Day 6 – Agra and the Taj Mahal

Today we made our way from Jaipur to Agra. The road between is, for the most part, green and farmland. We detoured to see the beautiful Chand Bauri Step Well.

After touring the well and receiving blessings from the holy man in the temple, we re-boarded the bus for AGRA.

Once in Agra, we settled into the hotel and a few of us made our way to Agra Fort. It was unexpected and quite stunning. One hears about the Taj Mahal so much, the other attractions of the city become dwarfed in comparison. But Agra Fort is definitely worth seeing.

After Agra Fort, we visited, finally, the jewel in the crown! Taj Mahal. A mausoleum dedicated to love. Maybe.

It was worth the trip. You hear about the Taj your whole life… and then you’re standing in front of it and it’s nothing like you imagined. It’s a source of light and beauty. So glad we saw this! Onward to Orchha tomorrow. Day 7 is coming and this adventure really needs to slow down!

India, India! You have my heart and soul…

Categorized as India, Travel

By Kevin Craig

Author, Poet, Playwright. Author of The Camino Club, Billions of Beautiful Hearts, and Book of Dreams, all from Duet Books, the LGBTQ Young Adult imprint of Chicago Review Press. Other books: Pride Must Be A Place, Half Dead & Fully Broken, Burn Baby Burn Baby, The Reasons, Sebastian's Poet, and Summer on Fire.

1 comment

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the back of the Taj Mahal. Only the white front and the water. That’s really interesting.

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