Sunday, July 20, 2014

India (16) Agra

The drive to Agra was fine, but thanks to our driver - Sonu. It was scorching hot and utterly necessary to take the breaks that we had. After checking in at the ITC Mughal (and being upgraded to the Royal Mughal Suite) we set off on our tour with Khalid, our tour guide.

First stop - Agra Fort. Absolutely beautiful, but with a horrible stench. Disgusting! The heat was unbearable.

Next. Quick lunch / snack. 

And then - TAJ MAHAL! It took me a moment to catch my breath when I found myself before this great monument. I was awestruck. My mum didn't make it inside though. Lucky that I told her to rather stay in the shade...there were quite a few steep steps to climb to get inside.

After that, we went to a place where marble ornaments are made. It was really interesting to see the process from scratch!

Back to the hotel for a bit of R&R and then for a bite in the hotel restaurant. Food was delicious and the hotel? Magnificent!

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