A September 1992 trip
to Agra by RSchoettger
Quote: Of all of man's endeavors with building an ultimate structure, nothing comes close to the Taj Mahal, a true labor of love. Experiencing a full day at this site casts different shades of light on the Taj as the sun shifts across the sky.
We then returned at the height of the noon day and were totally surprised by the brilliant white of the structure. This was the time we extensively toured the area, which included inside the main mausoleum. Also, it was advantageous to view the fine detail of the building up-close.
We again returned at sunset and enjoyed yet another view of the Taj, with a different shade of orange. Again, there was a shortage of people, which allowed us to just sit and appreciate this true wonder of the world. Unfortunately, we did not make it back at night, as we had a new moon.
Without question, the visits to the Taj at different times of the day were wonderful, and trust me, you do not grow tired of looking at this. It is worth spending a full day here.
2. Do go at different times of the day. A must.
3. We had the pleasure of traveling to the Taj via elephant from the hotel. If you have a chance, do so as it adds to the thrill.
4. Take a lot of film or plenty of room for digital. It is very easy to take picture after picture.
5. Try to go on a sunny day. Use the sun to your advantage.
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