Mad Cows and Camels
Trip Start Jun 09, 2003
169Trip End Jun 02, 2007
We stayed at the Tourist Rest House in Agra which was very nice and away from the Taj Ganj where most people stay (next to the Taj Mahal). The Taj Mahal was mind blowing. Built totally from marble, it is a tomb built by a guy when his wife died. He was so grief stricken he wanted to do something constructive with his grief (sorry can't remember the names, will add them when I get a chance). Well I've never seen such an amazing tomb. Unfortunately it was cloudy when we were there so we didn't see it change colour as the sun set.
I've also been suffering from a case of Delhi Belly. I ended up spending a whole day in bed, just getting up to visit the toilet, but the less I say about that the better!
Went to see Agra Fort, which once again was really impressive - said to be the best fort in India, so I'm not too fussed if I don't see any more!
Couldn't get a train from Agra to Rajasthan as they were all full, so we took the government bus, which was very comfortable. The journey was fun and added to all the other animals that roam the streets in India were camels. Camels everywhere - pulling carts and relaxing in the shade under trees. We spent one night in Jaipur, today we just spent all day on the roof terrace of our hotel enjoying the sun (it's warm at last). Got scared by a mad cow running down the street tonight on our way to dinner - all the locals were hiding behind their cars as it bellowed its way down the street - we got out of its way pretty quick. On the way home I ended up giving a rickshaw driver a ride, much to his delight and all the locals. Tonight we're getting the midnight express to Jaislemir to go on a camel safari in the desert - more about that later!