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Visiting the Taj Mahal, Agra

Posted: 12 Apr 2010. Updated: 05 Jun 2020

The Taj certainly lived up to my expectation.

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We were first in line when we arrived at the west gate ticket office at 5:40am. After another "Sir - I have no change" conversation at the ticket desk, we moved to another queue closer to the west gate. Just after 6:00am the gates opened, and we rushed to find the Taj before the sun came up.

I appreciated the un-spoilt view of the Taj, taking lots of pictures before the wave of tourists turned up to pollute the tranquil landscape.

Onwards to Delhi.

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