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Old Feb 23, 2011, 7:45 AM   #1
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Default Agra - Final Part (5) - Taj Mahal

Enough has been written about the Taj Mahal. You must have seen photographs of Taj Mahal in various views, with various ideas. I have pleasure in presenting a simple series, with just one comment: Words and photographs are just not capable of describing the feel when you actually get to see the marvel. Please try and make a visit once in your lifetime.

The entrance to the Taj is through the main gate, situated on the south of Taj Mahal:


The first view of Taj you get as you enter through the main gate:


The full, most popular view, once you get in the complex:


The Taj is real huge, you can get a perspective here, of the half-dome of the first floor:


A view of the paved floor on the side of the west platform:


A view of the minaret (one of the four towers on the corners of the square platform), from close:


The structure on the west, used as a mosque. An identical structure is on the east of Taj Mahal, said to be once used as a community hall.


There is a well laid garden and lawn in front of Taj, from where you can sit and have a relaxed view:


You can also get a good view of the Taj from across the bank of the Yamuna river that flows on the back of Taj. A view as you approach from that side:


A wide angle view:


The beautiful sunset view of Taj Mahal:


A parting view from one of the arches on the side of the entrance:


More images are available for view at my flickr album http://www.flickr.com/photos/raghu_a...57626056698036. If you have the patience, you may also read my blog www.amblog-raghu.blogspot.com about my experience of Agra.

Thank you for your patience. It's time I take some break and start viewing others' photos here!

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Old Feb 23, 2011, 7:57 AM   #2
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WOW man, that is beautiful. Sweet pics too.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 8:00 AM   #3
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Yes very nice!

The second one really gives me the feeling I'm there.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 8:13 AM   #4
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Raghu,

Thank you for sharing your pictures of this special place. I love the framing on #2. Love the depth that #5 gives, just crop out that thing on wheels on the right. Excellent set of pictures.

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Old Feb 23, 2011, 8:58 AM   #5
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Thank you, Wolf,Rafal and JJ. JJ-that trolly has been cloned out.
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Raghu, such a beautiful and majestic place. Again, I'm at awe with the craftsmanship. Thank you so much for sharing this series with us.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 9:43 AM   #7
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Raghu-

Part #5 is superb! Photos #2 and #3 are beautifully done. You have treated us all to a wonderful visual tour. Great work on your part, Raghu, throughout the entire series. However, Part 5 has to be the best of the best. Well done.

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Nice!!!
Even though I have been to Uttar Pradesh (Kumau Garhwal), never been to that part of India.
Hopefully, next vacation can include Agra.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 1:36 PM   #9
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Asolutely stunning, what a place. It is certainly one of the places that I want to visit. Excellent pics as per usual - cheers.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 1:03 AM   #10
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Hello Raghu!

This is one of the best series of photographs of the Taj Mahal I have seen. You certainly have an eye for beauty, composition, perspectives and nice settings. I enjoyed this thread very much. Such beauty and so well documented.

Thank you, Raghu - for the sight seeing trip! If one cannot travel this far to see the Taj Maha oneself, this is the second best option.

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