Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal Grounds by Dennis Bernhard

The sun rising over the Taj Mahal

The sun rising over the Taj Mahal

While the actual Taj Mahal is by far the biggest draw, the area and other buildings on the grounds of the Taj Mahal are very beautiful as well.

If you go early you are treated to an amazing sunrise. The pollution might not be great for the lungs, but it does help provide some beautiful openings and closings to the day.

Dennis

Orange Glow on the Taj Mahal by Dennis Bernhard

Orange glow from the rising sun on the white marble of the Taj Mahal.

Orange glow from the rising sun on the white marble of the Taj Mahal.

As the sun continued to rise in the air it started to cast a beautiful orange hue on the white marble of the Taj Mahal.

The fog had started to burn off but was still lingering in the air.

Dennis

Taj Mahal In Fog by Dennis Bernhard

The famous shot of the Taj Mahal reflecting in one of the many pools.

The famous shot of the Taj Mahal reflecting in one of the many pools.

This is one of the many famous shot from the Taj Mahal. The sun glowing on the white marble. The reflection in the pool. The fog adding a bit of mystery.

It was so beautiful I didn’t even mind the thousands of people standing right in the middle of my composition.

Dennis

First Look at the Taj Mahal by Dennis Bernhard

First sighting of the Taj Mahal

First sighting of the Taj Mahal

I traveled to India at the end of December. I’ve always wanted to experience Indian culture and food at the source, but my main motivation for going was to see the Taj Mahal.

You can see parts of the Taj Mahal from different areas around the city but it’s nothing compared to walking through the gates, into the dark interior of the entrance and seeing the beautiful, white shimmering building for the first time.

Dennis