We did not visit "real" Taj Mahal during the last visit to India, but instead we went to see its replica called Bibi Ka Maqbara (or Poor Man's Taj), located in the city of Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra.
The building is definitely beautiful and worth seeing, if it happens to be on your way. Now that I saw it, I wonder if it still makes sense for me to see the real Taj. Somehow the prospect of standing in a long line and paying lots of money does not sound too appealing to me (I'm strange, I know).
Bibi Ka Maqbara:
Bibi Ka Maqbara is not overly crowded and can be a nice spot to hang out, chat and relax: