Young Traveler’s Tale: Visit to Taj Mahal, Agra

1997 Delhi

This was my first ever visit to Delhi. First ever train journey, covering 2,444 kilometres. This was/is one of the fastest train journey from Dibrugarh (state of Assam) to New Delhi

Travel. Traveling. The motion of going ~ into something new, into something unknown

Travel. With a few precious items, that belongs to you, sometimes a note, a picture and memory of past days

Or thinking of memories that you will make ahead

I like the traveling soul. It just wanders, doesn’t expect anything doesn’t say anything

Sometimes a sudden pull, shakes you and you close your eyes ~ thinking of the good times ahead

Traveling. I keep my family close, the laughter and talks that surrounds happy thoughts

Love. Food, lazying around and of course sleep

Reaching Delhi

On reaching Delhi, it was foggy.

Delhi during winters, is foggy.

In spite of the fog, we decide to travel to see the Taj  (Delhi to Agra via road after reaching Delhi)

Another 5 hours by road to the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The city of the Taj Mahal.

As a kid I had a curious mind. But curiosity revolved around the past. History was my favorite topic.

And I had heard about the Taj in my classroom. I had seen a miniature of it, sitting in our guest room

On arriving at the monument, the fog disappeared and I could see a structure shining very brightly under the winter sun

It was beautiful. Better and grandeur then the miniature at home

Experience at the Taj

I touched the white marble. So pure and serene. “I have been to the Taj Mahal – I have seen one of the seven wonders of the world”

It felt good.

Happiness 🙂

Here is a picture of me at the Taj.

Taj Mahal, Agra India 1997

Here is a little secret ~ I didn’t like being photographed as a kid. I would find ways to run out of the frame.

But thanks to cellphones and selfies,  I do not do that anymore 🙂

Happy Travels everyone


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Traveller | Photographer This is Mayuri. I am a 9-to-5, sometimes 9-to-9 business professional. But I LOVE to travel. I currently work full time and take the opportunity to travel whenever I can. I made a promise to myself to travel to 2 new places every year, doesn’t have to be far or fancy – any new exploration- any new destination. This space highlights my travel experiences, with insights on the places visited. So lets go “to some place new” Cheers!!! xoxo Ibn Battuta :“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

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