After Jaipur we continue by road to Agra, the Taj Mahal city.
Jaipur to Agra is 226km, approximately 4 hours journey but it’s took more than 5 hours to reach Agra due to road traffic.
Sometimes we slow down to give ways to camel cart to cross roads.
The highway from Jaipur to Agra was not bad, sometimes we overtake this type of crammed jeeps and slow moving tractors.
Around 6pm we reached and Agra was not what I expected. The city was very dirty, piles of garbage and animal wastes along the streets near to Taj Mahal.
One of the main entrance to Taj Mahal’s compound.
The are so many hotels near to Taj Mahal and the price are very reasonable. Our driver took us to Maya Hotel, located on a busy street just 5 minutes walking distance to Taj Mahal. The room and toilet was clean, simple and nothing really special. We paid Rs1200 for each room per night.
The next day morning, we started walking to the Taj at 6am in order to beat the crowds and heat. Our driver arranged a guide for us which the guide was good in taking photos and good in history of Taj.
We took camel cart ride to the main gate of Taj Mahal.
We paid Rs 750 for Taj mahal entrance and we given free mineral water and shoe covers. There was no queue at ticket boot and no queue at security screening place.
The Taj Mahal is one of the most photographed buildings in the world.
All the famous people that come to the Taj Mahal sit on this bench and take photos.
Because we went early, we manage take a lot of photos without crowds.
Our guide took different style poses photos from various angles and view points of Taj Mahal.
My sister and brother in law never let go of their chance to hold each other tight, almost like sealing their love pledge in a place of love tragedy.
Short video clip of Taj Mahal.
Amazing and Beautiful. Over here everyone was engaged in a wonderful party.
That’s the charm of the Taj.
We spend 1 day at Agra and we continue our journey to Mathura and Vrindavan.