As one of the Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal India is at the top of many travelers bucket list. Easily one of India’s most popular sights, this stunning Mausoleum welcomes over 7-8 million people per year. Therefore it can become quite hectic and you’ll want to be prepared long before you even arrive.

Luckily, I’ve got you covered. With this guide you’ll have all the knowledge you need so that your visit to the Taj Mahal will go smoothly.  Leaving you with only beautiful memories of this breathtaking white marble mausoleum.

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Table of Contents show 1 When to Go to the Taj Mahal India 2 Where is the Taj Mahal Located in India 3 Which Gate Should You Use to Enter the Taj Mahal? 4 What to Bring With You to the Taj Mahal in India 5 How to Purchase Your Taj Mahal Ticket 6 The Best Photo Spots of the Taj Mahal Palace

When to Go to the Taj Mahal India

Sunrise and sunset are undoubtedly the BEST times to visit the Taj Mahal. In the morning there are guaranteed to be less crowds but you’ll also have to wake up early.

The ticket counter opens 30-45 minutes prior to sunrise and you’ll want to be there around that time. Yes it’s early but you’ll want to see this World Wonder with as few people as possible. 

Picture of the Taj Mahal in India with text overlay that says 'The Taj Mahal: Useful Tips for Your First Visit'


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