Tips for Taking a Picture of the Taj Mahal

Tips for Taking a Picture of the Taj Mahal

The most iconic symbol of India is a large crowd puller, so it is not easy to get the space you might desire to compose your shots of the Taj Mahal.

How to take the best photos of the Taj Mahal:

Visiting the Taj Mahal is the perfect example of seizing upon the analogy, "the early bird catches the worm." Get to the booking office, where the tickets are issued at least 30 minutes before opening time. You are allowed to carry very few things inside, so you might need to deposit luggage.

All of this takes time. Also, it’s a 10-15 minute walk from the booking office to the gate. You have to make sure you are among the first few who enter the gates to get a prime view of the monument, so be sure you are among the first ones in the queue.

Of the 3 entry gates, the East gate has the least crowds. Don’t waste the early morning minutes selecting your guide or collecting your audio guide. Get in, walk around, let the beauty sink in and take your shots.

If you feel the need of a guide, you can always hire them later. Outside the East side gate, a few meters away is the Taj Mahal nature walk. It’s a beautiful place and different trails lead to the various vantage points.

At some points, the trail vanishes and you have to find your own way. Don’t stop. Keep exploring. Through a thick forest cover, with the peacocks for company, you will see magical views of Taj Mahal.

It will be a lasting memory!


Travel Tip Shared By Sandeepa Chetan