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newcastle
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best time to visit

i am sure this question has been asked many times but when is the best time to visit India. we are wanting to do the golden triange and and able to travel any time of the year. Thanks

Nowy Sacz, Poland
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1. Re: best time to visit

The latter part of the UK winter - say February - is a good time. January can still be cool, late March it will be getting hot. Summer is way too hot.

Nottingham, United...
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2. Re: best time to visit

Jan - Feb is ideal IMHO, but dont go on a Friday.

Best time of day is early am, and try to depart Taj by 10 am. Thats when the Taj express arrives from Delhi with thousands of visitors.

Nowy Sacz, Poland
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3. Re: best time to visit

Orbis' friday rule is re the Taj Mahal - closed all day Fridays.

Nottingham, United...
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4. Re: best time to visit

Thanks for picking up on that John.

Because I saw Agra, I was only thinking Taj, and should have been thinking Golden triangle.

Sorry all, its early onset of something

Winnipeg, Canada
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5. Re: best time to visit

you always hear about not going in the summer, but we went last month (August 2012) and we loved it. I guess it wasn't techinically summer, as that seems to be May/June in India. We were there in monsoon season. We had very little rain and some days no rain at all. If it did rain it was overnight or for an hour or so.

What we like about this time of year was there were barely any other tourists! No lines anywhere, no crowds, it was lovely! Low season means everything is cheaper :)

Jo

Agra
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6. Re: best time to visit

If you are thinking of doing Golden Triangle the best time begins now....Oct to March is the best time to visit....5-6 nights are good enough to do GT.

Thanks and Regards

Rashid Agra

agra
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7. Re: best time to visit

oct to march is season time and good time...

winter for us...approx 18'c to 20'c daytime

night time 8'c to 12'c

late december and january has fog.

july august sept is rainy time here, so hot with humidity

april may june march are dry hot.....

Jaipur
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8. Re: best time to visit

Hi,

Consider to visit Taj at full moon light.....

- The Taj Mahal by moonlight shall be open on Full moon day and 2 days before and 2 days after the full moon.

- On every Friday, it shall remain closed. ( even for moonlight visit it shall remain closed on Friday ).

FULL MOON (POORNIMA IN NIGHT) YEAR-2010 TO 2020 :

Month 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

January 08 26 15 04 23 11 01/31 20 10

February 07 25 14 03 22 10 - 19 08

March 07 26 16 05 22 12 01/30 20 09

April 06 25 14 03 21 10 29 18 07

May 05 24 14 03 21 10 28 18 06

June 03 22 12 02 19 08 27 16 05

July 03 22 11 01/30 19 08 27 16 04

August 01/30 20 10 29 17 07 25 14 03

September 29 18 08 27 16 05 24 13 01

October 29 18 07 26 15 05 24 13 01/31

November 27 16 06 25 14 03 22 11 29

December 27 16 05 24 13 03 22 11 29

newcastle
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Thank you for your replies. I was thinking of going early March so that fits in with most of the advice given . So excited

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10. Re: best time to visit

Early March is good time to do golden triangle. You can expect clear sky sunshine and good pictures.

deepak