Hotel Apollo International
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This was an action packed day. Our bus took us on the very busy toll road from Jaipur to Agra. We got to our hotel early afternoon despite leaving at 6.30am and having breakfast en route. We had to change rooms when a mouse peeped out from under the bed and luckily got a much better room! Then we went to the first big site, the Agra Fort. This was a fantastic place, ...
... goes that Shah Jahan died watching the Taj Mahal.
We were also supposed to visit “The Baby Taj” – the building that architecturally inspired the Taj Mahal, but due to a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha (the elephant god) all the roads were closed and we had to return to the hotel and relax for the afternoon, until we boarded and overnight train to Varanasi.
We left the hotel early so we would be sure to make our train, ...
We woke early in Delhi at 6am. We got ready and walked downstairs to get our taxi to the bus station, however when we arrived downstairs there was no taxi to be seen. Luckily, a rickshaw pulled up outside the hostel dropping off the next occupant so we jumped in. He drove us too the bus station but after previously agreeing (after much deliberation) to take us for 200 rupees, he tried to charge us 300 on arrival. We had a mini argument with him and ended ...
... in Agra so they told us when to get off!
We were met at the station by Ameen, our driver who crammed us into the back of his tuk tuk with our backpacks and wizzed through the streets. We went along the red walls of the fort before turning down some side roads and following a filthy canal until we arrived at our guesthouse.
After grabbing a break, we wandered over to the Taj Mahal only to see that it is closed on Fridays so unfortunately for us, ...
... 8pm, it was a quick dinner and off to bed.
Visiting Agra was a once in a life time opportunity, for both us and the guys from India. Riding in the van, laughing, telling stories and having just a great time with each other was so much fun. Chacko, James and Ramith are like members of our family. They are wonderful people and true inspirations for all of us. I know everyone on our team is not looking forward to leaving India tomorrow night.