I haven't even got around to posting any pictures from the trip to India an Nepal just before Christmas so I think a few of the Taj Mahal would be a good place to start. I've been to Southern India before but only got as far as Delhi so this was a new experience.
As seems to happen far too often we were up before the dawn. Well before the dawn. Before breakfast even....
We weren't even first in the queue.
However it was worth it as we were near enough to the front to get some pictures of the Taj Mahal just as dawn broke and before the crowds.
A little later! The sun is up, the crowds have arrived and the building has changed colour from a pale pink to a warm glow. Amazing
You are not allowed to take pictures inside the Mausoleum itself but we were able to walk around the platform and go inside.
The quality of the painted decoration is incredible
As are the views over the Ganges despite the early morning mist.
The locals weren't much disturbed by us either! It was then back to the hotel to see if any breakfast was left. A very early start but an opportunity to see an iconic building at its very best.