Frequently Asked Questions
What are the visiting hours of the Taj Mahal and when does it remain closed?
Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday. Visiting hours are sunrise to sunset.
What are the charges of night viewing of the Taj Mahal?
Rate of Night Viewing Ticket:
Indian (Adult)- Rs 510/-
Foreigner (Adult)- Rs 750/- and Children (3Yrs to 15 Years age)- 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.
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.
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.DISTRICTHOTELADDRESSPHONE 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. Allahabad Rahi Ilawart 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 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. Faizabad Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Ayodhya Near Rly. Station, District Faizabad Ph.05278-232435 rahisaket@up-tourism.com  
14. Faizabad RahiYatri Niwas, Ayodhya Saryu Tat, Near Ram Katha Park, District Faizabad.  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. Kapilvastu Rahi Tourist Bungalow Distt. Siddharthanagar, Ph.05544-261489 rahitbkapilvastu@up-tourism.com
25. Kushinagar (Padrauna) Rahi Pathik Niwas Buddha Marg, District Kushinagar Ph.05564-273045 
Fax :05564-273046
rahipathikniwas@up-tourism.com
26. Lalitpur Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Deogarh Deogarh, District 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. Mathura Rahi Tourist Bungalow 32, Civil Lines Ph.0565-2471822 
Fax :0565-2530310
rahitbmathura@up-tourism.com
30. Mathura Rahi Gokul Restaurant Mathura Delhi by Pass, Mathura gokulmathura@up-tourism.com
31. Mathura Tourist Reception Centre State Bank Crossing, Near Railway Station Road, Mathura  Ph.0565-2400279  trcmathura@up-tourism.com
32. Mathura Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Vrindavan Vrindavan Mathura  Ph.0565-2915041  rahitbvrindavan@up-tourism.com
33. Mahoba Rahi Tourist Bungalow Bajrang Chowk Gandhinagar,District Mahoba Ph.05281-244108 rahitbmahoba@up-tourism.com
34. Mau Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Dohrighat Gotha Bazar, District Mau; Ph.05461-232364 rahitbdohrighat@up-tourism.com
35. Mirzapur Rahi Tourist Bungalow Near Shastri Bridge, Mirzapur Ph.05442-221494,223489 Fax :05442-223820 rahitbmirzapur@up-tourism.com
36. Mirzapur Rahi Yatri Niwas, Vindhyachal Hanuman Tiraha, District Mirzapur Ph.05442-242996 rahiyatriniwasvindhyachal@up-tourism.com
37. Moradabad Rahi Tourist Bungalow Delhi Road, Moradabad Ph.0591-2480037 rahipanchal@up-tourism.com
38. Nawabganj Rahi Tourist Bungalow Lucknow Kanpur Road, District Unnao Ph.05143-277050, 277360 rahitbnwabganj@up-tourism.com
39. Neemsar Rahi Tourist Bungalow District Sitapur Ph.05865-251287 rahitbneemsar@up-tourism.com
40. Lakhimpur Khiri Tiger Forest Den Bansi Nagar, Palia Kalan, Lakhimpur Khiri Ph. 05871-298407 tigerdenpalia@up-tourism.com
41. Raibareli Rahi Tourist Bungalow Malik Mau Chauraha District Raibareli Ph.0535-2702072 
Fax. 0535-2702072
rahitbraibareli@up-tourism.com
42. Sant Ravidas Nagar Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Gopiganj Parwatpur, G.T.Road, Gopiganj, Bhadohi Ph:- 05414-232083
43. Sarnath Rahi Tourist Bungalow District Varanasi Ph.0542-2595965,66,67 
Fax :0542-2595379
rahimrigdava@up-tourism.com
44. Sarnath Modern Reception Centre Front of Museum, Sarnath, District Varanasi  Mob:- 9580574420  
45. Sankisa Rahi Tourist Bungalow District Farrukhabad Ph. 05692-264008 rahitbsankisa@up-tourism.com
46. Shahjahanpur Rahi Tourist Bungalow Near Garra Phatak, Shahjahanpur Mob. 9412364407 rahitbshahjahanpur@up-tourism.com
47. Sonauli Rahi Tourist Bungalow District Maharajganj Ph.05522-238201, 238516 Fax: 05522-238516 rahiniranjana@up-tourism.com
48. Sravasti Rahi Tourist Bungalow Katra, Sravasti Ph. 05252-265302 rahitbsravasti@up-tourism.com
49. Varanasi Rahi tourist Bungalow Parade Kothi, Near Cantt. Rly. Station Ph.0542-2208545,2208545, 2208413 Fax :0542-2206638 rahitbvaranasi@up-tourism.com
Give details of approved state level guides in UP Tourism.
