Thursday, October 4, 2007


Agra was good. I never thought there would still be so many tourists flocking to the see the majestic Taj. N indeed, it rightly deserves to be one of the Wonders of the World. The sheer beauty of architecture is worth every effort. Breathtakingly beautiful - is the word. And let me tell you another thing - inspite of the humungous crowd there was a tranquility surround this amazing monument. You can be at peace with yourself, sitting by the sides of the Taj, watching the scantily flowing Yamuna river - even after being surrounded by masses of people. The experience really made me speechless. I just didnt want to leave the place.

We also visited Fatehpur Sikri, which was the Palace of Emperor Akbar. It was also beautifully done in Red Sandstone. The architecture was commendable.

Except for the vase with the flower & the good luck plant the rest of the curios were purchased from Fatehpur Sikri. The elephant is beautiful work of craftsmanship. It has two small elephants inside. I am amazed by the skills of those guys. The egg shaped cut work piece is a lamp. It glows beautifully when lit.

I have almost 200 pics which unfortunately wont be able to share on the blog. Wish there was some other way to show them to you.


bindiya said...

Shella, looks like u had a rocking time,welcome back!


I too have been to Tajmahal once and the feelings are same to me also,inspite of the crowd you can still wonder the beauty of the Mahal!!
Nice pictures.
Hope you took photos sitting in the bench in front of tajmahal...:))

Padmaja said...

Woh amazing trip eh??
U must be had a rocking time there!!

Pooja V said...

Looks like it was a fun trip. Taj is THE BEST right? I was so in love wid the beauty and architecture of the place & you can never get enough of the place.

Cynthia said...

Sounds like you and the hubby had a great time. Welcome back!

Shella said...

Bindiya - yes I did n thanks for the welcome

Raks Kitchen - I was wonderin if everybody felt the same way. No dear, there are no more benches in front of the TAJ, or probably it was so crowded that I missed them

Padmaja - thanks dear. It was fun.

Pooja - I was mesmerized!!!

Cynthia - thanks dear. I am glad to be back.

Pravs said...

Hey stella, is that you and your hubby in the pic ?? Good to see, your pic :)