Here comes the most important and memorable day of the trip!
The King of monuments, Taj Mahal!
One among the 7 wonders of world. And the red fort of Agra.
I was so very excited that the journey from my friends place at Noida to Agra felt very long. we had left as early as 6 in the mornong. Finally after 4 hours of journey, we arrived at Agra.
From the point bus dropped us, we took Horse cart ride to the marvelous structure. There was a long que again for the tickets, four of us stood in four different ques, so that whoever gets first would buy tickets and rest come back.
The place was overcrowded that we had to fight for a place for photography, even for few seconds. Everyone will just be wandering around and stumble onto the frame and don't even care about it!
After some fight, here it is. The clear picture of the wonder! And the mehman khana beside it.
As you get closer to the monument, you'll notice the art work so painstakingly done. Even the smallest of the details! Carved into marbles. Different stones used for colours and design. As we get inside, we see two tombs. Mumtaz and Shahjahan. Even with so much crowd, inside is so airy because of its ventilated marble design. No wonder why it's considered among the 7 wonders!
After visiting Taj mahal, we were hungry and had lunch in a hotel close by. Then headed to red fort.
This one is humongous fort! It takes around 2 hours just to roam around and inspire the fort and it's architecture! All the details again carved in the red stone. There are some white marble structures in contrast to red here and there inside. Especially the court and throne place.
The theatre is gorgeous and brought me the thoughts of black and white movie style where Kings and queens with all their family would sit in the pavilion to witness the performance/dance(Nritya) on special occasions!
There were also some racks carved in stone and given beautiful design. I wonder how people those days shown their art almost everything.
Taj Mahal was visible from one set of windows of the red fort, at Agra!
Apart from these there were three domes visible from the court and lawn. But for some reason, tourists are not allowed to visit that place. I capture the picture of those domes looking awesome from the lawn. The trees and the grass in the lawn created a beautiful ambiance!
We spent 2and half hours in the red fort. Then it was time for us to leave for Mathura and Vrindavan.
Mathura, the birth place of Krishna, in the jail. This is considered holi and the camera/phone was not allowed both in Mathura and Vrindavan.
Vrindavan is were Krishna held the hands of all 16000 Gopika sthree (women) at once, by his miracle! Both these places have numerous temples and gow shalas.
Visiting the pilgrimage at the end of trip, with the blessings, we returned to our homes!