February 14, 2015nnwww.instagram.com/timandglonnWe were up early to catch our 6:00 am train from New Delhi Railway Station to Agra Fort Railway Station in Agra,...
February 14, 2015nnwww.instagram.com/timandglonnWe were up early to catch our 6:00 am train from New Delhi Railway Station to Agra Fort Railway Station in Agra, Uttar Pradesh! Agra is home to what is arguably India's most famous cultural site: Taj Mahal! We didn't actually visit Taj Mahal on this day, opting to save it for a sunrise visit the following day.
But we visited a couple other amazing places in Agra, which provided stunning view of Taj Mahal! nnWe booked our train tickets online before we arrived in India.
You can create an account with IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation), which runs India's train e-ticketing system at www.irctc.co.in.
You'll need an IRCTC account to book trains on sites like ClearTrip and MakeMyTrip.
Hint: You don't need an Indian telephone number to register an account.
Just make one up.
;)nnWe sat in the AC Chair Car Cabin, which was extremely comfortable.
Cozy seats and free water, newspapers, and a hot meal!nnOnce in Agra, we took a rickshaw to the Radisson Blu.
This is a beautiful hotel close to the east gate of Taj Mahal.
They provide an excellent buffet breakfast! nnWe paid 1,850 rupees for an all day 4x4 car rental and guide, which we split with our friends.
We used the car to see three sites: Agra Fort, the Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah (aka.
baby Taj or little Taj), and Mehtab Bagh.nnOf all the forts we saw in India on this trip, Agra Fort was our favorite! You can get amazing views of Taj Mahal from Agra Fort! Baby Taj is also worth a visit! nnFinally we went to to Mehtab Bagh, a park located across the river from Taj Mahal.
The way the light hits the Taj during the sunset is very romantic.
nnTraffic leaving Mehtab Bagh was horrible! It literally took an hour to drive a couple hundred meters.
You've been warned.
:p But it's worth it! :)nnWe were exhausted, so we had dinner at the restaurant in the lobby of Radisson Blu.
We went for hearty burgers.
Glo had chicken burger and Tim had a buffalo burger.
Because cows are sacred in India, beef burgers are impossible to find.
Fortunately, our chicken and buffalo burgers were delicious!nnWe hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day!!nnAs always, thank you for watching!!nnMusic:nBelief - YouTube Audio LibrarynnKehne Ko Jushn-e-Bahara - Jodha Akbar