India Part 3 – Agra, Delhi

Taj Mahal Agra
Taj Mahal Agra, India

Agra
Arriving in Agra I didn’t know what to expect from this city but I knew the one place I wanted to visit was the Taj Mahal. Agra represents a golden era of the Mughal Empire and the rich traditions over centuries and other historical sites include the Agra Fort, the Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra Fort. On the day I visited the Taj Mahal it was quite foggy and it was difficult to get a decent photo.  It was a wonderful experience walking around the gardens and in the buildings of the Taj Mahal.  When you hear the story of why the Taj was built it is even more amazing. Continue reading “India Part 3 – Agra, Delhi”

India Part 2 – Kochi and Train Travel in India

Elderley man in India
Elderley man in India
Kochi/Cochin

One delightful place we visited on our trip to India was Kochi, also known as Cochin.  It is a seaside city and very busy port on the western side of India.  It was lovely to walk down by the sea and watch the fisherman looking after their Chinese nets (an old tradition brought there many years ago by the Chinese). Continue reading “India Part 2 – Kochi and Train Travel in India”