Frequently Asked Questions
What are the visiting hours of the Taj Mahal and when does it remain closed?
Visiting hours are sunrise to sunset.Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday.
What are the charges of night viewing of the Taj Mahal?
Rate of Night Viewing Ticket:
Indian (Adult) Rs 510/-
Foreigner (Adult) Rs 750/-
Child (3-15 years) Rs 500/-
Is there any timing for night viewing of the Taj Mahal?
Yes, night view is allowed from 8.30 PM to 12.30 AM only and the duration of visit is 30 minutes.
Where can I get the tickets for night viewing of Taj Mahal?

The night viewing tickets of Taj Mahal can be booked from the Booking Counter located in the office of Archaeological Survey of India, Agra Circle, 22 The Mall, Agra, Uttar Pradesh (Ph: 0562-2227263.) from 10 AM to 6 PM. For night viewing of Taj Mahal tickets can be booked in one day advance. The night viewing ticket can be cancelled on the same booking counter on same date of viewing up to 1 PM with cancellation charge of 25% of the ticket.

For more details: http://www.tajmahal.gov.in/nightview.html

What is the limit of batch allowed to view the Taj Mahal?
The maximum number of people allowed is 400, divided in 8 batches of 50 people each.
Where can we get E-Ticket for Touring Taj Mahal?
To get the E-Ticket for Taj Mahal Click Here
Give the details of Tourism Bungalow run by U.P. Tourism.
The details of Tourism Bungalows operated by U.P. Tourism are 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
District Agra, Ph.05613-282490 Fax :05613-282840 rahigulistan@up-tourism.com
5. Agra Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Bateswar Baah road, District Agra. Ph.05614-234714 Fax : rahitbbateshwar@up-tourism.com
6. Prayagraj Rahi Ilawart Tourist Bungalow 35, Mahatma Gandhi Marg Ph.0532-2408374, 2407440, 2102784  Fax :0532-2408461 rahiilawart@up-tourism.com
7. Prayagraj Rahi Triveni Darshan Yamuna Bank Road, Kydganj Ph.0532-25558646 rahitriveni@up-tourism.com
8. Badaun Rahi Tourist Bungalow Civil Lines District Badaun Ph.05832-268941 rahitbbadaun@up-tourism.com  
9. Balrampur Rahi Tourist Bungalow Bahraich road, District Balrampur Ph.05263-232456,236039 rahitbbalrampur@up-tourism.com
10. Barabanki Rahi Tourist Bungalow Devasharif, District 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. Ayodhya Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Ayodhya Near Rly. Station, District Ayodhya Ph.05278-232435 rahisaket@up-tourism.com  
14. Ayodhya RahiYatri Niwas, Ayodhya Saryu Tat, Near Ram Katha Park, District Ayodhya.  Mob: 9415608122 rahiyatriniwasayodhya@up-tourism.com
15. Garhmukteshwar Rahi Tourist Bungalow Delhi, Moradabad Highway, Delhi Road, Garhmukteshwar, District 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 Hotel 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, District Kanpur Dehat Ph.05111-291473 rahitbrania@up-tourism.com
21. Kanpur Rahi Tourist bungalow, Tatyagan G.T. Road, Madhana, Tatyaganj,District 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, District Kannauj Ph.05694-234275 rahitbkannauj@up-tourism.com
24. Kushinagar (Padrauna) Rahi Pathik Niwas Buddha Marg, District Kushinagar Ph.05564-273045 
Fax :05564-273046
rahipathikniwas@up-tourism.com
25. Lalitpur Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Deogarh Deogarh, District Lalitpur Ph. 9415233450 rahitbdeogarh@up-tourism.com
