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My India diary - Agra
Wed 26th and Thur 27th Dec 2012
We booked a driver through www.delhibycaranddriver.com before we left Australia to take us around Rajasthan for 11 days ($520aud). All reviews on Trip Advisor were good so we went with our gut instinct.....no money paid yet, so chance to cancel.
Our driver turned up on …
... is now where temple is held instead of the actual large temple behind them. We had dinner at an amazing local place. A bit of a hole in the wall from the looks of it but food was great and very cheap. We had bought some beer and rum earlier in the day and had a hotel room party back at the hotel. I resurrected the "in my pants" rule for king's cup and I haven't laughed so hard in awhile.Tiff and I also started a battle of cartoon noises that is still going ...
... brews will know that is saying something. I will miss the sweet, spicy chai masala when we leave India.
Agra was definitely worth the trip, of course, and in seeing the Taj Mahal, I think it's our second or third modern wonder of the world. It deserves the accolade - it's even more stunning than the pictures and the sheer effort of the individually-placed precious stones in marble is incredible. I am fast running out of adjectives to describe the beauty of this country.
... Again, most likely because it was thought he was my guide. So, we were lucky to skip the hour long wait to get in.
I had big expectations for the Taj but once I stood before it, it was much more impressive than what I had imagined. I saw it first from the edge of its gardens and ponds, and from here, I got the sense of how huge it was when the people walking on its concourse looked like ants.
The Taj and it's surrounding ...
... The Taj is flanked on the both the north and south sides by red sandstone mosques. What an amazing structure , made totally of white marble and semi-precious stones. You are not allowed to take pictures inside, but the carving in the stone is very intricate and is in very good shape. In 2002 the structure was cleaned as it had discoloured because of the pollution. An ancient face-pack recipe of soil, cereal, milk and lime was used. Now only ...
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