Agra Journals

Taj Mahal

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A November 1998 trip to Agra by Joel

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Quote: After a bit of haggling we struck a bargain with the rickshaw driver. For Rs. 100 he will brind us to the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort and the Baby Taj!

Taj Mahal

Overview

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The Taj Mahal, regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world. Agra Fort, beside the Yamuna river and the I'timad-ud-Daulah, sometimes reffered to as the Baby Taj.

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Best Way To Get Around:

Hire a rickshaw to drive you around. It's a very dirty and there's a lot of air pollution.

Zorba the Buddha Restaurant

Restaurant | "Zorba the Buddha"

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We took a rikshaw to Zorba the Buddha, one of the recommended restaurants in our guidebook. Although it's situated in an uncharacteristic area, it is quite a pleasant place, very quiet, resonably priced with good vegetarian food.

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Zorba the Buddha Restaurant
E-13 Shopping Arcade, Gopi Chand Shivare Road, Sadar Bazaar
Agra, India

Taj Mahal

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Attraction

Taj Mahal Photo, Agra, India
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At the entrance of the Taj Mahal you can buy a combined ticket (Rs. 105) allowing entry into three other main sites. We're about the first to enter the Taj Mahal, regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world. A first glimpse through the massive red sandstone gateway is breathtaking. Because of the misty morning it's difficult to discern the white marble of the Taj Mahal from the light-gray tint of the sky that surrounds it. And then we stand right in front of a marvelous monument. The only thing that separates us from the Taj is a long, small watercourse, spitefully without water. The poet Tagore once described the Taj as 'a tear on the face of eternity,' a building to echo the cry 'I have...Read More

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Taj Mahal

Agra, India

Agra Fort

Attraction

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I'm glad we arrived so early in the morning because around nine it's getting crowdy. Time to leave the scene. Agra isn't exactly a very pleasant place to stay, with all that hot and humid November weather and all the noise and pollution. Sitting in the back of a auto-rikshaw, as it rushes through the slowly moving traffic, we move on to the Agra Fort, beside the Yamuna river, the same of the Taj. There are striking similarities between the Red Fort in Delhi and that of Agra. The outer walls are faced with red sandstone and topped with pointed merlons. We stroll around a little bit randomly taking some looks at our guidebook once in a while to know what things we were seeing. The emperor that ordered t...Read More

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Agra Fort

Agra, India