Is Taj a bit over rated...??
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#1
| Lost in translation

Is Taj a bit over rated...??

...i mean with respect to a number of other attractions in India.

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#2
| Senior Member
When I went to the Taj Mahal, I thought it would be just one of the things you have to do when in India, to tick off the box 'Taj Mahal'. But to my surprise I have sat there for hours with my mouth hanging open with the beauty of the building. Never expected it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Havent seen many other 'tourist' musts such as Rajasthan, so I cant compare to those....
#3
| bling it on
absolutely not.
#4
| In charge, navel affairs
Yes..
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#5
| Senior Member
No, the Taj deserves all the accolades it gets.
#6
| Senior Member
definitely not

It deserves all the honor
#7
| Macha Doabout Nothing Member

Originally posted by: mirjamd View Post

When I went to the Taj Mahal, I thought it would be just one of the things you have to do when in India, to tick off the box 'Taj Mahal'. But to my surprise I have sat there for hours with my mouth hanging open with the beauty of the building. Never expected it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Havent seen many other 'tourist' musts such as Rajasthan, so I cant compare to those....
This exactly matches my experience. ;) Have been to Rajasthan, and still consider the Taj to be a most magical experience.

The thing that hit me was its size. You can be told (as I was) that the size is a shock, but nothing beats being there.
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#8
| Senior Member
It was never high on my list of things to do (as I always envisioned making many trips back to India) but my partner had firm ideas on his first trip that it had to include the Taj. It was stunning. I was still for hours. Happy to examine the building and observe the changing views as the light faded.

I have had similar experiences in India in different places. Are they as valuable/impressive- yes. Does it matter - no.

I guess the message is that the Taj is a very special place but not the only special place.
#9
| Uru Buru member
Is Claudia Shiffer a bit overrated?

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#10
| bling it on
Is Claudia Shiffer a bit overrated?


no. a lot...;)
#11
| Uru Buru member
De gustibus non disputandem.....
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#12
| bling it on
De gustibus non disputandem


only when posed as queries...:)
#13
| Loud Noisy Bird
I never dispute with a windy bus.

Especially in Chennai: they're lethal.
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#14
| Naan.tering Nabob
For the ease of the journey in getting to Agra, the multitude of eager guides willing to lug you around, enlighten & otherwise plan your day, the other mughal forts, tombs, gardens, & rustic ruins that are to be found nearby, and the omnipresent ambience created by it's reputation & storied history ...... in a word - NO!


...... slightly over priced but not over rated.
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#15
| In charge, navel affairs
I prefer Fatehpur Sikri to the Taj anyday. In fact, once on a drive to Delhi from Hyderabad, I went upto the Taj, skipped it and went to Fatehpur Sikri instead.

I suppose once is enough.
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