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... you supposed see something without walking? Crawl?? The baby taj's main structure is a much smaller scale symmetrical four arched memorial in red stone with many intricate carvings and scriptures. Inside were more stunning inlayed tiles and patterns as well as several small tombs. It was a really great build up in our excitement for the real wonder we were about to see for the first time up close and personal.
Our tour leader, Anil, made the suggestion to go to ...
... of us. We navigated our way around the train station and straight away noticed that there were no other tourists. I found this quite exhilarating as I felt I was finally getting a glimpse of the real India. With our bags weighing heavy on our back we continued up the station in search of the waiting room. As we trotted along the platform we could not help but notice there were people sleeping on the platform floor and a random cow that for some reason had made its ...
... in what we can tomorrow.. it will be our only full day in Agra.
January 15th - Rise and shine – we hire a driver for the whole day for 1800 rupees. First stop, the Taj Mahal! We've all seen the pictures and tv images but we are still excited to get "up close and personal". The taxi drops us off about 500m from the entrance and we catch a shuttle the rest of the way, mostly with Korean tourists. Actually, that's something that has surprised us a bit during our time in ...
... a small town with mental traffic and all sorts going on in the roads. Like cows sleeping in the middle of it, a guy herding 30 sheep across the road and a guy holding a door on the back of a motorbike.The buildings was barely standing, people was setting up a house anywhere with extreme filth and poverty everywhere. Then to be followed by another long stretch of road before again hitting another town and it would follow the same pattern almost the whole journey to ...
... li>Trekking some 10km back to the Taj, we got lost down some side streets, found a McDonald's so grabbed some food, got lost again until we found the Yamuna River and followed it back to the hotel. Did some blogging for a while, had a delicious curry dinner on the rooftop then bed.
Wednesday 18th December 2013
- Up at 6:30am for supposed morning views of the Taj Mahal. Unfortunately, that evil mist was back and you couldn't see more ...
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