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... an outstanding tour guide. Not to mention he was very knowledgable of the history and was able to answer all of our questions without hesitation. I must admit that I have never seen anything so beautiful like the Taj. It was absolutely amazing and flawless. Words cannot describe its beauty. It is a must see. We went inside the Taj, walked around, and about 2 hours later we were ready for lunch. Our driver and tour guide took us to ...
... it really is an incredible sight, we spent three hours wandering and sitting around and visited the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal the emperors favourite wife. It was unbearably hot in the tomb I was dripping, it makes everything such hard work, a man was explaining stuff to us and all I could think about was getting out of there before I passed out.
There was no amazing colour change for us as the sun set but it didn't matter as it was just an amazing ...
After Manali, i returned to Delhi marking the end of my Kashmir loop. I only stayed a few days back here and have updated the Delhi blog entry with some extra photos and information, which can be viewed here. Whilst back in the capital city, i also did a day trip to see the Taj Mahal, probably the most famous of India's landmarks.
The day started early with a 6am train from Delhi to Agra which is in the neighbouring state of Uttra Pradesh. I met a couple of ...
... to meet us and shake hands, and later, wanted a photo with us singularly, so we had to posed with 30 members of the family. The inside of the Taj is majestic. White marble carved and displayed into patterns. We saw the coffins on the Emperor and his wife inside, ornately decorated. It was just amazing. It was a seriously hot day, so we sat down on a bench to cool off (and to hide from the locals). We then waited for sunset to arrive. However, about 20 ...
... we ambushed the big guy with snow spray (which is kinda like silly string mixed with a fire extinguisher, and smells horrible), coloured powder, and cake.
On that note, I would just like to mention that Indian birthday traditions are weird. There is no better way to put it. Especially coming from a culture where the day of your birth is celebrated and people are supposed to be nice to you. In India, people smear cake, cover you in snow spray, and throw the brightly ...