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Stumbling off the sleeper train at 6am after barely sleeping at all, I was a little on the crabby side. The cloak room, where I was hoping to check my bag for the day (I'm taking yet another sleeper tonight) was closed. A guy told me it would open in 15 minutes, so I waited for 20 minutes before a security person told me it wasn't opening for another 40 minutes after that. That same guy then told me I could just check my things at the Taj ...
We arrived at Agra Fort to a throng of vendors and people and are told to watch out for pickpockets.
Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar nearly a century prior to Shah Jahan building the Taj Mahal. This Fort is considered to be the inspiration for the Red Fort in Delhi.
The Fort is massive in size and was added to by successive Emperors over the years, ...
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... Outside, and on a more impressive scale inside, the marble has been inlayed with thousands of semi-precious and precious stones, creating flowers and other Murghal designs typical of the era. It is said that in certain places, over 60 small pieces of precisely cut stone were inlayed into the marble just to create a flower over an inch across.
We wandered around the grounds, gardens and inside too, stopping for the obligatory photo on 'Princess Di’ ...
... they can be quite a nuisance and sometimes can be aggressive -- especially if they think you have any food. We had VIP tickets, which meant that we got shoe covers, a bottle of water and a VIP entrance to the monument. At the entrance we were split into separate lines for men and women and subjected to a security inspection and x-ray of our bags. I found out that I was not allowed the flashlight I had in my purse, so they confiscated one battery from it. ...