Taj Mahal

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1. Posted by Beckiboo (Respected Member 134 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Has anyone ever stayed at (or near) the Taj Mahal? It's my boyfriend's birthday on 21st Nov and I want to make it extra special. The plan is to book a fancy hotel near the Taj Mahal and stay there for a night.

Is it better to see early in the morning (I've heard the sunrise is amazing from behind it) or go there at night? (supposed to be very romantic).

Is it worth booking a tour or just going there on the day and sorting one out?

Thanks in advance!

2. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

There are many 5star and other star hotels in Agra.

Suggest you to visit early in the morning.
Not sure if they allow you at night.However if it is a full moon day then some limited number of tourists are allowed.Just check it out fro the latest information.
My personal opinion is that it is not necessary to book a tour.You can go on your own.
Just be a bit careful of touts there.

Have a nice time.

3. Posted by weaversgal (Full Member 107 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

when i was there in feb the sun did not rise behind the taj mahal nor did it set behind it! personally i was very disappointed by the whole thing as i had seen some fantastic temples in other parts of india but left the taj till last because of its reputation... i went for sunrise & it was raining also lol and sunset was very cloudy too...
not sure about rooms near there as i was told it was a bad area to stay in so we stayed outside and got a rickshaw to take us there & pick us up an hour 1/2 later...

4. Posted by Travel_N (Inactive 161 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

yea - dont book a tour...its not necessary - u cud jus read up a bit of history on the web and u'll be fine...

thing about the taj is - its a very touristy places, and sometimes too many people can take away the 'feel' of a place... try and be thee on a weekday... the taj looks beautiful in the evening though... not sure about sunrise!

mugalay sheraton is anice option - but not sure how close it si too the taj!