Sunday, July 13, 2014

One day trip to Taj Mahal

     I had a wish to see Taj Mahal in Agra. During my stay in Greater Noida, it was a real opportunity to visit Taj Mahal and near by places. Last week-end, along with few of my colleagues, I visited Taj Mahal, Gokul, Krishna Janma Bhoomi, Prem Mandir etc.

    It was an one day trip. We booked a cab and left for Agra early Saturday morning. We booked a Camel Cart from western gate parking to go to the Taj Mahal. It was a first time experience for me to sit on a Camel Cart. We took the ticket and went inside the premises. We took some photographs and went inside Taj Mahal. We also came to know about the special products of Agra, like Leather, Bamboo, Banana products etc. We did shopping there and bought some sarees, bed sheets etc. We had our lunch in Agra and left for Mathura around 2:30pm.




Panoramic View of Taj Mahal Premises

    On the way to Mathura, we visited the Gokul village. Gokul is the village, where Lord Krishna brought up by Nanda and Yashoda and performed few of His Balya Leelas. We spent some time in Gokul and reached Mathura by 5pm, as the temples open at that time. As we were getting late, we just visited the Krishna Janma Bhoomi temple only. We bought famous Mathura Peda and had Lassi there.



    The last place in our agenda for the day was the Prem Mandir of Vrindaban. Though the temple is built recently, it was a nice place to visit. Various Krishna leela is described in various statues in the campus of Prem Mandir. The view of the temple in the night was beautiful with different lights giving it a complete different view in periodic manner. It was a really memorable trip of this summer.