Taj Mahal will soon remain open after sunset for all tourists. Currently, night access to this renowned monument is allowed only during five nights in a month, i.e. during full moon night and on the two nights preceding and following the full moon. During these nights, only 400 tourists in 8 batches of 50 people each are allowed, for which INR 510 and INR 500 per adult and child is charged. Foreigners have to pay INR 750 each for enjoying the night experience of the monument.
The tourists will now be able to witness this beauty at its best under the moonlight. The Union Tourism and Culture Minister, Mr. Prahlad Singh Patel said that the Taj Mahal will now remain open beyond its usual public access time, i.e., 10 AM to 6 PM. He further added that he has been receiving plenty of requests to keep the monument open during nights and has been working constantly to turn it into reality.
As per the new reports, the Tourism Ministry is also planning to illuminate the area around Taj Mahal and develop the infrastructure that would be necessary to manage the night rush. As of now, the Tourism Ministry is working with various departments to get approvals for the new plan.