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Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

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Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

Aloha, and thank you for taking the time to answer this question.

We will be staying at the ITC Mughal Sheraton and have a private driver.

We would like to visit the Taj Mahal for sunrise as I heard it is the best time.

We will be going on a Saturday in Early May.

Which gate would be good to go through?

I heard that the East gate is quite a hike to the ticket office and back.

Also looking for a place that we could easily meet our driver ( who will be parked) after so we can head back to DEL Airport.

One other question please :)

They say be limited in what you bring, so should i bring a small purse with just camera and iPhone? and some money and leave rest inside of car? Just nervous leaving my bigger purse and wallet.

Thank you kindly

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1. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

Dear Angelina,

Eastern gate would be the best entrance to the Taj Mahal,you will get the tickets from the area just besides the car parking.

Matchbox, cigarettes, lighters, leather products etc are not allowed,you can leave most things in your car or hotel. Best would be to leave things in the hotel,so that you can go back and have breakfast and shower too after visiting Taj.

Thanks

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2. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

Thank you so much

We are supposed to leave from there if I'm not mistaken.

Leather products? My small hand bag is leather. Will that not allow me in?

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3. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

Also I heard the Eastern gates ticket office is far away from the gate itself Is this true?

Can I also wear my money belt to secure things safely?

Edited: 03 April 2014, 03:29
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4. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

Hi,

You are right, the ticket window is far from the gate, but there are golf cars available to take you to the Taj, it's free of cost aas it is a complimentary service with your ticket.

And you can take purse or money belt with you. Coming back to the hotel will also not take much of time and then you can take the Yamuna Expressway to Delhi.

Thanks

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5. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

Hi Angelina,

suggestions for East gate is all right .I have noticed that most of the groups for sunrise enter by East gate ,

and it became a crowded at that time so Enter through the west gate is also a good options.

Taj mahal tickets - You can buy the ticket in advance . Tickets available at Agra fort- Taj mahal parkings , delhi Humanyu tomb.

Parking - the best you can ask your driver ,

Bags are allowed- it is scaned but be limited to save your time for scanning, checking etc ..

please check the entire list what is not allowed-

Electronic articles , Ligjters , ciggeretes , chewgum, eatable , Torch, any marketing articles, etc etc.

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What you can carry with you - water , camera , mobile, medicine, Socks,

agra
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6. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

At Sunrise time West gate would be good choice.

A driver or guide can buy ticket for you a day before. It save your time to enter the Taj at earliest to have photo without anyone.

Battery cars are running from all gates to respective parking.

No need to be worried.

Hope it help

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Thank you so much guys :)

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8. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

Start your tour at 06:00 AM it is worth to visit Taj Mahal at that time

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9. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

So should I be there by 5:45?

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10. Re: Best Gate to go through for Taj Mahal .

Hi-

West gate is best to go to visit sunrise Tajmahal. During sunrise east gate is always crowded. Sunrise time is 6:05 am and booking window will open 30 minutes before. Your hotel is about 1 km. from the ticket window, so you start at 5:20 am.

Arun