepawali

05 November, 2011

Friday

33

Deepawali (Govardhan Puja)

06 November, 2011

Saturday

34

Bhai Duj/Chitragupt Jayanti

28 October, 2011

Friday

35

Id-UJ-Juha (Bakrid)

07 November, 2011

Monday

36

Guru Nanak's birthday/Kartik Poornima

10 November, 2011

Thursday

37

Dr. B R. Ambedkar's Nirwan Diwas

06 December, 2011

Tuesday

38

Moharram

06 December, 2011

Tuesday

39

Christmas

25 December, 2011

Sunday



 
Restricted Holidays

S.No.

Name of  Festival

Date

Day

1

New Year's Day 01 January, 2011

Saturday

2

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

05 January, 2011

Tuesday

3

Makra Sankaranti

14 January, 2011

Friday

4

Basanta Panchami

20 January, 2011

Wednesday

5

Sant Ravidas Jayanti

30 January, 2011

Friday

6

Chehalalum

05 February, 2011

Friday

7

Holi

01 March, 2011

Monday

8

Istar Satur-day

03 April, 2011

Saturday

9

Istar Mon-day

05 April, 2011

Monday

10

Baishakhi

14 April, 2011

Thusday

11

Shab-e-baraat

28 July, 2011

Wednesday

12

Janmashtami

01 Spetember, 2011

Wednesday

13

Id ul Fitr

11 Spetember, 2011

Saturday

14

Vishwakarma Pooja

17 September, 2011

Friday

15

Anant chaturdasi

22 Spetember, 2011

Friday

16

Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)

15 October, 2011

Friday

17

Maharshi Balmiki Jayanti

22 October, 2011

Friday

18

Deepawali (Narak Chaturdasi)

26 October, 2011

Wednesday

19

Id-UJ-Juha (Bakrid)

06 November, 2011

Sunday

20

Guru Teg Bahadur Shahid Diwas

24 November, 2011

Wednesday

21

Moharram

05 December, 2011

Monday

22

Christmas Day

25 December, 2011

Sunday




Q:Give the details of paying guest accommodation in Agra.
Ans:: Details of paying guest accommodation in Agra is as follows:


S.No.

Name & Address of Paying Guest

Phone

Number of Rooms

Instant Facilities

Tarrif

1.

Sharma Paying Guest House
Taj Nagri phase-I, 6 H.I.G., Agra

2330017

5

  1. Single Bedroom (Diet & Breakfast)
  2. Single Bedroom (Breakfast)
  3. Double Bedroom (Diet & Breakfast)
  4. Double Bedroom (Breakfast)

200/-

150/-

350/-

250/-
 

2.

Mr. Mahatim Singh Paying Guest House
71-Gul Mohar Enclave, Shamshabad Road, Agra

2480852

5

  1. Single Bedroom (Diet & Breakfast)
  2. Single Bedroom (Breakfast)
  3. Double Bedroom (Diet & Breakfast)
  4. Double Bedroom (Breakfast)

600/-

400/-

1200/-

800/-

3.

 Lt. Cornel Indrajeet Singh Lamba
 Paying Guest House, H.No. 58,
Gul Mohar Enclave, Agra

3098921

5

  1. Single Bedroom (Diet & Breakfast)
  2. Single Bedroom (Breakfast)
  3. Double Bedroom (Diet & Breakfast)
  4. Double Bedroom (Breakfast)

600/-

450/-

1200/-

800/-

4.

 Mr. Rajesh Gupta
Paying Guest House
18/184, Purani Mandi Taj Ganj, Agra

2332109

5

  1. Single Bedroom (Diet & Breakfast)
  2. Single Bedroom (Breakfast)
  3. Double Bedroom (Diet & Breakfast)
  4. Double Bedroom (Breakfast)

300/-

250/-

500/-

350/-

5.

 Mrs. Madhu Rajvansh
11,Kaveri Vihar PhaseII, Samsabad Road, Agra

6454315

 

 

 

6.

Mrs. Mahendra Pratap 102, Taj Nagri, Near TDI Mall, Fatehabad Road, Agra.

2332480

 

 

 

7.

Smt Madhu Rajvansh 11, Kaveri Vihar, Phase-lll , Shamshabad Road, Agra

6454315

 

 

 

8.

Dr. Smt Chanda Singh 1 Kunwar Colony , Khandari, Agra

2852211
09837006433