Posted by: laurdsed | May 31, 2010

Taj Mahal

We honestly hesitated a little bit about going to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal.  It’s a tomb, after all.  I was worried that the long, one-day trip down there would be too taxing on the boys just to see “a building”.

Well, the trip was even worse than we thought it would be.  We rented a car and driver.  The bumpy roads were under construction for the upcoming Common Wealth games.  It was stop-and-go traffic and the driver was on the brake and gas pedals constantly.  All 5 of us were car sick.  Erik threw up twice (thank goodness outside the car).  Ten and a half brutal hours total in the car.  After all of that, was it worth it?  Absolutely!

Even though it was a hot 1 mile walk to the monument, the temperature was cooler than what we had been experiencing in A’bad.  It was about 105 degrees and with a decent breeze.  Tolerable.  We walked around the grounds for about two hours and then got back in the Toyota Innova rental for the return trip.  A quick dip in the hotel pool was very welcome after this exhausting excursion.


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