Agra, Uttar Pradesh

14 Sep

Astrid and I took the three hour train from Delhi to Agra at 7:15 this morning and it was fantastic. It was my first train ride in India and it was definitely an experience. The views went from dirty city tenements to lush sprawling fields. It started pouring rain on the ride and the freshness was a relief to both of us.

We arrived in Agra at 10:30 a.m. and went to our hotel. We are staying at the Tourist’s Rest House just southwest of the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. The staff have been very helpful and courteous. I recommend the hotel if you can get an AC room, otherwise the mosquitoes are awful.

We visited Agra Fort, Baby Taj, and the Taj Majal. The Taj is most impressive and I will post more photos later. I took this footage of the Taj Mahal from the Methab Bagh area near the Yamuna River on the backside of the Taj at sunset.


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