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Our journey continues… Taj Mahal, India

Published on July 25, 2016 | India

Our adventure continues and here we are in New Delhi, India. This little side tour is a “bucket list” wish for me. I have been fascinated by the Taj Mahal ever since I can remember. As the trip plans were coming along, an opportunity arise and we could not pass it up.


So here we are… and loving it.

I cannot express how peaceful and serene this place is. Monsoon season is here and all the trees and grass are of a vibrant green.

As we enter the palace thru a gate I can’t tell you how emotional it was for me. Here I am standing in front of this magnificent marble palace which was built over 400 years ago in memory of a great love. All the worries and concerns are gone, peacefulness takes over. Life comes to a standstill and tears are coming up. Beautiful beyond expectation.

As you know the Taj Mahal was built upon the death of the Emperor wife. Her death-bed wish was for him to build her a resting place as beautiful as their love was. Ok!!! I am a romantic at heart what can I say!!!

On the same day we were able to squeeze in  a visit to the old Agra Fort where the Emperor spent the last eight years of his life under his son imprisonment. .

We loved our stay in India and now we also have a new fondness for Indian cuisine. All the wonderful spices that blend together make extremely tasty dishes. Curry and hot chili paste in most dishes. Vegetarian dishes and the garlic naan, have been our staples throughout our stay. And the sweets…. Oh boy!!!

We have been very fortunate to have had a great guide and a great driver. We were not going to attempt to drive on the opposite side of the road.

A joke that our driver shared with us: To drive in India you need three things: A good horn, good breaks and good luck…”

With love and gratitude, see you all on our next adventure.

Giangi

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Yours truly..

Yours truly..

Marble work and semi precious stones inlay

Marble work and semi precious stones inlay

Fountain in direct line with the Taj Mahal

Fountain in direct line with the Taj Mahal

Looking at the Mosque from inside the Taj Mahal

Looking at the Mosque from inside the Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

Agra Fort entrance

Agra Fort entrance

Welcoming courtyard inside Agra Fort

Welcoming courtyard inside Agra Fort

Driving around town

Driving around town

Monkeys roaming around the town waiting to be feed

Monkeys roaming around the town waiting to be fed

Paneer with cottage cheese, curry and hot chili, absolutely delicious

Paneer with cottage cheese, curry and hot chili, absolutely delicious

Moong Dal Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa

Garlic Naan… could not stay away from it

Garlic Naan… could not stay away from it

Good night and good bye Delhi

Good night and good bye Delhi

 

 

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