Gaurav Boarding House
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... but the real Red Fort was back in Delhi, and we didn't go inside because that guide told us the Agra fort was more impressive to tour. Our guide here agreed and showed us the history and rooms of this massive red stone structure. All of this of course was the warm up for the crown jewel if you will, the "Top wonder of the modern world" the Taj Mahal. Calling it impressive is really an understatement. It was also very crowded (who doesn't want to see a top ...
Along the expressways, there were many flowering plants such as bougainvilleas and oleanders which made the drive very pleasant and unlike in the city and town areas, very little rubbish if any to be seen.
I’m not sure how many motorbikes or cars there are in India but it certainly seems a lot. Traffic congestion in any city is always a problem but in a city such as Delhi with some 18 m people or the wider ...
... from the entrance of another temple below and hundreds and hundreds of birds were flying around us. It was incredible.
All of the people there bent down to touch the first step of the temple before walking in. They also turned around and walked backwards for the few first steps as they exited. It would have been cool to read more about this before coming to appreciate it more, but you notice a lot when you don’t know anything too. The murals in ...
... would kilter, take on water and surely sink leaving us stranded.
We quickly learned that the only reason this activity had not become a tourist hot spot was because the government forbade it. This made it even more special. We had a breathtaking view of the Taj Mahal, and it was one that very few tourists would see. What a perfect ending to the day! We enjoyed our beers and headed back to Delhi chuffed. Sometimes it pays off to snoop around feed your curiosities. ...
... us the plnned site, but it is not clear whether this is apocryphal or not.
By about 8 we are beginning to feel a bit weary and elect to head back to the Bansi for breakfast. Our host joins us again (haivng changes out of his early morning vest and sarong!) together with an American couple from Missouri who are our fellow guests. Arun has suggested we leave as ealry as possible to avoid the Delhi rush hour and so we head out at about 11.30 ...