About 2-hour train ride from Hazrat Nizamudin railway station in capital New Delhi, there is ancient town named Agra. Agra is a very loud country side, warmer than the breeze in Delhi, and tourism is definitely the pillar that supports its whole system. The reason why I said that is because this town welcomes more than 5 million visitors annually.
Why such a huge number? You don’t know what is Agra famous for? You may never hear of Agra previously but it is the home to one of the greatest monuments, piece of arts, and architectural marvels one could ever see. Taj Mahal is somewhere around the town. And those 5 million people want to see it badly.
The best time to queue up to get into the Taj area is as soon after you wake up seriously. The place will get crowded in just one hour after the gate is open.
The Southern Gate, one of the entrances towards Taj Mahal
From this point, there was a sense of not believing what you just saw. I felt that way and I bet all of us were feeling it too. Although some of the towers were being maintaned, it was still the most breathtaking sight anyone could ever experience.
If I am not mistaken, we entered the Taj at 7 something and left around 1pm. 6 hours of wonderfully breathtaking and wow moments. It was totally worth it. Taj Mahal really set the standard high for any architectural masterpiece to match and definitely lived the hype.
Please plan a trip to Taj Mahal in the future. One out of three times I would recommend it if someone asked me to name one place they should go before they die.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end eventually. Leaving for Delhi in the evening. We didn’t plan to visit Agra Fort and some other notable places in Agra because time and money forbid. God knew how broke we were at that time. But the experience was absolutely priceless and I could not trade anything with it. See you next time, Agra