Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jaipur to Agra

Hi,  This will be a short post covering the drive from Jaipur to Agra.

During this drive we used one of the few toll roads in India for awhile.  The vehicle at the toll barrier is a land rover type truck being used as a mini bus.  There are not enough seats inside hence the people on the roof and standing on the bumper.  The young man standing on the left takes the toll from the front seat passenger and passes it to the toll taker in the booth.  India needs jobs to keep its citizens working.

Many Indian women dress in very colorful garments.

We stopped along the way for some quick photos of this colorful temple.  Unfortunately, we did not have time to go in.

There are no traffic lights in this town.

The town has a ceramics industry that makes items such as gazebos and gates.

In rural areas cow and camel dung is collected, dried and used for a fuel.

Sometimes the dung is shaped into small containers and decorated with carving.

After lunch we visited Fatehpur Sikri, a series of Royal Palaces and a walled city that served briefly as the capital of the Mughal Emporer Akbar. 

This is the interior and exterior of the hall of private audiences.

As with most tourist attractions, Indians also are visitors.

All of the rooms at our hotel in Agara looked out to the Taj Mahal.  Ruthe took this view of the sun setting over a Mosque on the Taj Mahal grounds.

Thanks for looking.

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