A Complete Guide to Visiting the Taj Mahal

Guide to Visiting the Taj Mahal | Agra Sightseeing | India Travels

Everything your should know before visiting the Taj Mahal. This is how to plan the perfect visit to a famous World Wonder.  

Although usually one to dread overly touristy spots, visiting the Taj Mahal had always been a dream of mine – as I’m sure is the case for many of you reading this post. 

When my friend Pascale and I decided to backpack around Rajasthan, we knew that the Taj Mahal would be one sight we didn’t want to miss. Agra, where the famous monument is located, is just outside Rajasthan in Uttar Pradesh, but near enough to not be (too) much of a hassle to get to. 

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2 Weeks in India: An Itinerary for Rajasthan

2 Weeks in India - Rajasthan Itinerary

Even if you only have 2 weeks in India, it’s possible to pack in a lot when you narrow your trip to one state.

India was always one of those places at the back of my mind, often in my thoughts as a faraway land that I dreamed of going to one day. The truth is I’d been wanting to go to India for years, but had never made an active plan to do so.

It was always too far, too expensive to get to, and I never had enough time – most people recommend at least 1-3 months for a trip to India.

I was also concerned about traveling alone as a female, even though I’d been told numerous times that most female travelers are completely fine traveling around the country on their own. It’s still hard to not get sucked into the common media perceptions of India.

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How Much Does a Trip to India Cost? A Budget for Two Weeks

How much does a trip to India cost? - Backpacking India for Two Weeks | Asia Travel

How much does a trip to India cost? A look at the average per-day cost of backpacking India for two weeks on a mid-range budget.

To continue my travel budgeting series around Asia, next up is India!

I’d been wanting to go to India for years, but it was always one of the few countries that I was hesitant to do alone – at least for my first trip. You hear so many negative stories about India in the news, especially in terms of its seemingly rampant rape culture and its overall intensity as a country to travel to as an outsider.

With that said, I’d actually only ever heard good things from people (read: fellow women) who had been to the country and loved their time there.

And yet, I still had a reluctance to tackle it on my own. I’m not exactly sure why. I so very rarely travel with other people, maybe it was just one of those countries where I wanted to treat myself and travel with a partner in crime. To take on the extreme cultural differences and busyness with another well worn traveler and wanderlust soul.

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