The Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

One of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of undying love and Mughal art, a masterpiece of perfect symmetry, balance and geometrical patterns. Overwhelmed with the grief of losing his beloved empress who died during the birth of their 14th child, Emperor Shah Jahan ordered the construction of […]

By |February 23rd, 2013|Agra, India|3 Comments

Train Travel in India

Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world, transporting billions of passengers yearly. To many parts of India, it’s a convenient form of transport; though not our best train experience but a fascinating one.

The busy train station in Delhi where we couldn’t find the way to meet our driver. It’s […]

By |February 18th, 2013|Agra, India|3 Comments

Enter the Mughal Dynasty

While planning for our trip to see the world wonder Taj Mahal, it was pretty worrying to learn that the weather was scorching hot at 44°C in Agra during the peak summer month of May. Knowing that the hotel we would be staying at is a luxury collection of ITC Hotels, I thought we […]

By |August 12th, 2011|Agra, India|8 Comments