Wednesday, January 13, 2010

India Day 3: Road Trip to Agra

December 28, 2009

10:00 a.m. Road Trip to Agra. The countryside from Delhi to Agra in Uttar Pradesh is scenic, splashed mostly with the yellow of the mustard fields. Very long trains are also a common sight, as well as cows, goats, sheep and camels crossing the highways. Lunch was at one of the many roadside dhabas, which offered tasty, filling parathas and curries.

5:00 p.m. Taj Mahal from the back. Free from the thousands of tourists who come to see the Taj Mahal, a little park across the River Yamuna gave us unobstructed views of the Taj Mahal at sunset. The Taj is breathtaking, spectacular, wonderful, unbelievable. It's simply the most beautiful building I have ever seen. We did some sleuthing and crawled through barbed wire onto the river bank itself, and the views were incomparable.

8:00 p.m. Dinner at Peshawari. After checking into our rather forgettable, but adequate, hotel, MS, L and I had drinks and dinner at Peshawari at the Sheraton Agra hotel. Good Muglai food, but Karim's was better.