Moonlight Taj Visits

For five nights each month - the night of the full moon and the two days before and after - the Taj Mahal compound is open for moonlight viewings. With the exception of Fridays when the Taj Mahal compound is closed to non-Muslims for religious services at the mosque on the grounds, and during the holy month of Ramadan, night viewings of the Taj Mahal can be easily arranged.

Only 400 tickets are available per evening, and guests should plan in advance with one of our India Travel Specialists so ticket and scheduling availability can be confirmed. The following table lists the dates around each month’s full moon - excluding Fridays for religious services - when tickets can be purchased for night viewings of the Taj Mahal. The compound is closed for nearly a month each year during Ramadan, and the table is marked accordingly for those dates.


FULL MOON (POORNIMA NIGHT) YEAR - 2019 TO 2020


Month /Year 2019 2020
January 19, 20, 21, 22, 23   8, 9, 11, 12
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 6, 8, 9, 10
March 18, 19, 20, 21 17, 18, 19, 21
April 17, 18, 20, 21 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
May Closed  Closed
June 15, 16, 17, 18, 19   3, 4, 6, 7
July 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 2, 4, 5, 6
August 13, 14, 15, 17 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 30, 31
September 12, 14, 15, 16 1, 2, 3, 29, 30
October 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 1, 3, 29, 31
November 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 1, 2, 28, 29, 30
December 10, 11, 12, 14 1, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31