Everyone takes photos of the Taj Mahal. Once you arrive it is probably the very first thing to do. As we entered the gate it seemed like all of Agra was right there with us trying to snap the exact same photo we were trying for. So few images of the Taj however seem to really encompass the reflecting pool that sits beneath it.
For this photo we got a lot closer to the Taj Mahal and then took the picture with all the water we could include. Most photos of the Taj Mahal focus on the Taj Mahal, and indeed with good reason….This one stands out for me though because of the reflection in the water and it stands as one of my favorites from the entire day. What’s really remarkable is how peaceful this photo feels in comparison to the parking lot just a few hundred meters away. 🙂
IF YOU GO: We based ourselves in Delhi and made the Taj Mahal a day trip. For us this worked great but we missed out on seeing the Agra Fort. If you have more time, we’d recommend going and spending at least a night or two in Agra and then continuing onto Jaipur to complete the the triangle with Delhi.
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