Everyone has seen photos of the Taj Mahal. I've seen a million (ok not really). There is no photo that I've seen (or taken) that comes close to capturing the sheer magnitude and intricacies of the structure. It deserves every last bit of its "wonder of the world" status. This thing is MASSIVE (and detailed). It looks reasonably large in pictures. I'm telling you, IT IS HUGE. And the detail of the inlays within the white marble are so incredibly ornate. Most doorways have sections of the Quran INLAID in stone around them. No wonder it took 23 years to build.
There's not much more to say about it. Do not miss this if you come to India, and get up for the sunrise (buy your ticket the day before). I had to leave midday to switch hotels, thinking I could use the same ticket to get back in for sunset. I was wrong, so I bought a second ticket and went in anyway. It was worth it.