We set our alarms for 4.30am, usually this would be closer to the time we go to bed but today we had reason to be up early, we were going to see the Taj! we walked from our hotel to the ticket office, a red pyramid like building around 1km from the Taj Paid the 750 rupee entrance fee and jumped on a electric golf cart to the front gate.
The average temperature so far for our trip has been 42 degrees and to go outside this morning and for it to actually be quite cool was a bit strange, it was so nice to be able to be outside without it feeling like somebody was blowing you with a hairdryer!
When we arrived there was only around 5 people in the queue which was great, this meant we would have the Taj almost to ourselves! they open the gates at sunrise which is around 5.30 so make sure to get there before this time if you want to catch the sunrise.
The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his 3rd wife who died giving birth to their 14th child, it took 20 years to complete and no matter what side you look at it from, it is the exact same view!
It really is one of the Most amazing things I’ve ever seen and to get to see it with the sun rising from behind made it that little bit more special, it was definitely worth getting up at that ungodly hour to see it. Check out our India Page to read more about our indian adventure or check out the Photo Album to see more pictures like these!