Things we didn’t see in India but you totally should

As some of you know, we visited India for our honeymoon in 2010.  We saw a few wonderful places that we decided not to revisit this time – but these are five must-see sights in India.  The first and most obvious is the Taj Mahal – we visited here on a day trip from Delhi and absolutely loved it.  We were here in February, so it wasn’t really hot and we had lots of energy for walking around.  Pictures really don’t do this justice – yes, it is touristy and crowded, but it really is stunningly beautiful.

 

The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal

 

View from behind the Taj
View from behind the Taj

 

Inlaid stones
Inlaid stones

 

Beautiful detailing on the building
Beautiful detailing on the building

 

The line to get in
The line to get in

 

 

While in Agra we went to the second must-see sight – the Red Fort of Agra.  You can see the Taj from here, and strolling through the connecting palaces here was both relaxing and beautiful.

 

View of the Taj from the Red Fort
View of the Taj from the Red Fort

 

At the Red Fort
At the Red Fort

 

No OSH standards here
No OSH standards here

 

 

The third must-see is Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. Located in Nizamuddin, this is a calm oasis in the midst of Delhi. We spent a couple of hours here wandering through the gardens, exploring the beautiful tombs and just soaking up the peaceful atmosphere.

 

So tranquil!
So tranquil!

 

Beautiful buildings
Beautiful buildings

 

Strolling around Humayun's tomb
Strolling around Humayun’s tomb

 

The fourth must-see is the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi.  We loved exploring this mosque (be warned, even wearing long pants and long sleeves I was forced to hire a robe to cover up my outfit. So attractive!)  We climbed one of the towers for a view over Delhi before wandering through the bazaars – it is a crazy and beautiful part of town.

 

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid

 

We climbed this tower
We climbed this tower

 

My charming robe
My charming robe

 

 

Lastly, the beautiful and amazing Goa, pictured above (which we would have gone to again if we had been here at the right time of year) – where beach shacks line the beaches, you can stroll along and eat at tables on the sand and you can feast on fresh fish and cheap cocktails. It doesn’t really get going until October/November so it has gone onto our “next trip to India” list!

 

Our beach shack
Our beach shack

 

Sunset in Goa
Sunset in Goa

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Mum Bunn says:

    How fun to see these photos again!
    Goa looks gorgeous.

    Like

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