Agra and the Taj Mahal
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December 6th, 2008 – by: sgoudryagranada
We arrived today in Agra. This is something Iâ€™ve been expecting for because of course seeing Taj Mahal and verifying if it is really that beautiful are important things. First of all everyone says Agra is a horrible and chaotic city and you just want to see its main attractions and then escapeâ€¦Our first impression was actually that it was quite calm compared to many other places weâ€™ve seen and what comes to dirtiness itâ€™s like all the rest of India. Iâ€™m not sure whether the calmness was because of the fact that today is Friday and Muslimsâ€™ free day. Anyway, after having slept really long this night we were full of energy and ready to get a good argue with all the rickshaw drivers and souvenir sellersâ€¦
We have our hotel in a position that it has a view from its roof terrace to Taj Mahal.
So we had a close look to Taj. I must admit it really is one of the most beautiful places Iâ€™ve seen, though itâ€™s not white anymore, mostly grey. At the dawn it was magical, something like from fairytalesâ€¦ It is difficult to describe it because the whole atmosphere around this building is so particular. Itâ€™s not possible to compare it to anything else. One of those musts you have to see in a lifetimeâ€¦
Our next stop will be Khajuraho, the city famous for itâ€™s kamasutra templesâ€¦
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