I don't have to tell you the name of this monument for sure... Nor do I have to remind you that it's one of the seven wonders of the world. But after almost 2 days of no sleep, an uber ride of 5 hours, irritable heat, momentary stress, little panick attack because of the uber taking a weird and scary turn, and so many more milestones, WE GOT THERE! To be truly honest I didn't go inside to see the two tombs because I'm sorta claustrophobic and boy was I going to freak when I found myself squeezed with all the people that were inside. Over all it took us about 10 minutes to go inside, there wasn't a huge line to buy a ticket if you count 5 people as a line... There was a lot of people inside the garden and surrounding area, but not as much as I'd been expecting from all of the blogs I read before coming to India. Yes...it's true. A LOT of people ask for pictures with you because in India it's considered "cool" to take pictures with foreigners, specially girls. It gets pretty annoying after a while. I said no to almost everyone and felt like a bitch after it, but I was glad I did because my friend stopped to take a picture with some guy and literally a line formed in about 1 minute... Overall I mainly wanted to visit the Taj because, hey I'm in India for a month so might as well come see it for myself. I also find the story so oddly interesting. If you don't know the story, here's a little breach history for ya: The son of Akbar, which was one of the most famous rulers in India if not the most famous, married 9 times. He's 9th wife died and he decided to build this monument in her honor. He then sliced the hands of the builders so no one could ever build anything like it again.
There goes my tourist picture for ya' and my super breach story telling
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