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One hears a lot about Indian trains being late. So after a very bumpy drive from Varanasi to the junction at Mughal Sarai, we were delighted to see our mile-long train (well 25 coaches actually) slowly pull into the station. It was on time to the minute. Even as it drew in, we had to surmount several bridges and then walk the full length of the …
We left Delhi in the same manner as on arrival - in a dismal driving and cold rain. However this was no hardship as we were seated in the back of a brand new, spacious and warm car.
The departure and the following 11 days had been arranged and planned via internet with Rahul of Harshadeep Tours in Candolim. Rahul had promised and …
Up and ready as planned at 4 am as everyone wants to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Breakfast and dressed by 5am. Looking out, it became evident that the fog and the damp would not allow any of this to happen. Finally the mist lifted and we are driven to the Taj and met our guide.
It is really all that they say it is. Some 8 years in …
... staying. Nevertheless, we get on our bus, which takes us to another environmentally friendly bus, which takes us to the Taj Mahal. We have been warned not to bring anything in with us, other than water, cameras, cell phones and iPads.
The electric bus drops us off at the east gate, where we go thru security. Women in one line, and men in another. Then we come to a large open area on the outside of the walls surrounding the Taj. Balbir gives ...
... we could see how the rising sun was changing the colour of the Taj to a warmer, less starkly white colour. Those who spend much time here (e.g. our guide) say that the colour is constantly changing with the change in the light. It is open a few nights a month for those who wish to see it bathed in moonlight, but these days the crowds are large and the atmosphere is less than romantic. All in all, the Taj Mahal was for me the highlight of the trip. So often these ...