01.03.2015 - 01.03.2015
Day 9 - Wednesday
Once again it was an early start to get our transport to Agra. It was a fairly easy journey by bus, to arrive around lunch time. After some food we had a couple of hours to prepare ourselves for going to see the Taj Mahal! The actual, real Taj Mahal - with our own eyeballs! All the girls had bought Saris from Jaipur for the event, and a lovely lady from the hotel spa came upstairs to help dress us properly. We piled into tuk tuks, looking awesome all dressed up. Walking through the gates to see the Taj is a memory which will stay with me forever. Although there were hundreds of people, probably all feeling the same way as us, pushing to the front to get a good picture, it was still an incredible sight! We had a guide who told us a little about the history it all, and then we were allowed to wander free. We got so many looks and smiles and compliments as our whole group walked around the beautiful grounds. Many people wanted to have their photo taken with us! We stayed around to watch the sun start to set, making the sky go an incredible pink, but then sadly, it started to cloud over, so we gave up and headed back to the meeting point. I still can't quite believe I've been to the Taj Mahal! :-)
We all went out for dinner to a roof top restaurant, which was so cool! Overlooking the busy streets of Agra, with a couple of old boys playing the drums and sitar as background music. Soon good food and a couple of beers later, we came back to the hotel for a room party! Everyone squished into Bikash's room with some music and a real ice-breaker of a party. It was a great way to get to know each other a little better, and for the group to gel. It was a lot of fun, with some great moments!