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Marble-Overload and two ❤️️-stories

Tuesday. “You know why people in India feed monkeys on Tuesdays?”, our local guide in Agra, Amit, asks. “Because they believe that they are blessed by God if they do”. 1,690 more words

Hidden Gems: Agra's Mini Taj

This is a hidden gem in the crummy city of Agra.

It is constructed with marble and decorated with intricate inlay work with colourful semiprecious stones. 151 more words


India 29: Agra (Taj Mahal)

I spent very little time in Agra, partly out of choice as I have heard by many other travellers that there isn’t too much worth seeing except the Taj Mahal, but also because my train from Amritsar arrived 5 hours late. 969 more words


Agra Fort - Heritage Tourist Attraction in Agra, India

Agra Fort, also a UNESCO heritage tourist attraction in India, built from red sandstone by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. The buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. 71 more words

Beautiful Place

1YoT: The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

By this point, we’ve spent several weeks in India, and we’ve seen palaces, fortresses, wealth, and poverty; we’ve experienced festivals, tours, scams, and safaris; gone to the beach, the desert, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a tiger reserve; rode trains, buses, tuk tuks, and taxis, and ate the best food ever. 1,387 more words


The Taj Mahal

Our journey to Agra is our first experience of a sleeper bus which is a real treat. Lo and I shared a double bed essentially, with a curtain for privacy, it was all very civilised! 861 more words


Less Agro, More Agra

We departed Delhi early in the morning, catching an Ola taxi to the train station. Or as close to the train station as our driver could get. 954 more words