Located just outside the city of Agra in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal is among the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the world. A symbol of love and tragedy.
The walk up to the monument is lined with handicraft stalls. There were security checks at the entrance and already a long queue of tourists by the time I got there. However, once I passed the gates, it was like being transported into a different era. Surrounded by lush green gardens and magnificent Mughal architecture. Even the air seemed majestic. I quickly made my way through the east gate, and the Taj was there in all its glory and splendour.
It was simply breath-taking and the structure looked divine with its white marble gleaming against the clear blue sky. Slowly, as if waking up from a slumber, I began the touristy ritual of taking photographs from all angle. Moving ahead I saw people were lined up to get their photos taken on the famous Princess Diana bench.
To think that even at 6:00 a.m, the place was thronged with tourists from different countries, conversing in all sorts of languages from Japanese to French to German and of course Punjabi!
Do visit this beauty and feel the exotic moment being in one of the most wondrous monument in the world and get drowned in the artistic beauty of the glorious TAJ!!