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Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

After flying back from my side trip to Nepal, I had two more world heritage sites in India to visit before finally moving on eastwards. To get to this one from Delhi took two flights, a train, one night in … Continue reading

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Khajuraho Group of Monuments

These are a group of Hindu (mainly) and Jain temples in a small town eight and a half hours by train from Agra. Well, that’s what the timetable said. We arrived two and a half hours late and I was … Continue reading

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Fatehpur Sikri

A 40km day trip by bus from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was  a short-lived late sixteenth century capital of the Mughal empire. It was built by Emperor Akbar on a site foretold to be the birthplace of his son. What is … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal

And so, at last, we reach India’s most famous monument, star of cheesy tourist adverts and symbol of romantic love (with a  side-order of polygamy). I was both looking forward to visiting and dreadfully worried that I would be disappointed, … Continue reading

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Agra Fort

A four-hour evening train from Jaipur brought me to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. But on my first day there I decided to see the Fort, mostly because everyone recommends getting to the Taj early and I was feeling … Continue reading

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The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jaipur is only four and a half hours by train from Delhi (a mere nothing for India) so I spent the day sightseeing before taking the evening train. Jaipur has some other wonderful sights, but only this one is UNESCO … Continue reading

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Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

A remarkably cheap “where am I and will I know where to get off” city bus ride south from the centre of Delhi brings you to this site, the sixteenth century tomb of a Mughal emperor called (as you might … Continue reading

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