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India: Agra and Taj Mahal

Early train to Agra to see mighty Red Fort then glorious Taj Mahal

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Leaving Delhi

Up and at 'em at 4 for a 5am departure.
Delhi is eerily quiet at this time - like 28 Days later or something.... until you get to the train station!
Our first experience of a busy train station - people cows, cars, bikes, trailers, everywhere.
We stayed together and made it to our carriage without much hassle.

The train journey was scenic most of us slept.

Agra

Agra is another busy town, and not just because of it's famous monument....

Red Fort

We found a guide and did a tour of the Red Fort. It was a good precursor to Taj Mahal, because it gave us background to why it was built, and of the times... plus the fort is a really beautiful and enormous place to see itself.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is the product of a beautiful love story... a perfect, astounding, enormous, ornate monument built by the Emperor as testament of his love for his fallen queen. If you don't know the story you can read it here

Words can't really describe it!!
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You can view my Taj Mahal photos here.

Posted by SkinnyFists 08:17 Archived in India Tagged taj_mahal agra

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