Agra is in the northernmost part of the State known as Uttar Pradesh or UP as Indians call it. One of the first things I saw was a truck of cow dung. This is burnt and used as fuel by the poor. There is a lot of burning going on in the country. I even saw bonfires lit back in Delhi with people hovering over the fire to keep warm.
Loved the colours of the women’s outfits. So vibrant.
A cow struggling with a massive load.
Another giant statue of a Goddess.
No room to sit, so these school boys stand and cling on.
People packed like grapes (as our guide described).
I am amazed at how the ladies in the saris cling on while sitting sideways and so elegantly.
I wish the government would do something so that street urchins can go to school too and get out of the vicious cycle.
A Sikh Temple looking glorious in the horizon.
Agneepath – the most popular blockbuster that was opening on Republic Day. It’s now showing in Singapore too.
We had to check out India’s MacDonalds although our guide did not approve. He expressed that the food is junk and he waited for us outside.
Decorated inside for Republic Day.
I was boring and had the spicy chicken burger which was good. Very similar to Singapore but the chilli here is much nicer and spicier. It had the tang of tobasco sauce.
We were in Agra and I was amazed how people took it upon themselves to help direct traffic.
Buffalos and billboards of Gurus and Politicians.
The people were the most captivating.
Someone important in this car?
The polluted but life giving Yamuna River.
This cute little child tugged at my heart.
It seems that cellphones here are really cheap.
The boy driving the truck can’t be more than 15. But as our guide told us, a bribe will easily get you a license.
Our very first glimpse of Taj Mahal.
Horse with their eyes covered so they won’t get a fright due to the crazy traffic.
Again the load looked too heavy for the poor creature.
Thought this girl in pink was very pretty but my photo doesn’t do justice to her beauty.
This was so cool. The only female driver I saw and she was on a motorbike.
These eggs must be really fresh.
We reached our hotel in Agra and this was so much better than taking an internal flight.