– Suman Pokhrel
The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is in the cooler winter months.
I highly recommend visiting at sunrise for a magical morning glow and less crowds
Just bring yourself and a camera! The less stuff you have the better.
If you don't want to book a tour, you can buy a ticket for entrance + mausoleum for 1250 INR. There are also guides you can hire on site. The lines get long very early, so arrive at sunrise to avoid a long wait.
There is no official dress code, but I recommend something plain and modest. I wore this indo-western kurta with jeans.
A few more important things to know about your visit: - Avoid the monkeys! - Bargain if you want to buy any souvenirs (cut the price in half, at least!) - Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays
2. Courtyard Marriott
3. MOMO Cafe
Ultra luxury, requires reservations
Typical breakfast buffet
Upscale Indian breakfast
After your early morning, grab some breakfast at one of these options