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After traveling almost four weeks through India we finally made it to the Taj Mahal, wonder of the world.  Here is our quick tour of the Taj Mahal in photos.

Taj Mahal in Photos

On our first day in Agra we went to the sunrise point of the Taj Mahal.  Here we had our first views of the Taj Mahal.

Earth Trekkers Taj Mahal

Kara Rivenbark Taj Mahal


Our second day in Agra we woke up early for sunrise views of the Taj Mahal. This is the main gate of the Taj Mahal.

Entrance to the Taj Mahal


We were visiting on a Saturday, the busiest day of the week, and even at 7 am it was very crowded here.

Crowds at Taj Mahal


Here are some views of the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal Earth Trekkers

Tim Tyler Kara Taj Mahal

Julie Tyler Kara Taj Mahal


Kara was feeling a little sad because Simba, the little lion she has been carrying everywhere since South Africa, was not permitted in the Taj Mahal.  While we were sightseeing Simba was napping in a locker.

Kara Rivenbark

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal at Sunrise

Taj Mahal Tilework

Taj Mahal Close Up


When visiting the inside of the Taj Mahal we had to remove our shoes.

Tyler Kara Taj Mahal


This is a view from the Taj Mahal, looking back to the main gate.

View from Taj Mahal


Family photos at the Taj Mahal.

And one final view of the Taj Mahal.

Cool View Taj Mahal

Hope you enjoyed our favorite Taj Mahal photos. From here we travel north to New Delhi.  We have about ten days left of our grand tour of India, but who’s counting…

More Information about India

OUR EXPERIENCES IN INDIA: We entered India by driving across the border from Bhutan. From here, we visited Darjeeling during Diwali, then Mumbai, Udaipur, and Jaipur. 

TEMPLES IN INDIA: Learn how to visit Ranakpur Temple when driving between Udaipur and Jodhpur. The carvings at the temples in Khajuraho feature images from the Kama Sutra.

TRAVEL QUOTES: Here are 60 travel quotes to feed your wanderlust.

TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD: Learn more how to plan a trip around the world in our Around the World Travel Guide. You can also read our 13 Month Around the World Itinerary and a recap about our around the world trip.


Are you planning a trip to India? Read all of our articles about India in our India Travel Guide.

 Visiting the Taj Mahal


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  2. Avatar for Joseph

    Hi there,

    I just found your blog and was redirected from your Elephant ride post in Jaipur. You had mentioned that the begging/pestering in Agra was worse than in your time in Jaipur. Could you please elaborate or if I missed the post, could you direct me to it? Thanks! Loved the pics

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      We don’t have a separate post on Agra. However, in Agra we got more requests from tuk-tuk drivers and guides than almost any other city in India we visited (the only place that was worse was Khajuraho). The tuk-tuk drivers would literally drive next to us, almost stalking us, asking to give us a ride. Once that driver finally left, another took his place. Tim and I went for a jog in Agra one morning and even then we got offered a ride more than once. It’s annoying, but it’s also kind of funny. Everyone is always friendly and good natured, but they can be very persistent. Cheers, Julie

  3. Avatar for carla

    Hi there, I just stumbled across your blog and find it fascinating thank you so much for doing this.

    My daughter and I are planning a trip to Thailand in November for the lantern festival in Chiang Mai and visit a few other places there too.

    But she has always wanted to visit the Taj Mahal! this trip is her college graduation present and I am considering making a stop in India From Bangkok to visit Agra for 2 nights and maybe Delhi for 2 nights. Is this a place you would recommend? I really don’t have a desire to see much more of India although I loved all your photos and your blog. Would appreciate any input you could offer.


    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      If it is something she really wants to see, then it is worth it. It is a bit quick to visit India for only a few days just to see the Taj Mahal, but I understand why you want to do it this way. Delhi can be overwhelming, especially for first time visitors. Jaipur may be a better option and it is also close to Agra. Now, you will get a brief taste of India, and who knows, maybe you’ll want to come back someday! Cheers, Julie

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