Visiting The Taj Mahal with Nomadness Style

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Visiting the Taj Mahal with the Nomadness Crew

Have you ever seen a huge group of beautiful Black travelers from different countries wearing traditional dress at Taj Majal? I can’t even tell you how excited I was visiting The Taj Mahal.

It’s as impressive as it’s depicted on any TV or movie screen. If you can, spend as much time as possible taking in the splendor of the magnificent buildings on the grounds.

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I was so thankful to visit the Taj Mahal with my Nomadness crew. I never would have thought to get dressed up in a sari (and I would have looked silly walking around alone in one if I had) and I wouldn’t have such amazing pictures to share with you.

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What do you think of the group picture of us above? A few days before our visit, we all the women in our group had saris made. The men wore traditional Indian men’s clothing that they also had made.  While we were at the Taj Mahal we made quite the impression on everyone visiting that day. We all looked so beautiful walking around in our custom made outfits!

Tips for visiting the Taj Mahal

  1. Leave your selfie stick at home as it will be confiscated. They are not allowed so don’t even try it.
  2. No gum is allowed.
  3. No markers can be taken in.
  4. The west gate entrance is stricter than the east gate. The east gate is tourist driven.
  5. There are no concession stands.  Eat before you arrive. Snacks are not allowed and may be confiscated.
  6. If you have items that are not allowed, they will be taken and given back to you when you exit. However, while you are enjoying your visit they are not in a secure location. If you get your things taken, follow the person who takes them to make sure you see where they are going. Give them a tip so that you can be assured your belongings are there when you return.

Visiting the Taj Mahal In Pictures

Your bags will be searched before entry.

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Isn’t the ticket beautiful?

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There are plenty of people so be prepared for the crowds.

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Yeah,I felt like I was a supermodel.

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The men got to play dress up as well 🙂

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The orange and blue combination on her skin is amazing.

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To me, the picture below says, “I’m so beautiful. I fit so well into the landscape behind me, all I can do is give you my amazing smile.” I think she looks stunning.

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See that lovely below? That’s Tracey from BrooklynTravelAddict. She has some cool posts, go check her out!

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In order to see the Taj Mahal up close, you have to put on slippers. They provide them for you and you must wear them.

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You aren’t supposed to take pictures inside but, of course, I did anyway. I was able to snap the one below that I really truly love. I think the lighting on their faces is beautiful.

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There are several beautiful buildings on the property and all worth visiting. Take your time and explore as much as you can.

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People kept stopping us because they wanted to take pictures with us. Our group was quite a sight with our beautiful saris and our varied shades of chocolate skin. It didn’t bother me at all, it happens often when I travel to places where black faces aren’t normally seen. I just smile.

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A picture of people taking pictures of all of us!

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All of the trees and grass surprised me.  Most pictures you see of the Taj Mahal do not include the greenery on the property. There are also benches so you can sit, relax, and reflect on the beauty all around you.

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If you ever have a chance to visit the Taj Mahal in person, please do. Pictures truly don’t do it justice. It’s phenomenal.

Have you seen any of the seven wonders of the world? 

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Some people travel. Roni IS travel. For over 20 years she has been traveling the world and now shares her unique insight with her worldwide audience on her blog, www.RoniTheTravelGuru.com. Whether you have never gotten on a plane or are a seasoned traveler, the expertise and insider knowledge she shares on her blog will help you make your travels an adventure. No where else can you find the uniquely helpful ins and out given to you by someone who has lived overseas for 4 years, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish, and works for a major airline. And guess what? She’s also a licensed elementary teacher and has an MBA.

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