Grand Hotel Agra
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... and the longest queue for check in I have ever seen (200m +), however it's amazing how 500 rupees can speed up the process....! Flight delayed because of fog but not too bad.....Mahendar will pick us up and then drive us to Agra for the next stage. More later....... Smooth 50 mins flight and then were met by George who took us through before saying his farewells. Embarked on the ...
... friends he has accumulated in the four years since he opened his home to travelers.
Our first morning in Agra we got up early and took an auto rickshaw to the Taj Mahal. Luckily, this was the clearest day in Agra in some time. We have been experiencing dense fog everywhere since Varanasi, which has not only affected views but has resulted in some train delays for us. Evidently this is very typical for this time of year. But today is better. Far from ...
... meet the rest of the group downstairs at 7.30 and head to the Red Fort. Our train to Orchha is at 10.30, and the pace will slow for a few days before we boat and camp down the Ganges from Allahabad to Varanasi. It's been another long day, and it's 8 pm and I'm ready for bed , wonder if they'll have the Wallabies v England on any of the sports channels ? I'm guessing not, probably Indian cooking shows, Bollywood movies, and Hindi comedies with men dressed and women etc etc Namaste from ...
... saw. Also, unlike Delhi there are cattle, goats, monkeys and the odd camel wandering around the streets. Like Delhi though there are also hundreds of stray dogs , mostly pretty mangy and like the squirrels and monkeys can carry rabies. We have therefore given them a wider berth than Gill did the cobra. Now back at the hotel for a quick rest before we venture out into the city to a restaurant. It's all go. Ok so a few of us ended up in a restaurant which didn't look much from the outside. ...
... later if the ITC used to be another hotel before - and he said 'Yes, it was the Mughal Sheraton'!!!
After a quick breakfast, we were off to the Agra Fort with Balaram. B decided to give it a miss so it was just Balaram and the three of us...like Akbar and his three wives.
The Agra Fort was yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site...I'm losing count...I think this was the 5th UNESCO site on this trip. This 11th century walled city was once home to ...