When We Visited The Taj Mahal!
Our First Try
Second Time Lucky
One week later (after Jaipur and Udaipur) we arrived back for a second go.
We wanted to make sure we were first in the line, so we headed to the Eastern Gate at 5am and waited till it opened at sunrise which was 6.30am. Buses and buses of tours turned up just after us so we were glad we got there so early. Quite a lot of people stopped to take pictures from just beyond the entrance but we carried on to this spot and managed to get this picture just in time, with no people in!
The Boat Behind The Taj
Not many people know about this boat, as there’s only one of them and it belongs to one of the locals. But you can pay him around 500 (depends how much you can haggle) to ride out onto the river to see an angle of the Taj that many people don’t get the chance to see. This can be found if you go outside of the Eastern Gate and follow the wall round. You will be walking around the Taj on a dusty road, and will eventually come to a river. You’re welcome!
Taking pictures from inside the Taj isn’t allowed, which is a shame as inside really is as beautiful as the outside. Before visiting this mesmerizing wonder of the world, I didn’t even know that this building was one of the greatest love gestures of all time. In a nutshell, for those who don’t know…
In 1643, the emperor at the time Shah Jahan, built this structure to be the tomb for his favorite wife. But he was overthrown by his own son before the building was finally completed, meaning he was never able to properly enjoy it.
What was your favourite thing about the Taj?