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Celebration of Shah Jahan's Urs at Taj Mahal

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Celebration of Shah Jahan's Urs at Taj Mahal

This Urs take place every year in Agra at Taj mahal and it is the 359th death anniversary of Shah Jahan. It runs at Taj mahal for 03 days and this time its staring from 05th June ( Wed ) and will end on 07th June'13 ( Fri ).

Thousands of people participate in this Urs, and during this period Taj mahal is free for every tourist in the second half of the day i.e. there are charges from sunrise till 14:00 hrs and its free after 14:00 hrs until it get closed. And it would be for 02 days on 05th & 06th June.

And as it comes to end i.e. on last day of this Urs, its completely free from sunrise until sunset.

As we all know that Taj is closed on every Friday but as Urs is ending on Friday, 07th June'13, so it will open on this day also.

During the above period the Taj mahal becomes very crowded mainly on the last day as all local persons enter there free of cost. So, if anyone wants to save the entrance fee of Taj then they can visit during the above given time.

Or if you don't want to see Taj in such a crowd then it is recommended to visit during the paid hours and on 03rd day one can start at sunrise.

Happy visit during this urs

Cheers!!!!!!!

Arun Agra

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1. Re: Celebration of Shah Jahan's Urs at Taj Mahal

Hi Arun,

I believe that Taj would remain "CLOSED" on Friday (07th June'13) as usual. However it would be open only for prayer as it happens every Friday but NOT for visitors.

Thanks

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2. Re: Celebration of Shah Jahan's Urs at Taj Mahal

Arun,s information is right.

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3. Re: Celebration of Shah Jahan's Urs at Taj Mahal

Hi Deepak Ji,

I have just rechecked it with one of ASI (Archaeological Survey of India)'s staff and have been told that it would be closed for tourists on Friday, 7th June'13.

Could you please reassure and confirm if it's open for tourists on Friday as well.

Kind Regards

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4. Re: Celebration of Shah Jahan's Urs at Taj Mahal

Hi,

Thank you, it has been clarified.

Regards

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5. Re: Celebration of Shah Jahan's Urs at Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal will remain open on Friday (7 June) due to Urs of Shah Jahan.

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