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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 (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 1683.81 19.94 1703.76
2013 2265.31 32.06 2297.37
2014 1828.20 29.10 1857.30
* P = Provisional

Note- The tourist arrival in Mahakumbh Mela/Snan Allahabad in year 2013 from Jan. 2013 to March 2013 is : Indian tourist-7,83,15,500 and Foreign tourist-3,50,000 (Total tourist -7,86,65,500) is included in above figure.
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
1. Jan Nayak Karpuri Thakur B’Day 24 January, 2017 Tuesday
2. Republic Day 26 January, 2017 Thursday
3. Maha Shiv Ratri 24 February, 2017 Friday
4. Holika Dahan 12 March, 2017 Sunday
5. Holi 13 March, 2017 Monday
6. Bank's Opening Day** 01 April, 2017 Saturday
7. Ram Navami 04 April, 2017 Tuesday
8. Maharshi Kashyap & Maharaja Nishad Raj Guh Jayanti 05 April, 2017 Wednesday
9. Cheti Chand 08 April, 2017 Saturday
10. Mahavir Jayanti 09 April, 2017 Sunday
11. Hazrat Ali's Birthday* 11 April, 2017 Tuesday
12. Good Friday/ Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti/ Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Ajmeri  Garib Nawaz Urs 14 April, 2017 Friday
13. Chandra Shekhar Jayanti 17 April, 2017 Monday
14. Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti 28 April, 2017 Friday
15. Lok Nayak Maha Rana Pratap Jayanti 09 May, 2017 Tuesday
16. Buddha Purnima 10 May, 2017 Wednesday
17. Jamat-Ul-Vida (Alvida)/ Last Friday of Ramjan* 23 June, 2017 Friday
18. Id-ul-Fitr* 26 June, 2017 Monday
19. Raksha Bandhan 07 August, 2017 Monday
20. Independence Day/Janmashtami 15 August, 2017 Tuesday
21. Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)* 02 September, 2017 Saturday
22. Vishwakarma Puja 17 September, 2017 Sunday
23. Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti 21 September, 2017 Thursday
24. Dussehra (Maha Navami) 29 September, 2017 Friday
25. Dussehra (Vijay Dashami) 30 September, 2017 Saturday
26. Moharram* 01 October, 2017 Sunday
27. Gandhi Jayanti 02 October, 2017 Monday
28. Maharshi Balmiki Jayanti 05 October, 2017 Thursday
29. Deepawali 19 October, 2017 Thursday
30. Govardhan Puja 20 October, 2017 Friday
31. Bhai Duj/Chitragupt Jayanti 21 October, 2017 Saturday
32. Chhath Puja Parva 26 October, 2017 Thursday
33. Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel And Acharya Narendra Dev Jayanti 31 October, 2017 Tuesday
34. Guru Nanak's Birthday/Kartik Poornima 04 November, 2017 Saturday
35. Id-E-Milad/Barawafat* 02 December, 2017 Saturday
36. Chaudhary Charan Singh Birthday 23 December, 2017 Saturday
37. Christmas Day 25 December, 2017 Monday
Restricted Holidays
S.No. List of Holiday Date of Holiday Day of the week
1. New Year Day 01 January, 2017 Sunday
2. Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 05 January, 2017 Thursday
3. Makar Sankranti 14 January, 2017 Saturday
4. Basant Panchami 01 February, 2017 Wednesday
5. Sant Ravidas Jayanti 10  February, 2017 Friday
6. Estar Saturday 15 April, 2017 Saturday
7. Estar Monday 17 April, 2017 Monday
8. Shab-e-baraat* 12  May, 2017 Friday
9. Id ul Fitr* 27 June, 2017 Tuesday
10. Id-uz-Zuha (Bakrid)* 03 September, 2017 Sunday
11. Anant Chaturdashi 03 September, 2017 Tuesday
12. Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) 28 September, 2017 Thursday
13. Moharram* 02 October, 2017 Monday
14. Deepawali (Narak Chaturdasi) 18 October, 2017 Wednesday
15. Chehallum* 09 November,2017 Thursday
16. Veerangana Uma Devi Sahid Diwas 16 November,2017 Thursday
17. Guru Teg Bahadur Sahid Diwas 24 November, 2017 Friday
18. Christmas Eve 24 December, 2017 Sunday
Give the details of paying guest accommodation in Agra.
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