The majestic Taj Mahal
Yet another place that doesn’t need a lot of introduction. It looks like a fata morgana doesn’t it? Even when you’re standing right in front of the Taj Mahal, it feels like staring at a picture: it is just that perfect.
We didn’t meet a whole lot of tourists in India, but at the Taj the whole world gathered together to look in awe.
They say it’s a monument of love: Shah Jahan, the fifth ruler of the Mughal Empire, built it for his wife. I personally wouldn’t be that thrilled if my boyfriend gave me my own grave as a present, and supposedly chopped off the hands of the men who made it.
Taj Mahal trip summary
- Transport: We took the train to get to Agra and then a taxi to our hotel
- Stay: We stayed at the wonderful Shanti Lodge which has a rooftop terrace with a stunning view of the Taj Mahal
- Food: I got ill in Agra so we didn’t do a lot of restaurants, we mostly ate at the restaurant of our hotel which had simple Western food as well
- Things to do: See the Taj Mahal of course (early in the morning) which was only a 5 min walk from our hotel and have a day trip to Fatehpur Sikri.