there are a lot of tombs to visit in agra and I was able to see three of the well-known ones.
tomb of akbar the great
tomb of itmad-ud-daulah
tomb of mumtaz mahal
i took these last four pictures at mehtab bagh, which is opposite the taj mahal along the yamuna river and gives the mausoleum a different view. it used to be a complex with a garden and fountains. i was told that this site offers a good picture of the taj mahal during night time.
from the place where i was standing, the view was like the hazy sky was a canvas and the taj mahal itself was just.. a painting. it was the main reason i wanted to visit the golden triangle – and felt this kind of excitement comparable to a kid seeing his birthday present.
this was the gate where all the visitors were crowding up for the reason of getting a good picture of themselves with the palace on the background. i myself have to wait patiently to have my turn.
these ‘shoe covers’ are provided when you buy the ticket. a bottled water is also included.
i started walking around, taking random pictures.
the details of the intricate design in the walls.
one of the pillars.
the taj looks the same on all sides.
photography is not allowed inside where the tomb is located. i took this ‘blurry shot’ near the exit.