Yamuna Express Highway

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I was wondering whether I should name this blog Agra or Taj mahal or Fatehpur , but then it occurred to me the drive to the destination  was more magnificent that the destination itself , hence the name of the expressway to the blog .

Sensibly enough we started 6ish in the morning on Saturday , hoping to be back the same day.

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Ofcourse when do trips go as planned ! Though its a beautiful highway , immensely picturesque , it does not have the street lamps for night travelers . Yes u heard me right . So now fro some body in car its not a very big deal , but bikers can get hell of a scare  … thus the trip extended for a day more .

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Below is TAJ Mahal standing tall and white in all its Splendor. Magnificent and remarkable  architecture with stones emeralds imported from as far as Russia on north , Malaysia on east and Iran on west to decorate .

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After the breath taking seen of Taj mahal everything else looks a little less in grandeur , yet the to Agra fort wasn’t a disappointment , the the walls decorate with intricate carvings and area well planned with stable for horses , kings court , houses fro queens , minsters  , gardens etc .

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The place tells stories of kings and their administration fair and unfair , of Queens and their lives spend inside the fort premises. The army which fought with swords and arrows while invaders fought with guns  and canyons .

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Peeking out the window from  Mahal of Jodha Bai , one of Akbar’s favorite queens.

Chishti’s tomb , Akbars guru was entombed in here , along with few other generals from his army . The places also has a door named Buland Darwaza which has a view of the city from a cliff .

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Well thats it folks the battery went way too low to take any more pictures after this !! I need to add ” get a portable mobile charger” to my To-Buy-list for future trips ….   :p

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