Rahi Gulistan Tourist Complex
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... think we all just wanted to go you know where. Actually it made the stories about the Taj later make much more sense so was worthwhile. I'm not sure lunch at Pizza Hut added to the authenticity but hey ho. Finally then we got to the Taj Mahal and it's everything you imagine. Much bigger than I had thought, it's totally stunning, with beautiful marble, much more colourful than you'd think and it's perfectly ...
... handsome Indian soldiers in ceremonial high headdresses pose for photos with anyone who asks, as do the women soldiers who do not have the fancy hats, and loud prerecorded Indian dance music is played for the long wait until the actual ceremony begins.
Eventually a very tall MC dressed in all white comes out and gets the crowd going, much like a yell leader at a college football game. I think what he was having everyone shout was “Hindustan” ...
... groups of men, changing truck tyres, watching another receive a haircut at an outside barbershop, sitting in plastic chairs on islands in the mud just watching the traffic pass or waiting for some rare, rupee-making opportunity. Meanwhile, bicycle rickshaws, tuk tuks, trucks and cars churn up more mud as they pick-up and disgorge passengers and cargo. There are women too amongs this mayhem, mostly moving like beacons of light and optimism in their vividly coloured ...
... the fort when the emperor and the queen had lived, Agra Fort.
The massive red sandstone fort was originally constructed by Shah Jahan's grandfather,
Emperor Akbar in 1565. This site also had tons of tourists and we navigated our way over the wet and dry moats to the interior of the fort. We were able to tour a small section of the grounds that was opened to the public. The rest of the grounds are being restored or was being used by the ...
The day started eartly...2am wake up for a 3am ride to the airport. Our laundry was finally retrieved from the front desk (after I woke up the lady lying on the counter sleeping and the other male worker sleeping on a mat on the hard floor.) Not a cushy job, that one! The hotel ordered a safe driver for us as it was the middle of the night. It was weird to see this city on the quieter side. There were still enough people up milling around and workers at ...