Monday, 20 October 2008
Agra, Fatehpur Sikri
So, the most visited place in India... Agra, the city of the famous Taj Mahal. It is difficult to describe Taj Mahal via words, or even in a photo. I don't think we've ever seen a photo that really shows its magnificence. We woke up around 5:30 hoping to be the first one in line to see it and we were wrong :-). The line was already long.
Agra was the kingdom of the Mughal empire and has also the largest fort & palace complex, from where the most celebrated Mughal king Akbar was ruling as well as few of his successors until the kingdom was moved to Delhi. Unfortunately small part of the fort is accessible to public as the rest of it is still used by the army.
We also passed by Fatehpur Sikri, small city near Agra. Here king Akbar build his first kingdom before moving it to Agra and where he built lovely castles for his three wives, Hindu, Muslim & Christian.
Ah, did we mention the monkeys? They are part of the everyday here. Sanja doesn't run after them anymore as at the beginning of the trip, now we run away from them :-)
And the Indians trains... it is part of India experience :-) All we'll say... two done, three more to go :-)