We are in Gurgaon, Delhi now, and quite happy and rested. There are some plans of us going out to eat and maybe travel to places close to Delhi for a day or two, like Agra. Then we'll get to see the Taj Mahal. But those plans are still in the making.
I made peace with my brother's pet dog, a pug called Pluto, and he is extremely attached to people and slept last night beside me and between me and dad.
So all of us sat together and made a plan as to how to spend this vacation. It seems like while my brother and sister in law are busy and would be at office, me, my mom and dad will make it to a short tour of Mathura, Brindaban Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. We'll start at early morning tomorrow and cover these three places by tomorrow itself and day after we will be back to Gurgaon to celebrate the family occasion on Thursday. Friday we'll spend in Delhi and Saturday evening we have our returning train, back to Kolkata.
So all in all, this tour had a slow start but it's picking up pace as the days progress.
Also to mention, we are eating really good food here in Delhi.
Today we went out to visit Red Fort in Delhi but on reaching there found out that the Fort is closed due to 15th August Independence Day preparations. So we entered Jama Masjid instead and I particularly really enjoyed the huge structure of the Masjid and the local area where the streets were so crowded that the fact that people were even moving was astounding to see.India is steadily moving forward and rising above the cultural differences and that fact really comes through when you visit Delhi, the Capitol city of India.
So now we are headed back to Gurgaon and tomorrow early morning we will be heading towards Mathura, Brindaban,Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. I am loving this family tour and I realised that the saying, travelling broadens your mind, is true, since when you travel you remember things which you would not otherwise and you get to meet new people like our friendly uber driver on the way to red fort, and get to see new things, only if you are attentive enough to pay attention to all the small details while travelling. However, these are my views and might vary from person to person.Life, sometimes, moves in a loop and sometimes you fall in love with the way things are going and that happened to me today.
So, I am really looking forward to our tour of Brindaban, Mathura and Agra tomorrow. I am also uploading photos of the tour as and when we travel and see something nice on the way.