The Taj Mahal, which took 20,000 artisans 22 years to build, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and recognizable sites in the world -- and an epic love letter built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his third wife. And yes, from the outside, it's enormous. However, disappointment will quickly set in when you realize that the massive palace is basically just a pretty facade housing ONE small room.
Sophie-Claire Hoeller is Thrillist's associate travel editor, and is convinced she did something bad in a previous life that's cursed her to always fly within three rows of a screaming child. Follow her @Sohostyle