Hotel Daawat Palace
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... other things in Agra; visited the Red Fort, the Baby Taj, and several other mausoleums. We also had a nice evening of beers at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Taj Mahal at sunset while a curious monkey tried to steal the Taj t-shirts I picked up as gifts. Nick chased him with a stick and the shirts were unharmed, whew. But it seems that everything else we did paled in comparison to the wonder that is the Taj Mahal.
... starting with the most expensive and then moving to the cheapest when he realises that you are not that interested in buying.
After we had politely made our excuses and left the salesrooms empty-handed we made our way to the Taj Mahal, one of the highlights of our trip. To get to the Taj you have to walk or bus 1 km from the ticket office to the entrance gate. This involves passing lots of little stores trying to sell you more gaudy souvenirs. When you hit the gate you have ...
... and hymns and mantras are recited and seeing locals bathing are some of the main activities being watched by tourists in Varanasi. About 30 000 bodies get cremated per year next to the Ganges in Varanasi, thus about
80 per day. We observed several of these ceremonies and the smell is something I will never forget. Varanasi is a very dirty city, even by Indian standards with many stray cows and dogs wondering the streets, all these animals, together with 50% of the ...
... I just sat back while Tutsa did all the talking and bargaining. It was awesome! Walking into the Taj...the first glimpse you have of it you do not even think it is real. It seriously looks like a picture looking at it! No picture I took could ever give this palace justice...it was just incredible! Our tour guide told us what poses to do in front of the Taj to take pictures, told us all about the history, showed us all the details inside the building it was ...
... are inscribed on it. The Tāj Mahal was built on a marble platform and directly under the highest dome lies the tomb of Mumtāz Mahal. Shah Jahān's tomb was erected next to hers. The interiors are decorated with fine inlay work, incorporating semi-precious stones.
There were a lot of people there, mainly Indians. We had our photos taken in front of the Taj ...