26. Lucknow Rahi Hotel Gomti 6, Sapru Marg, Lucknow Ph.0522-2612291, 2620624,2611463, 2612662 
Fax :0522-2614708
hotelgomti@up-tourism.com
27. Lucknow Nadiya Kinare Restaurant Near Water Sports Center, Laxman Mela Ground, Lucknow   nadiyakinarelko@up-tourism.com
28. Mathura Rahi Tourist Bungalow 32, Civil Lines Ph.0565-2471822 
Fax :0565-2530310
rahitbmathura@up-tourism.com
29. Mathura Rahi Gokul Restaurant Mathura Delhi by Pass, Mathura gokulmathura@up-tourism.com
30. Mau Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Dohrighat Gotha Bazar, District Mau; Ph.05461-232364 rahitbdohrighat@up-tourism.com
31. Mirzapur Rahi Tourist Bungalow Near Shastri Bridge, Mirzapur Ph.05442-221494,223489 Fax :05442-223820 rahitbmirzapur@up-tourism.com
32. Mirzapur Rahi Yatri Niwas, Vindhyachal Hanuman Tiraha, District Mirzapur Ph.05442-242996 rahiyatriniwasvindhyachal@up-tourism.com
33. Moradabad Rahi Tourist Bungalow Delhi Road, Moradabad Ph.0591-2480037 rahipanchal@up-tourism.com
34. Nawabganj Rahi Tourist Bungalow Lucknow Kanpur Road, District Unnao Ph.05143-277050, 277360 rahitbnwabganj@up-tourism.com
35. Neemsar Rahi Tourist Bungalow District Sitapur Ph.05865-251287 rahitbneemsar@up-tourism.com
36. Raibareli Rahi Tourist Bungalow Malik Mau Chauraha District Raibareli Ph.0535-2702072 
Fax. 0535-2702072
rahitbraibareli@up-tourism.com
37. Sant Ravidas Nagar Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Gopiganj Parwatpur, G.T.Road, Gopiganj, Bhadohi Ph:- 05414-232083
38. Sarnath Rahi Tourist Bungalow District Varanasi Ph.0542-2595965,66,67 
Fax :0542-2595379
rahimrigdava@up-tourism.com
39. Sarnath Modern Reception Centre Front of Museum, Sarnath, District Varanasi  Mob:- 9580574420  
40. Sankisa Rahi Tourist Bungalow District Farrukhabad Ph. 05692-264008 rahitbsankisa@up-tourism.com
41. Shahjahanpur Rahi Tourist Bungalow Near Garra Phatak, Shahjahanpur Mob. 9412364407 rahitbshahjahanpur@up-tourism.com
42. Sonauli Rahi Tourist Bungalow District Maharajganj Ph.05522-238201, 238516 Fax: 05522-238516 rahiniranjana@up-tourism.com
43. Sravasti Rahi Tourist Bungalow Katra, Sravasti Ph. 05252-265302 rahitbsravasti@up-tourism.com
44. Varanasi Rahi tourist Bungalow Parade Kothi, Near Cantt. Rly. Station Ph.0542-2208545,2208545, 2208413 Fax :0542-2206638 rahitbvaranasi@up-tourism.com
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Give the details 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 Percentage Increase (+)/ Reduce (-) in comparison to last year
  Indian   Foreigner   Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  2011   15,54,30,364   26,39,072   15,80,69,436   (+) 7.37%   (+) 13.54%   (+) 7.47%
  2012   16,83,81,276   29,89,347   17,13,70,623   (+) 8.33%   (+) 13.27%   (+) 8.41%
  2013   22,65,31,091   32,05,760   22,97,36,851   (+) 34.53%   (+) 7.23%   (+) 34.05%
  2014   18,28,20,108   29,09,735   18,57,29,843   (-) 19.29%   (-) 9.23%   (-) 19.15%
  2015   20,48,88,457   31,04,062   20,79,92,519   (+) 12.07%   (+) 6.67%   (+) 11.98%

NOTE-1: THE TOURIST VISITS IN MAHA KUMBH MELA/ SNAN, Prayagraj IN YEAR-2013 FROM MONTH JANUARY 2013 TO MARCH 2013 OF:- INDIAN TOURIST- 7,83, 15,500 AND FOREIGN TOURIST- 3,50,000 (TOTAL TOURIST- 7,86,65,500 ) IS INCLUDED IN ABOVE FIGURE OF Prayagraj IN YEAR 2013.

NOTE-2: THE TOTAL INDIAN & FOREIGN TOURISTS VISIT IN UTTAR PRADESH IN YEAR 2014 IS REDUCED IN COMPARISON TO YEAR 2013 BECAUSE OF MAHA KUMBH MELA/SNAN Prayagraj IN YEAR 2013.

