Had a superb time in Agra, arrived on the Shatabadi Express, it was two hours late due to heavy fog! didn't expect that in India!
The station was incredibly hectic with people trying to get off the train and people trying to get on, mix all this with taxi drivers trying to grab your cases and porters too and then trying to fight your way through the crowds of people on the station to get to the exit was quite an experience, but we did survive and our Taxi was waiting for us and we headed straight off to Fatephur Sikhri, packed on to buses which take you to the actual place our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept us entertained with stories about the Mughals all afternoon, from here we had a light lunch and then went to see the Mini Taj and then onto the moonlight gardens to see the Taj Mahal from across the other side of the river, that first glimpse of the Taj has you frozen in awe, it is indescribably beautiful.
We then headed off to our hotel the Jaypee Palace, lovely hotel beautiful gardens and excellent rooms and service.
The next morning we arose to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise, but sadly the fog was back and didn't clear until the afternoons went to the red fort in the morning and the Taj Mahal in the afternoon, I could have spent a whole day just sat gazing in wonder at this beautiful wonder of the world, our guide amazed me with all different statistics about the place and then left me to wander for an hour, the next day we arose early and set off back to Delhi by taxi, our driver for the three days was superb and again very knowledgeable.
All our trip in Agra was organised by Mr Deepak Sharma and he was a real pleasure to deal with, thank you to him our guide and our driver, we will definitely be back!