Abode of Love - Taj Mahal

12th Aug 2019
Day 1

So everyone has an idea what Taj Mahal looks like or what's its importance in our archaeological history, but as quoted by Staci Hart "To live is to feel So You know you are Real". This is the importance of feeling things when they are actually in front of you and not by looking at those pictures having a long lie-in on Sundays.

I visited Taj Mahal in the last semester of my college as one of my friends belonged to Agra and she urged us to visit it at least once. Till that time even we didn't have that impression that it would be so great.

We, a group of five, got up early morning on Sunday, did our breakfast and started with our journey to Agra from Noida. The journey is 190 kilometres and takes around 3 hours to reach as Yamuna Expressway is one of the best roads ever built.(surely you need to give the toll tax for that) We enjoyed our trip to Agra by listening to songs and playing games.
There is a spot/cafe near a petrol pump where you can take a pause and eat if you want anything.
We reached Agra and straight away went to Taj Mahal.
The weather was awesome that day with very little of sunlight. There were so many tourists from various places across the globe who had come just to see the monuments sheer beauty.

To our surprise, it was a little crowded but as I entered the monument I was awestruck by the archaeological work performed.
We took some cliched pictures as you would have seen people trying to top their creativity level.
You can see a fountain in front of it and lots of greenery around.
We stayed there for an hour or more and then went to my friend's house for lunch.

After resting for some time, we headed our way back to the college.
It was one of the best productive getaways and we really enjoyed it.

Photo of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India by Prashant Chahal
Photo of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India by Prashant Chahal
Photo of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India by Prashant Chahal