Tuesday, November 20

Busy in Agra

My night in Delhi ended in the company of Nick and Maggie, a friendly couple from Holland. Nick had a chess board and we played a couple of games. He's a very good player and the game was quite enjoyable. We tied at two games a piece and it got pretty late so we left it as a draw. We are traveling in the same direction so should we happen to run into each other again we may play one last time.

The next day I met up with my taxi driver and we drove straight to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. It's unbelievably busy here, the traffic is much worse than in Delhi. It made sight seeing much slower and I only got two sights in; Agra Fort and Itmad-ul-Daulah's Tomb.

The fort was fantastic. It took a good chunk of the day to take in and it seemed to be quite popular with the locals too. The tomb was not worth the entry fee still it provided some good photos.

I made friends with a girl that's staying at the same hotel, I believe she said her name was Manu (as in Manuela). We explored the fort together and then she went to the Taj Mahal. She should be getting back soon and I'm looking forward to seeing her photos. I'll be going there tomorrow with the hope of getting a good sunrise shot.

Manu taking photos at the fort:

One of the many rooms in the fort:

Itmad ul Daulah's Tomb: