Western Mosque of Taj Mahal at Sunset
Photo and caption by laura chartier
After spending hours previously touring the Taj Mahal amongst a flood of both Indian and foreign tourists, I decided to return at sunset to catch a glimpse of the beautiful marble in a softer light. I was grateful that there were less people since they were about to close after the sun went down. Walking around the base of the Taj Mahal, past the eastern mosque and the Yamuna River, I was stunned to see the western mosque adorned with such an incredible backdrop of color. By far, one of the most peaceful moments I've experienced in India.
Location: Agra, India