Taj Majal and More

Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
Trip End May 13, 2011

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Flag of India  , Uttar Pradesh,
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

No time to write today. Spent all day driving from Delhi to Agra, viewing the Taj Majal, the Agra Fort, then attending a dramatization of the romance surrounding the building of the Taj Majal.

Another amazing day of eye-popping sights – tangled traffic and never-ending honking but no wrecks – brilliant sari dresses testing the limits of the color spectrum – cows claiming right of way…everywhere – bicycles loaded higher than pickup trucks, much higher – taxi wagons pulled by horses, oxen, camels, human-powered bicycles, and car battery-powered bicycles – tractors driving against the traffic on a 4-lane highway... and other motorists accepting it as commonplace – a greater density of roadside Indians cooking, selling, sleeping, riding bicycles, than the queue at the women's restroom after a double feature movie – rural Indians staring at us like we were from outer space, then asking to have photos taken with us – more brilliant saris riding sidesaddle on the back of motorbikes – and the Taj Majal, memorial of love from a 17th century Mughal emperor!
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Dani on

Beautiful pics! And the Taj Mahal didn't look to crowded!! :)

Diane H on

I 2nd that ... you have got to be on such a natural high. Looking forward to the next post.

Debbie on

Once again, amazing!


Love your pictures. I am in training for this trip. Can't wait. Hugs, Mary Ann

friesendm on

Good job, Mary Ann. You will love it. Different, exotic, challenging... it will stretch you and amaze you, and we're just headed into our 4th day.

Beverly Davies on

I'm enjoying your pictures of day two. Nice shots of the Taj Majal, Dan!

Tink on

Your trips always amaze me! That's why I keep going on WAI trips. The trip to India is one I have anticipated for a long itme. Thanks for giving me a sneak preview of what I'll be experiencing next year.

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