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We finally made it to the Taj!

Agra, India


After finally working our way out of Jaipur we headed to the bus station to travel to Delhi via bus, then Delhi to Agra on the train.

The bus journey was really horrible though and as well as being really late, it was a long lasting 7 hours on a small reclining seat with no leg room.


The windows weren’t insulated and mine was even broken meaning that it kept sliding open! It was freezing! We got barely any sleep and were exhausted once we arrived in manic Delhi, which was in fact cleaner than we expected.

We luckily arrived in plenty of time so went to a little café to wait for our train pretty excited about seeing the Taj finally!

However, our luck still wasn’t to be with us as it then was delayed by 3 hours! Then when the train eventually arrived named the ‘Taj express’ was a joke. It was in fact the slowest train ever taking 2 ½ hours longer than scheduled!

So by the time we eventually arrived in Agra, left our luggage at the train station then walked to lock away our hand luggage as we couldn’t take anything in with us it was almost 4pm and a long queue for tickets and entry greeted us.

So unfortunately our long day meandering around the Taj wasn’t to be, although we did manage a rushed visit and it was very very beautiful; well worth a visit…

Then we met up with some friends in the evening for dinner before catching our evening train at 11:30pm!


permalink written by  chrischarly on December 28, 2010 from Agra, India
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly's Indian Odyssey
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