Madame WanderingTrader Chronicles: The Taj Mahal

The moment of truth was here…Taj Mahal…

We woke up early and couldn’t wait to get going.  We headed again to the train station to take a day trip to Agra, this was a much better scenario. During the day you can see the beautiful scenery and the beautiful faces of people going about living their lives.

It was a very soothing trip, the train was much more comfortable and less crowded, I could not help but think that they were us and we were them, just from a different country and different culture.  It took all day to get to Agra where we settled in another beautiful hotel.

Luxury Hotels in Agra

Checking into our Luxury Hotels in Agra

It was so beautiful and elegant that I almost felt I couldn’t go in with my jeans and not looking crispy after and all day train trip!

What a place this was, I kept thinking what a life my son actually lives, I am so proud of him, there were moments that I felt I was living a dream and needed to pinch myself, I remember when it was a dream for him and look at him now!

Once we were settled in our so great room there were all kind of commodities including a massage chair where I couldn’t even count the number of different settings.

Agra, India

Left: The famous massage chair  Right: Another interior shot of the hotel in Agra, India

We were ready to finally rest and get ready for the big day to see what everyone comes to India for, the Taj Mahal.

We made plans with our taxi driver from the train station and hired him for the day, that way we could get the most use of the day. By 6:00 am, we were on our way to the Taj Mahal.  There were turns and little roads and then a walk, we still couldn’t see anything, not even there while getting the tickets to get in.

It was 6:30 am when the gates opened, my heart was agitated with anticipation, we were separated at the entrance, there were so many people there and scrutiny. I walked and walked and walked, and once I turned the corner through an incredibly big arched entrance there it was, right in front of me.

Taj Mahal Sunrise

The Taj Mahal at Sunrise

I still have a very hard time trying to explain what I felt.  To this day, have no words to describe it.  The closest word I am comfortable with is MAJESTIC, there is really great truth to the fact that it was built to resemble what heaven on earth would look like.

I was filled with an incredible peace and a surreal sense of love and beauty.

We spent quite a bit of time there, the more we looked at it, the more perfect it became… I haven’t seen anything so beautiful and impressive in my lifetime!  I tell everybody that asks me that they have not seen anything until you are in front of this majestic wonder of our world!

It was incredible to go around Agra and the rest of museums and tourist attractions, there was a lot and the history behind it all and it fascinated me. It was a really long day but turned out to be the most incredible day.  The extremes and problems we experienced traveling through India was so worth it to have seen the treasures and beautiful stories of history of this so unique country!

Would highly recommend a visit the Taj Mahal. I will remember it forever.


  1. I went to the Taj Mahal as an 8 year old back in 1981 and was blown away with how majestic it looked back then. Would love to go back now with 41 year old eyes to fully appreciate its magnificence.

  2. WOW! Your picture of the Taj at sunrise is BEAUTIFUL! I totally get what you mean, being there is completely surreal! Getting to walk on the marble, take in the beauty and actually be inside the Taj Mahal is something I will never forget!

  3. Its looks like you feel the beauty of Taj. Taj Mahal at Agra is one of the seven wonders of the World. I visited Taj 2 years back and there is a traditional Mosque, which is used in Islamic prayer.

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