Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Taj experience

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Visiting Taj atleast once in a life time is almost everyone's dream....mine too..

We happened to visit this great monument a couple of years back..After visiting Agra fort on the first day of sightseeing,we were left with a very little time to pay our visit to Taj..So thought of having a brief visit that day,thinking that the next day anyway we could spend our whole time  there..The taxiwala advised us to take the Mehtab Bagh route then,because it will be less crowdy hence would fit to our time schedule..

With great excitement we were stepping towards Taj..There was a Mughal park,after taking few steps  in the park,as we couldn't see anything,we moved further just waching the plants..And suddenly you know what ? It appeared in front of my eyes leaving me speechless..

My first view of Taj...
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This view from the Mehtab Bagh,on the opposite side of the river Yamuna,the Taj offers a chance to get a shot with a more rural setting..I must say it was the unusual view of Taj..The sun was about to set then..We spent nearly 1 hour there..I'm lucky to have that wonderful sight..Later we   thanked the taxiwala..

The river Yamuna was completely dry here..
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Second day...On the way to Taj grounds....
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The camel cart
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The entrance 
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Here you can see some water in the river..
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The next morning we visited the monument in the Taj grounds,I liked it but I must admit that the yesterday's experience was much better than this..

34 comments:

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Beautiful photography ....

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Thetalesofatraveler,
Thank you so much :)

Athenas Take said...

Its nice to see that this world famous monument is being looked after finally. Loved the pictures and I saw the Taj about ten years ago surely its looking better now or is it your photography :D

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Athenas Take,
I was surprised to see Taj in a bit yellow shade,in my mind it was milky white :P Thank you so much :)

Ritesh Gupta said...

Nice writeup & Wonderful Picture.

I have also write about Tajmahal, Taj Nature Walk & Mehtab Bagh.

http://safarhainsuhana.blogspot.in/2014/05/mehtab-bagh-7.html

Thanks

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ritesh Gupta,
Thank you so much Ritesh :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely series of pictures. Seeing The Taj Mahal is always an amazing experience. It transports you back into History to the period of the magnificent Mughals !

Datta Ghosh said...

You went there in winters right January February around? the photos are morning photos right? around 8 to 9 am? Great pics, my favourite time in the day. Do you know Taj looks different at different times of the day. I lived in Gwalior for 8 years and in Agra for 3 years during graduation. Taj for me is something from my childhood, something from my home.Thanks for the nostalgia

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ramakrishnan Sir,
Very true..Thank you so much :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Dutta Ghose,
Yeah,we visited this place in early hours,around 7 but in November..I can see how much you love Agra.Nice to hear from you and thanks a lot for stopping by :)

Indrani said...

Beautiful Taj!
I don't when I will get to visit! :(
Excellent pics.

Shweta Dave said...

Beautiful pictures, I am amazed at how clean it is. Our pride afterall.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Indrani,
Thanks a ton Indrani :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Shwetha Dave,
True..Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful captures.

Vidhya Rao - Paint My Word said...

Superb clicks and yes the first sight of Taj is definitely a stunning one. Wish to see this marvel someday.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rajesh,
Thank you so much Rajesh :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Vidya Rao,
True..Thank you so much Vidya :)

embarkwithmythoughts said...

Beautiful Pics :)

Bikram said...

SUCH a beautiful place .. a icon of love of two people ..

beautiful pictures thank you so much for sharing ..

Bikram's

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Nagini, your ‘photos are wonderful! If I am ever lucky enough to visit I will definitely be looking for the same view that you took, I love the rural setting. Have a lovely weekend, Barbara

Priyashi said...

Wow beautiful pictures Nagini...:)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Embarkwithmythoughts,
Thank you so much :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Bikram,
Very true..Thank you Bikram :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Barbara,
I wish you'll surely visit this place one day. :) All the best Barbara and Thank you so much :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Priyashi,
Thank you so much Priyashi :)

Ankur Anand said...

wow beautiful image :)

Sri Valli said...

Taj pictures look so neat and fresh with the touch of nature! Lovely captures dear! :)

Saru Singhal said...

You are right. Everyone wants to visit Taj. You have clicked amazing pictures of Taj.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ankur Anand,
Thank you Ankur :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Srivalli,
Thank you so much dear :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Saru Singhal,
Thanks a bunch Saru :)

magiceye said...

Taj at dusk is indeed enrapturing! Well captured!

Kokila Gupta said...

The Taj is beautiful Nagini unfortunately its surroundings like the other Indian monuments are in state of neglect.The Taj still manages to awe and mesmerize :)