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Agra and the Amazing Taj Mahal

On our third day of our trip we left for Agra. Although the distance is about 200 km, we spent about five hours on the road. In India you don’t know how long a trip will last because traffic is unpredictable. During the Mughal Dynasty, Agra was one of the most powerful cities in the world and it was the capital city of the Mughal Empire. Kings from all over the world used to visit Agra and complement its grandeur. Today is still an important city on the main touristic route named the “Golden triangle” and home to three UNESCO Heritage Sites: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. The city itself is a small one  and quite dirty. Locals are used to tourists and the prices are extremely high. Spectacular Agra Fort We arrived quite late in Agra and we went directly to see Agra Fort which was the…

How we visited Northern India

First of all we want to clarify that this is not a paid post. This is our experience and the way we felt it. Before decided to go to India, we already knew a lot of things about it since Costin has spent a few month there about 10 years ago. We knew that logistics in India are somehow difficult to handle by your own, especially since  we were only two people going and we did not have that much time to lose. That’s why we choose to go to India by a travel agency. We spoke with our friend Iuliana from Nefertiti Travel and she arranged this amazing trip to Northern India – The mysteries of Rajasthan from her partners Karpaten and Sita India. Although, generally we organize these kind of trips by yourself we are very happy with our choice. It helped us a lot to have everything…

Few Reasons why you should visit Northern India

Not everybody wants to visit India. Most of my friends don’t even want to hear about traveling here. People say it is too dirty, hygiene standards are lower in India than anywhere in the west and not to mention the chaos. Others say it is extremely tiring and difficult to get around so you can ruin your vacation. Well, honestly, it is all true! But there are so many other things why you should consider visiting India and so we did! We decided to travel to the north, and chose a travel agency to do so since we wanted to make the most out of our 10 days here and avoid losing time chasing transportation or waiting in line to enter the sights. India is a huge and very diverse country with more than 1.2 billion people. Different regions have their own distinct cultures. Language, religion, food and arts are…

20 Things to know before visiting India

India is mind blowing, intense, colorful, difficult to digest and one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Nothing can really prepare you for the attack on all senses, but you can make your stay much more pleasant in this incredible country by learning a few things before you arrive there. 1. Set your expectation right This may be the most important thing that you have to take into consideration. If you will think that you will find a clean and perfectly organized country similar to Switzerland, for example, you are in for a treat. Read  a little about this amazing country and watch some documentaries before you go to India, at least to understand a little bite about it and to know what you can expect. 2. Be ready to embrace a unique experience A trip to India can be full of unexpected experiences. Few countries in the world have…

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