Taj Mahal is one of the most crowded places I have visited during these months. Probably because it is one wonder of the world and what a beautiful impressive one. The fact that it was built with a love story behind turns this marble masterpiece into something more special.
That’s a dream come true for me: be able to see one of the World’s wonders, the Taj Mahal. And the story helps a lot to impress you. The hands of its makers were cut so anything similar could rise on earth, this fact turns each detailed flower that decorates the mausoleum even more interesting. It gives me chills just to think about how it was made and how the builders were probably very badly treated. Each stone is embodied on the marble, such a meticulous hard task. I spent almost 3 hours in the complex, but I was taking my time very slowly. I just want to admire each inch of this place. Well, when you hear about Taj, you only see the white mausoleum itself but it has more to see inside its walls. And its position just along the river is very relaxing. This place was totally overcrowded.
Long files of Indians form outside its walls as their ticket is cheaper, so foreigners have priority. I didn’t know about this fact inside Taj, so as I saw a line I just joined and stayed there with the others. I wasn’t seeing much foreigners around me at that point so I waited just like them. What more bothers me now is that those Indians knew I wasn’t supposed to line up, but they weren’t capable of telling me anything about it. So there I stand walking a few inches in minutes until I get really close to the entrance. That’s when the security guys ask me why the hell am I in that line. And I’m like, how the hell am I supposed to know that the line is just for Indians? There are no signs about it…
Finally, they told me to advance and I got to the area of the mausoleum. You need to wear shoe pads to avoid any damage to the masterpiece marble floor. Personally, I think that Agra Fort and even Baby Taj are way more detailed than Taj Mahal itself. But Taj is unique and it’s definitely worth the nomination of a wonder of the world.
I couldn’t get inside Taj Mahal with my travel buddy: SpongeBob. Security is really hard here so you feel very safe.
You can’t take pictures inside the mausoleum of this wonder of the world.