A trip to India is not complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal. It was our last few hours in India. The drive was 5 hours either way to get there, we left the hotel at 6am. Eva from El Salvador, Emma from Honduras and myself, charted a taxi for the trip. Our driver Rajesh, was super accommodating as we made stops for food and supplies.
Many naps later, we arrived at the Taj Mahal. Cars aren’t allowed on the stretch, which is where we met Mohammed, an awesome guy, and our tour guide, with his own tour company Agra_trip_packages. He told us about the rich history of the Taj Mahal, how it was built, what the tools and labour force included, and about the gardens that surround the Taj Mahal.
Mohammed is an excellent photographer, as he assisted us with getting the perfect shots and angles of the Taj Mahal. No pictures were allowed on the inside, so we absorbed, and basked in it’s essence.
The view at the back of the Palace where the rivers meet was breathtaking, it was beautiful.
|The Taj Mahal|
On leaving the Taj Mahal, Mohammed took us to where the marble was made in the Palace. We purchased replicas of the Palace, and other little trinkets to commemorate the moment. We thanked Mohammed for an unforgettable experience, and promised to send him the pictures, and the link to the blog where he could keep up to date.
Made it back to Dehli, where the journey ended in India and I had time to only pick up my luggage and began the journey back to Jamaica.
Thank you India for the priceless memories. Namaste.
|Not a selfie|
|At the back of the Taj Mahal|
|The Taj crew with Mohammed behind the lens.|