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First Day in Agra

By 10am we had finally arrived in Agra. We had a busy morning with the bus ride here but the weather is really hot and humid, it’s a nice change from the weather out in Canada. We are staying at the Garden Villa Home Stay and they provide us with transportation to and from the bus station and it is very affordable it was INR 4500.00 which is 101.34 CAD. They arrived right on time and took us right to the Garden Villa, the staff was friendly and the place looked very clean and cozy. We were so anxious to get going for the day so we quickly unpacked and the family had prepared omelets for us and they were delicious, the mother is a great cook. We then took a rickshaw to Taj Mahal and then we got to ride a camel into the main entrance, it was really cool none of us had been able to do that before. Taj Mahal was huge, the security was really strict and we were not allowed to take pictures in the main mausoleum and because it is a religious site we had dressed conservatively. It had not only amazing architectural design but it was almost more than that, you really get to understand why it is called the monument of love. We spent most of the day there and even outside offered beautiful flowered gardens and we also stopped at the small gift shop which we bought a few little trinkets. It was almost overwhelming in the fact that we were actually there, it was a day well spent and I’ll never forget it and we were even able to be there for sunset, which was gorgeous. We headed out shortly after and the streets were beginning to get very dark so we took a taxi for a late supper, we stopped at the Grand Buffet and it had a lot of different types of food offered which we figured would be a nice change. We had a little bit of everything from steak to a variety of Indian and continental dishes, it was delicious. After supper was over we decided we would call it a night, none of the bars really seemed to appealing to us and the streets don’t have many lights which made us a little cautious. We got back to the home stay, just relaxed and took a look at the pictures we had taken on our adventures thus far. Good night all!!
our ride on the way to Taj Mahal

our ride on the way to Taj Mahal

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Posted by india2010 09:36 Archived in India

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Going to the Taj Mahal would be amazing to see in person! You're so lucky to have this chance. What was the inside of the Taj Mahal like?!
Do you have any pictures?

So were you able to actually ride on the camel or just get like a little buggy on the back?
Was it a comfy ride?

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