Before I entered the Taj Mahal I took a look at the grounds from a different angle. I think no matter where you stand it is impossible to not be impressed. However, the thing that impressed me most were the details; everything from the patterns in the marble to the landscaped lawn were so well thought out and just, for a lack of a better word, perfect!
Oh, and I was asked to have my photo taken yet again. Of course, I could not say no to these two.
I was all set to spend the next hour wandering inside of the Taj Mahal, however I quickly discovered that the majority of it was closed off and because the lighting was so poor I was unable to take any decent photos. Thus, before I even realized I was inside of it, I was back outside — taking more photos with strangers.
I even received a marriage proposal! I joked around with the guy that asked my hand in marriage, but I am not sure if he understood what I was saying? In Morocco, I was offered 10,000 camels and in Bolivia I was offered 20,000 llamas. So, I asked him what he willing to offer me. Would it be 30,000 elephants? Or how about a pink palace (since it is my favorite color) that was even more beautiful than the Taj Mahal? He eventually just walked away shaking his head.
Before leaving, I took a couple of more photos and videos of the magnificent grounds.
I gazed adoringly at the Taj Mahal one last time and I was filled with a rush of emotion that can best be described as pure contentment. I knew in that moment that I was on the right path in life. Knowing that I was following the “road less traveled” filled my heart with joy and further encouraged me to continue to bravely forge my own unique path. As I departed, I was leaving a trail of happiness behind me.
Now how was I possibly going to celebrate this spectacular day I had in the evening?