The Taj Mahal

The opulent beauty is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

I’m happy to report the Taj Mahal absolutely lives up to its name. Unfortunately, the interior is sacred so you can’t take photos, but the designs inlaid in marble were intricate works of art.

I was awed. You can expect crowds and the ever-frustrating processes of India but it is amazing.

If you truly want to get a sunrise photo, get in line long before opening time and be prepared to be assertive.  If you’re more like me and just there to see it, be prepared to be patient.

Who are these people? I have no idea. People here like to get photos with western tourists so it’s dangerous to stand still for too long at tourist traps. If you do, you run the risk of becoming a model in multiple family photos. Mothers just hand over their babies and tell the other children to crowd around for photos. Once you say yes to one family, they all gather around for photos until you eventually have to cut them off and make for the exit.