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