TAJ MAHAL & AGRA and Trip to Hyderabad
Best day of my trip to India! Breathtaking
Wow- what an amazing day and site to see!
Saturday we traveled about 5 hours, stopping once at a small tourist shop to see the famous Taj Mahal.
I can't even explain how amazing the site was. It was also very interesting as I don't think most people know that the King built this temple for his queen after she died. And across the river which is the back of the Taj Mahal he attempted to build another temple made of black marble that would connect to the Taj with a bridge made of silver. You can see the land that they started to build it on but there was no more progress. The building wasn't completed because his son had him arrested?-something weird like that!
It was also very funny the amusement that the Indians visiting had with us Americans. I was asked to take a photo many times, however the best time was when I was in the bathroom and some lady took our her phone to take my picture (by myself ha!) as well as one with her youngest daughter, middle daughter, eldest daughter, herself, and them all together. Needless to say the group "yelled" at me for taking so long....but I was taking pictures ha!
We spent quite a lot of time there so that occupied our whole day. We also briefly saw the Agra Fort (agra is the village) which was quite impressive as well.
The rest of the night was a long 5 hour trip back to our hotel, but it was definitely worth it!
Today was a very low key day. We left Delhi and took a two our plane ride south to Hyderabad and the Indian School of Business. It was a pretty uneventful day. We got a quick briefing of the wonderful school here and spent the rest of the hot 80 degree day at the pool finally getting some sun.