Monday in Agra at the Taj Mahal

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Today was the day that we have been waiting for.......we went to the Taj Mahal.  I have to say that it is everything that people say and more!

The day turned out to be beautiful and clear with blue skies.  (well as blue as it probably gets here).

We spent about 3 hours there and had a great time taking photos and watching the people.  It was magical  - the building is so beautiful.

Of course we got to have our photo taken in the chair that Lady Di sat in when she came to India.  Professional photographers where a dime a dozen and we had ours done for next to nothing.  We were all pleased at what a good job they did.

After the Taj we went to the Red Fort - which was a big surprise also because we did not realize how big it would be or how beautiful.

It is across the river from the Taj Mahal so we again were able to take more pictures.

One the way home we tried wanted to go to an ATM to take out some money - we went to 4 of them and all did not have any money - this is India on a Monday I guess. 

Tonight there will be a wedding at 9pm at the hotel so we are going to try to get to see it.  Last night we saw the bride in some of her finery as here was a preliminary celebration going on.

Tomorrow we are off to Jaipur.  Our guide is from there so I am sure that he will be able to point out a lot of very interesting things.


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