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... Sari which will go to charity and it was laid in the middle of the temple and then we were given three strings to make a wish and tie to the windows of the shrine. Taryn kept hers but I made mine. Hopefully they will all come true!
We took so many photos and then finally it was time to go back to the taxi. On our way we bought some more pants that we loved and postcards of the area too. The drive back to Agra was 2 hours long and it was awesome. We ...
... us everywhere hopping around while we dodged about
with the guide and of course the ubiquitous Treepie. They followed us through
every nook and crannie chirruping away and keeping our spirits high.
Star of the place were certainly the kingfishers. We have
only seen one or two anywhere between us before this visit, but there were
dozens of them posing cutely on posts and tree stumps, seemingly quite at home
with lunatic ...
... we visited the step well which looks more like a upside down temple with steps leading down to the well. Apparently the recent Batman film with Christian Bail was filmed in one of these step wells. It was very fascinating and odd structure and i would probably fail to describe it any better than this - so hope pictures would help visualise this :-) We visited the village near the step well - just walked around small houses glimpsing ...
... A few UP palms were greased (by Rajasthani Abhishek) as apparently some UP guides accused our elderly guide of jumping queue.
FS was far more crowded than it was 25 years ago. It remains beautiful though - the Jama Masjid, with Salim Chishti's tomb and the red threads tied for wishes to come true (we didn't tie a thread but did do one round around the masjid. We also removed our hats as we entered the mosque, but were told to cover our heads, so the hats came back ...
... and high rise apartments, but that was nothing to what we saw when we crossed the Yamuna River into the State of Uttar Pradesh and entered the new city of Noida. We sped along the Noida Freeway, a modern 6-lane expressway, passing miles of high rise apartments and office towers. It was somewhat reminiscent of the outer fringes of Shanghai. Our road then became the Yamuna Expressway, a 185km 6 lane toll road to Agra, built and operated by the giant property and ...