Agra, Taj Mahal


Agra, Taj Mahal

We first visited India in December 2008 spending about a month travelling all over this incredible country.  We came away wanting to go back there as soon as possible. I love the craziness and vibrancy of India and from a photographer/videographers perspective, there’s a picture or film to be captured everywhere you look.

Trip date

December 2008

What we did

In all the time we’ve spent in India I can’t think of a single time when we weren’t made to feel welcome. Yes, it’s got its problems like crushing poverty for millions of people but it’s not a reason not to go. Just be aware you are likely to see some upsetting scenes if you step out the comfort zone of your resort or hotel.

In fact, as I write this my sister and her partner are heading off to India for a relatively short (first class trip). They are going to the Taj Mahal as part of an organised trip. I wonder what they’ll make of it.

The Taj Mahal is located in the city of Agra, Utter Pradesh. We stayed in Agra for a couple of nights so we didn’t have to rush.

Tickets are available at numerous locations near the Taj. You can also buy tickets online (see links in the footer) Currently it’s about £11 for foreigners to get in and it’s open from sunrise to sunset. The Taj is not open on Fridays.


It’s always busy at the Taj Mahal


The entrance of the Taj Mahal


You’re expected to wear foot coverings when you enter the Taj Mahal





Red sandstone Mosque within the grounds of the Taj Mahal


The rear of the Taj Mahal


The Yumana river


Looking out across the Yamuna river at the back of the Taj Mahal


The view from the roof garden of our hotel

Even though the whole time we were in Agra it was quite hazy this was an amazing place to sit, eat and drink while staring at this magnificent building in the distance.

Map of Agra

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