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Taj Mahal

Agra, India

Took our second overnight train from Varanasi, arriving only 3 and a half hours late to Agra.

Streets are very dirty and there's obviously been a lot of rain - there is water everywhere. there are people and animals and rubbish everywhere too. It's a bit of a dreary day and megan's fluey, so probably not the best impressions! Had breakfast on the rooftop restaurant at the hotel which has a view of the Taj! Very exicitng, much bigger than we thought it would be.

Went to another Red Fort, this one is more impressive than the one in Delhi. It is huge and more intact. Our tour guide had lots of interesting Maharaja stories.

After lunch we went to the Taj Mahal! Its just WOW as up close it is even bigger and more impressive, pictures don't do it justice. Took heaps of photos even got one on the Princess Di bench (we think).

Made our way through the numerous touts selling snowglobes, postcards and mini chess sets, to this flash 5 star hotel. It was out of this world and we felt quite special sitting on the balcony having a drink with the Taj in the background and a man with a flag going round the hotel shooing the pigeons!

Megan stayed at the hotel as was sick and Kevin went out to dinner with the others in the group. Some of the guys had turns driving the rickshaws, very amusing.

permalink written by  megankevin on February 10, 2007 from Agra, India
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