Hotel Ganga Ratan
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This place had, by far, the best breakfast in any hotel in all of North India! The eggs were delicious, as was the cereal, toast, and porridge!
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... 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 went after to the baby Taj which apparently was built first, much smaller and again a tomb. The princess whom the Taj was built for, had this tomb made for her family. She was apparently poor before and so had her family members brought here. We went to see the sun set at the Taj which was disappointing given there were nowhere near each other, the river was very low so you couldn't see the reflection in the water and there was no full moon so you couldn't see the Taj ...
... Jahan spent 8 years imprisoned here until his death in 1666. However, his youngest son wasn't all bad, he imprisoned his father in opulent Palace quarters with views of the Taj in the distance!
Of the many fort's we have visited across Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, Agra Fort is one of the most impressive on the inside. It is probably best described as a "walled city" ...
... the party tuk tuk who played Bollywood music very loudly as we went through the streets! It was a good little rave! :) Maja, Gill and I had decided to get sarees for our visit to the Taj Mahal that afternoon so our tour guide arranged for us to go to an Indian family where we could rent the sarees for the day. Putting on a saree is a flipping art form! I still haven't got a clue how they wrapped it up! I can confirm that it is very difficult ...
... have succeeded to the throne upon his father's death, imprisoned the Shah within the confines of the fort ... for some 8 years until his death. Yes, if you are following my dots, the son did succeed to the throne and become emperor. Not sure of the story from here. I'll leave it to your imagination.
Lunch in Agra ... again a little Indian feast in a restaurant ...