Visit Taj Mahal To Witness Spellbinding Moon Lighting During Sharad Purnima

by Vinita Jain
Visit Taj Mahal To Witness Spellbinding Moon Lighting During Sharad Purnima

During Sharad Purnima the Taj Mahal, which is made of white marble sparkles beautifully. And to witness the moonlight’s exclusive shine, the monument will remain open at night. Yes, this time Taj Mahal will be open for four nights i.e. from October 8 to 11. This year Sharad Purnima is observed on the intervening night of the 9th and 10th of October. Although, last year it remained open for five nights.

Why Do Visitors Flock To Taj Mahal During Sharad Purnima?

The reason behind this sparking glow of the Taj Mahal during Sharad Purnima is a phenomenon called ‘Chamki’. Chamki is a phenomenon in which the monument’s marble glows when the moonlight falls on it from different angles. According to Business Insider, Senior archaeologist Rajkumar Patel said that the Taj Mahal shall remain closed on Fridays. This is because tourists can visit the monument at nights for four days from Saturday to Tuesday.

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At this time, tourists from all over the world are lining up to visit the marble monument. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after the demise of his loved spouse Mumtaz, the white marble mausoleum is taken considered a symbol of their everlasting love.

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Know All About The Ticket Facilities

Taj Mahal Sharad Purnima
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The night viewing facility is only available to 400 people. It’s divided into 8 slots from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Each group can stay inside the premises for a maximum of 30 minutes.

Tickets are available for night viewing reservations. You can purchase it at the ASI office counter the day before the event. Remember, the tickets must be booked at least one day in advance. Tickets can be booked from 10 am to 6 am. There is also a provision to cancel the tickets until 1 pm.

Adult ticket is priced at ₹510 (Indians) and ₹750 (Foreigners). The ticket price for children (ages 3-15) is ₹500.

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For further details regarding this check out the official website.

News Source: Business Insider

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