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Red fort and Taj

Agra, India

We slept intermittently on the train. Went straight to the hotel for a shower - guess what? Yep it was cold!! Breakfast was on the rooftop terrace with a view of the Taj Mahal!

On the way down to meet the group I (Trace) slipped down the stairs (marble of course!) and now have an amazing black bruise on my bum!

A new experience of an electric rickshaw to get to the Red Fort. We were shown around by a man who knew everything about the red fort - he'd been doing the same job for about 40 years! The fort was massive and we were only allowed to see half of it as the army still used the other half. There were a lot of optical illusions made into some of the works around the fort - a persian carpet that is actually marble fountain!

Next stop after lunch was the Taj Mahal. We were searched before going in and could only take the minimal amount in. Didn't look anything like the picture with lady Diana in - there were thousands more people in our photos!!
Don't think words can actually describe it - spectacular, maybe? It was huge! The Marble glistened in the light.

On the way back from the Taj we stopped off at a 5 star hotel to have drinks on their terrace with an amazing view of the Taj. Really wish we'd been staying there - they had a pool and gorgeous toilets - The simple things in life! James had 5 beers and I had a pina colada!

Dinner at a lovely restaurant. James had his food ordered for him, courtesy of our guide and was gorgeous!
On the way back to the hotel, James, Shailendra and Matt all had a drive of the autorickshaw! None of them actually asked how to use the thing before they went so ended up pushing it as they couldn't find reverse to turn it round!

permalink written by  James & Tracey on February 11, 2007 from Agra, India
from the travel blog: James & Tracey World Tour
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