Despite all the trials and tribulations mentioned in the post below, the Taj is certainly certainly worth it. An incredibly majestic structure. Hire a guide who speaks good english or read up on the history and architrecture before visiting. Certainly makes the experience more rich and interesting. Hiring a suitable guide may be a little bit of a problem....we hired ours near the entrance to the Taj and his english was not so good. I might suggest asking a guesthouse or hotel for suggestions. The better hotels may be better equiped to help...you probably don't have to be staying at one to find about good guides. In any case, my two cents.