If you read any guidebook in India, you’ll read that visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise is a must-see. The grounds will be much quieter than in the afternoon (certainly less so than at sunset) and you’ll beat all the day trippers from Delhi by a few hours. Because of this, your shots will include less bobbing heads as you try to capture the beauty of the most majestic building in the world.
It’s definitely true. If you run up (but really, who wants to run that early?) to the mausoleum as soon as you enter the grounds, you’ll only encounter a handful of people at first. There’s no doubt that it makes for a truly unique experience. You, almost alone, in the shadow of such a strong-storied building; the sun rising; the colors, the shadows changing every minute.