Namaste Agra

So last I left off in my India trip recap, we had just left Delhi. Its a 5 hour drive to Agra and we were totally unsure of what to expect along the road. Well I can say the drive was one of the most interesting rides I've ever taken. Every few hundred yards there is something else amazing to see. As I've mentioned, its complete sensory overload pretty much everywhere we went. Its a shame we were moving at high speeds because I missed so many amazing photos as we zipped by.

That afternoon we made our way through Akbar's Tomb and the Red Fort.
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The following morning we were up bright and early to make our way to the grand dame of India, the Taj Mahal. A monument with an beautiful love story, this site is hugely popular for a reason. Its absolutely beautiful. Sadly my body decided that particular day was when it would make its unhappiness with my travel destination known. I won't get into the gory details but let's say that while the Taj Mahal was absolutely beautiful and the 5 hour drive to Jaipur was just as interesting as the ride to Agra, this was not my favorite day.

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Because I wasn't feeling so well we didn't make it to any of the other Agra attractions. In fact I nearly didn't make it to the Taj Mahal but I just couldn't allow myself to miss it.

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Thankfully I was feeling better after a good nights sleep. It seems I survived Delhi belly and could now wear the badge of honor. Off we went to tackle Jaipur. More on that in a later post.

19 comments:

  1. Laura Weimer Quinn9:08 AM

    Your photos are amazing! gorgeous!

    Laura
    www.happyroost.blogspot.com

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  2. Vinita9:22 AM

    Beautiful pictures...so colourful too!

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  3. Love the Taj pictures! Amazing. Thanks for sharing - makes me want to go to India even more. Travel bugs/tummy isssues are the worst.

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  4. I'm so glad you go to see the Taj Mahal!!  It would have been so sad to have missed it!  Your pictures are beautiful!

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  5. Fantastic pics!  I especially like the ones of the Taj Mahal.

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  6. robynpurdie9:49 AM

    wow-great photos! Mine, at the Taj, are full of people and lost somewhere in boxes...I would ove to go back ...with my dgital camera!

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  7. Janette@The2Seasons1:08 PM

    My husband spent six weeks there sans moi.  Unfortunately, it's the only country he doesn't want to return to.  I guess that means a solo trip to India is in my future.

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  8. Lavenderandlilies1:27 PM

    Amazing!  You know I love your travels!

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  9. Leadfw3:57 PM

    OMG what gorgeous photos!

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  10. Your pictures are simply stunning.

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  11. Your pictures are simply stunning.

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  12. The involvement of animals in day-to-day life is so different than here, and I must say I like it (at least in the pictures ;).

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  13. You have amazing pictures!  India is one of my ultimate destinations and these pictures make me want to go NOW!
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Andrea

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  14. So envious! I've always wanted to see the Taj Mahal and these are some of the best, romantic photographs I've seen of it. Definitely a must see for me! Although, I'm not sure if my photo's will come out as nice as yours. :)

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  15. Linda@Lime in the coconut8:01 AM

    STUNNING images! You need a travel book...around the world with Steph!

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  16. Lisa Rozario4:45 PM

    Well, your pics of the TM are absolutely stunning. Sorry you had to deal with an upset tummy.

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  17. Okay, so I'm going to sound like a total lemming, but...could your pictures get any more gorgeous! Good grief. I've never had any interest in India before this post, but if it looks anything like your photos convey, I may reconsider!

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  18. Carla @ Hammers and High Heels10:11 AM

    It is so fun reading about your adventures in India because I also just got back from India!  I travelled for work to Delhi and then also spent a day in Agra to see the Taj.  Everything you wrote is so similar to my experience, India was good and bad, definitely a place to see and experience but some of the things you see are heartbreaking.  Oh, I also had Delhi belly, no fun, so did all 3 of my co-workers.  We got real comfortable with each other on our trip, haha!  I have one post on my blog about India if you want to check it out, but your photos are so much better than mine!  Oh, I had henna done too, isn't it crazy how fast they do that?!?!

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  19. Oh don't remind me about the Delhi belly. That was definitely the low point. But I would still go back.

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