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Agra

Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal but otherwise there is not much else there aside from monkeys and camels.

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We woke up very early to check out the Taj at sunrise and it was well worth it. It was a beautiful cool morning (Agra wasn’t as hot as Varanasi or Delhi but very close) and there were far less people there than later in the day.

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The Taj has a very serene feel and is truly one of the loveliest places we have ever visited. It’s made entirely of marble and other precious metals and stones.

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Every last inch has enormous detail and the workmanship is mind boggling. Amazingly, we learned that not long ago the Taj had been not much more than a derelict building with even some graffiti on it! Finally, the government of India came to realize what an amazing piece of architecture they had and restored it.

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A quick two days in Agra and we’re now on a mission to the South of India to enjoy some beach time in Goa.

Posted by ReneeJared 06:17 Archived in India

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