|This basically sums it all - how can one NOT take a photo of this building?|
As a foreign tourist, we paid for the highest entry fee at 750 Rs, so the shuttle fee to the entrance is included. We still had the soft spoken guide with us for this building. Not only he didn't help us to send the peddlers away like the one in Fatehpur Sikri did, he even conveyed messages from the peddlers to us. = ="
After entering the compound, we lingered a little in front of the Royal Gate to wait for our guide to get his pass.
Once we met up with our guide again, we passed through the main gate and the majestic building was right in front of our eyes. That was when the first picture was taken.
|The pool inside is named The Lotus Pool|
Our jacked-up price ticket also included a pair of plastic bag to cover our shoes. Without the shoe covers, we are to remove our shoes before entering the tomb.
|If this fully covered our shoes, I could wear it when I ride my motorbike on rainy days eh?|
|Entering Taj Mahal|
Taj Mahal mausoleum is flanked by two buildings, a mosque and a guesthouse (Mehmankhana).
We sat down and took time to enjoy the building during the sunset.
Then those photo taking started again. A little girl wanted to have her photo taken with me, according to her father. I hope it was really the girl wanting to have a photo with me instead of her father.. that would be scary. Anyway I obliged. Then a couple of Indian men wanted to have photo with us, I can just imagined our faces plastered over Facebook. = ="
After a few (or many more) photos, we finally left this absolutely stunning building. This mausoleum, is definitely worth the travel!
Side note: Addicted to chilli oil! Specifically dumplings in chilli oil.. yumm