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Give the holiday list of U.P. Government.
Detail of U.P. Government holiday is as follows:
Gazetted Holidays
S.No. Holiday List Date of Holiday Day of the week
01. Republic Day 26 January, 2019 Saturday
02. Maha Shiv Ratri 04 March, 2019 Monday
03. Holika Dahan 20 March, 2019 Wednesday
04. Holi/ Hazrat Ali's Birthday* 21 March, 2019 Thursday
05. Bank's Opening Day** 01 April, 2019 Monday
06. Ram Navami 13 April, 2019 Saturday
07. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April, 2019 Sunday
08. Mahavir Jayanti 17 April, 2019 Wednesday
09. Good Friday 19 April, 2019 Friday
10. Buddha Purnima 18 May, 2019 Saturday
11. Id-ul-Fitr* 05 June, 2019 Wednesday
12. Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)* 12 August, 2019 Monday
13. Independence Day / Raksha Bandhan 15 August, 2019 Thursday
14. Janmashtami 23 August, 2019 Friday
15. Moharram* 10 September, 2019 Tuesday
16. Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 02 October, 2019 Wednesday
17. Dussehra (Maha Navami) 07 October, 2019 Monday
18. Dussehra (Vijay Dashami) 08 October, 2019 Tuesday
19. Deepawali 27 October, 2019 Sunday
20. Govardhan Puja 28 October, 2019 Monday
21. Bhai Duj/Chitragupt Jayanti 29 October, 2019 Tuesday
22. Id-E-Milad/Barawafat* 10 November, 2019 Sunday
23. Guru Nanak's Birthday/Kartik Poornima 12 November, 2019 Tuesday
24. Christmas Day 25 December, 2019 Wednesday
Restricted Holidays
S.No. List of Holiday Date of Holiday Day of the week
01. New Year Day 01 January, 2019 Tuesday
02. Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 13 January, 2019 Sunday
03. Makar Sankranti 15 January, 2019 Tuesday
04. Jan Nayak Karpuri Thakur B’Day 24 January, 2019 Thursday
05. Basant Panchami 10 February, 2019 Sunday
06. Sant Ravidas Jayanti 19 February, 2019 Tuesday
07. Holi 22 March, 2019 Friday
08. Maharshi Kashyap & Maharaja Nishad Raj Guha Jayanti 05 April, 2019 Friday
09. Cheti Chand 06 April, 2019 Saturday
10. Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Ajmeri  Garib Nawaz Urs 14 April, 2019 Sunday
11. Chandra Shekhar Jayanti 17 April, 2019 Wednesday
12. Estar Saturday 20 April, 2019 Saturday
13. Shab-e-baraat* 21 April, 2019 Sunday
14. Estar Monday 22 April, 2019 Monday
15. Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti 07 May, 2019 Tuesday
16. Lok Nayak Maha Rana Pratap Jayanti 09 May, 2019 Thursday
17. Jamat-Ul-Vida (Alvida)/ Last Friday of Ramjan* 31 May, 2019 Friday
18. Id ul Fitr* 06 June, 2019 Thursday
19. Id-uz-Zuha (Bakrid)* 13 August, 2019 Tuesday
20. Moharram* 11 September, 2019 Wednesday
21. Anant Chaturdashi 12 September, 2019 Thursday
22. Vishwakarma Puja 17 September, 2019 Tuesday
23. Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti 29 September, 2019 Sunday
24. Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) 06 October, 2019 Sunday
25. Maharshi Balmiki Jayanti 13 October, 2019 Sunday
26. Chehallum* 19 October, 2019 Saturday
27. Deepawali (Narak Chaturdasi) 26 October, 2019 Saturday
28. Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel And Acharya Narendra Dev Jayanti 31 October, 2019 Thursday
29. Chhath Puja Parva 02 November, 2019 Saturday
30. Veerangana Uma Devi Sahid Diwas 16 November, 2019 Saturday
31. Guru Teg Bahadur Sahid Diwas 24 November, 2019 Sunday
32. Chaudhary Charan Singh Birthday 23 December, 2019 Monday
33. Christmas Eve 23 December, 2019 Tuesday
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