Best Time to Visit Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World’, is the most visited historical Mughal monument of India. Known as ‘Epitome of Love’, Taj Mahal is frequented throughout the year by the tourists – domestic & international. Improved infrastructure, increased disposable income and growing interest in tourism have contributed a lot in turning Taj Mahal in Agra a popular tourist attraction. A tourist must be aware of climate, weather, rush hours, holidays, closing & opening days etc to plan a trip to Taj Mahal, a popular tourist attraction of Agra. A tourist must be aware of climate, weather, rush hours, holidays, closing & opening days etc to plan a trip to Taj Mahal.
Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, remains extremely dry and hot from April to June. This is the time when schools and collages remain closed on summer vacation. So, Indian families have leisure time to plan a visit to Taj Mahal. Being lean / off-season in tourism parlance, hotels and transportation are available at the lowest price. Thus, during summer season, Taj Mahal tour becomes a value-for-money proposition. But for a westerner, it will be too hot. So, a foreign tourist is advised to visit Taj Mahal during dawn hours when it looks amazing and the climate remains comparatively cool. This is also least-rush time.
In India, July, August & September are months characterized by heavy rain. The conventional rainy season is called ‘monsoon’ in India. The weather remains a pleasantly cool but a bit humid. The hotels and transport are available at lower price. Comparatively, there happens to be less rush and crowd during these months.
The high season runs from October to March. The weather conditions offer much more comfortable visiting conditions. The climate remains cooler. The months of October, November and February are most preferred months to visit Taj Mahal, even if the number of tourists remains at its peak. Hotel and transport rates peak during these months.
Keeping in view the weather conditions, rush of visitors, hotel rates, transport prices etc, September and March turns out to be most preferred. In September, the weather is still a little humid but the mornings and evenings are pleasant and you can enjoy good deals. In addition, the Taj Mahal looks very serene. The month of March is another good option to avoid the crowds and long lines.