The Grand Imperial, Agra
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Like the Mughal emperors before us we abandon Fatehpur Sikri, I hope that this will not be our last visit, and that we may once again return to enjoy the tranquil beauty of this place. We leave at just after 2.00pm and head towards Agra. It's a short drive, just under an hour, so assuming the are no traffic jams or accidents …
Left hotel at 6.15am to catch the sunrise at Taj Mahal. We noticed that there was heavy fog on the way to the site - not a good sign. The Taj Mahal was fully enveloped in fog. Visibility was about 3 to 4 feet. Quite disappointing. We stayed there for about 2 hours hoping that the fog will lift but it did not. Someone once said that there are 2 type …
... areas of about 5m x 25 m. They look like they are irrigated with channels. There are a few travellers who aren't locals on the train in our carriage, most foreigners we've seen in one spot in 3 days. No blog posted last night as Dale had the wi fi pass, I'll try and load up a couple tonight from Agra after dinner. A Quote I heard from Dale last night when asked about how he went with the Indian food, " it's like Chinese, only its Indian" , what the f.. does that mean ? I'll remember ...
... br> Luckily, we went to the Taj Mahal yesterday because it has rained today. The monsoons are arriving and we have spent most of the day doing pending stuff, at the gym and at the pool. We also had some pictures taken with the hotel’s astrologer who tried, without success, to read our hands. In the evening, we wanted to see the Taj with the full moon but since it is Ramadan month, the Taj ...
... 14 years later. How it has survived all those centuries without being vandalised and completely ruined is a miracle.
Fortunately it was still windy when we arrived so relatively cool although it is starting to get hot now. We get the bus back down. There is a large queue of people waiting to get on. Being India they of course all start to try to pile on before we and the rest of the passengers have got off. Eventually we fight our way through the ensuing scrum ...