India - 2010
I did another business trip to India and had
the chance to spend the weekend there. Of course I wanted to
see Taj Mahal and the best sights of Delhi as well. I had
just two days so I could not cover that much of the huge
Check out the photo gallery.
had booked a car with a driver to take me to Agra (some
200km away from Delhi). I stayed in some brand new guest
house on the outskirts of Delhi - the driver had some
trouble to find the place. The ride to Agra lasted for more
than 4 hours - it was a terrible neverending traffic jam
with heavy traffic all day long. I would recommend taking
the early morning express train instead!
Taj Mahal was
spectacular - but actually it looks more impressive from a
distance than inside. The place was not that packed but it
was really hot (over 40 degrees) but I still managed to
spend about 2 hrs there. Definitely one of the most
beautiful buildings ever! I also visited Agra fort that is
quite impressive - after that there was the lengthy drive
back to Delhi. A painful day trip but definitely worth it!
spent the other day by doing sightseeing in Delhi. As it was
really hot again it was not quite the perfect day for long
walks. I visited Delhi Fort that was not quite that
impressive after Agra fort. I did some random walks in the
area - checked out the madness of the huge bazaar area and
tried to enter the big mosque (but they did not like my
I took some auto rickshaw rides to visit some
temples - the big Sikh temple being the most interesting one.
But I cannot say that I was really impressed by Delhi's
sights - it is one huge chaotic city with lot to be seen but
not an easy location for a traveler!