There are some places in the world that no picture can live up to. The Taj Mahal is one such place. We all know what it looks like but it’s not until you see it in person that you realise how big it really is. It’s majestic! Built in the 17th century as a mausoleum for the wife of a Mughal ruler, it has since become an iconic landmark – easily one of the most (if not the most) recognised in India.
Due to its deserved popularity it sees a lot of visitors daily, which is why visiting early in the morning offers a better chance of avoiding the huge crowds that flock to Agra to see this beautiful tomb. The interior is nowhere near as spectacular (it’s actually pretty underwhelming) as the exterior but the views from just about anywhere in the gardens make a trip to see this wonder of the world absolutely worth it.