Vikram Palace Hotel
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... br> Having said this the surroundings and access facilities are next to hopeless. The fuss and security checks involved to gain entry almost spoil the visit. It is obvious, these days, that security has to be tight but the process they use is inadequate and that is a polite description. It did not, however, spoil the visit and we came away extremely gratified at the experience and made for a pre-arranged lunch venue to meet Ashwami.
We were amused ...
... to be able to control my own actions and decisions in relation. Eventually after sitting around Bishol said we needed to leave for the taj sooner than later even if the fog wasn't totally gone and that we would need to be ready to leave at 3. I had planned to try and catch the sunset at 5 to make up for the lack of sunrise but again I was getting stopped. I had known from the few who went last night that they turned the fountains off at 5 so you could get a photo ...
... were subject to more thorough checking in a curtained cubicle while the men were just patted down cursorily. Hmm, are women considered the greater threat or is it just the case of the women guards taking their jobs more seriously? I suspect it's the latter. There was one encounter I witnessed between a woman guard and two tourists who brought in a mini tripod. The guard was not brooking any nonsense and told the girls (who were ...
... visitors and were led through a series of ornate, exquisitely designed palaces and pavilions, all done in what is called the Indo-Persian style in which the Hindu love for carvings of humans and animals coexists with the geometrical and floral style of Islamic architecture. As we walked onto one terrace, high above the Yamuna river, Ashish called us over to a window, and there it was, shimmering in the distance in all its glory, the Taj Mahal itself. We would ...
... else to go on despite driving round with the help of Asheraf and the many locals at least 15 times!
But 3 out of 4 findings was more than we could have ever hoped for and feeling at peace with our achievements despite not finding the house we left Agra knowing that we couldn't have done any more. Perhaps in the future we can solve the other missing link.
So Agra has been ...