Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day Trip to Agra

Since we have plenty of free time on our hands (I bet we don't repeat those words for awhile), we decided to take a day trip to Agra.  I was positive making plans would induce labor, but no such luck.  Oh well.  We were in Agra in March to see the Taj, but didn't have time to visit the Agra Fort or Fatehpur Sikri, so yesterday was the day.  Apparently, we are the only couple to visit Agra and not go to the Taj Mahal.  The day was filled with lots of lessons about the, oh so powerful ruler, Akbar!  Both places are worth a trip; however the Fort was far superior to Fatehpur Sikri.  Enjoy some pictures...especially all of you east coasters stuck in winter wonderland:)

Fatehpur Sikri (The City of Victory)

Fatehpur Sikri Jama Masjid in the background. 

In the background is Diwan-i-Khas, Hall of private Audience for Akbar.

Tomb of Cheik Salim Christi

Agra Fort
The entrance to the Fort.

Akbar's living quarters in the background.

The view of the Taj from the Fort.

The gate leading into the Queens quarters.


Anu said...

Beautiful pictures. We visited Agra aswell during our first stay in Mumbai. It was a great trip (flight to Delhi - car to Agra - Jaipur - flight to Mumbai) with private driver and guides. Great to see that you are filling your time with such fantastic experiences!
Warm greetings from autumn Sweden!

Anonymous said...

Love the pics, glad you ended up going. Your bubs are being very considerate letting Mummy and Daddy go on adventures before they enter the world.

Anonymous said...

oh i just wish i had done a trip to Agra, i really regret not seeing that. its sooooo beautiful so so beautiful. I was so grumpy with my hormonal injections.

Doug Rigg said...

loved this trip but not the drive...beautiful photos!

A Passage to Baby said...

What lovely pics! My husband took me to Delhi and Agra 2 years ago after visiting family in India. It was my first time in India and I loved it!

We will be starting our IVF/surrogate journey in India in June. Your story is so encouraging! Thank you for sharing!

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