Taj Mahal in Black and White

Taj Mahal in Black and White

adventure travel & photography

Destinations: Pakistan ◦◦ India ◦◦Turkey ◦◦ Egypt ◦◦ Bulgaria ◦◦ Mongolia ◦◦ Bangladesh ◦◦ Jordan ◦◦ Russia ◦◦ Turkmenistan ◦◦ Iran ◦◦ Kazakhstan ◦◦ Japan ◦◦ Hong Kong ◦◦ Greece ◦◦ Ukraine ◦◦ Syria ◦◦ Morocco ◦◦ Italy ◦◦ Mauritania ◦◦ Oman ◦◦ Algeria ◦◦ Faroe Islands ◦◦ Indonesia ◦◦ Uzbekistan

The place

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

I was there at the end of the day after a long drive from Delhi. Of course the place is grand, charming and one feels unusually excited. The architecture is simple yet powerful. That was the reason why I decided to take some black and white pictures that match the simplicity, eternity and timeless atmosphere of the place. It is recommended to visit the place early in the morning and at dusk to feel all the possible vibrations that come with the light changes, the shadows and the number of people. It is almost impossible to stay there alone, so ignoring the crowds might be helpful if you still want to enjoy the place to the fullest.


Yes, the Taj Mahal is magnificent, but there are other similar buildings and architecture around the world, many of which are nowhere near as famous as the Taj Mahal. However, that does not make them any less exciting or valuable. The Taj Mahal is probably a good example of an overrated tourist site that anyone traveling to India would love to visit.

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The Taj Mahal in BW