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Taj - an optical illusion

This is the view of Diwan-e-Khas and the Taj Mahal from the Meena bazaar side in Agra Fort. To me somehow the Taj appeared to be bigger than what it looked from the Diwane Khas. 48 more words

Heritage

The Big and Beautiful Taj Mahal

We took a day trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, which was a 3.5 hour train ride each way. Our first train trip proved to be pleasant and surprisingly uncrowded because we took first class (as recommended by our friends and other blogs), which was $20 one way. 342 more words

India

Making a Blunder with the Wonder - Taj Mahal

Are you a proud Indian to have The Taj Mahal listed as a Wonder of the World that attracts millions of visitors every year including world leaders and celebrities? 1,055 more words

Travel

India Phase 1: New Delhi and Agra

Preface: I’ve been blogging for a few years now, and one thing that I’ve learned is that the longer I wait after a trip to make a blog post, the less likely it becomes that I will ever actually do it.  543 more words

Travel

Agra and the Taj Mahal

The journey out of Delhi afforded me the opportunity to experience for the first time the Indian rail network.

Having successfully dodged the fake tourism offices purporting to be the only place foreigners can book their travel across India, I had found myself in the waiting area of the (legit) foreign traveller booking centre in New Delhi train station. 337 more words

Stop 2: Agra

You can’t come to India without seeing the Taj Mahal, so our next stop was Agra. Although there isn’t much to see in Agra, we booked to stay for two nights (because of likely traffic disruptions and to ensure a little less tiring trip). 803 more words

Travel

Fall armyworm could cost Africa $2bn+ in lost harvest

Last week, CABI confirmed that since it arrived in Africa in 2016, the Fall Armyworm (FAW) has been reported in 28 African countries, presenting a now permanent agricultural challenge for the continent. 410 more words

Agriculture