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  3. Northtrip to Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur
  4. Various impressions

Northtrip to Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur (3/4)

A street in New Delhi
A street in New Delhi
I did some travelling for about a week in the North. Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur seem to be a required destination for tourists, and I was no exception. But because I was already two months in Kerala, the culture-shock was much less than expected. First-time travellers to India might find it pretty hard to get around, though. While the South has a much more relaxed, laid-back way of life, things seem to be much more aggressive here. This could be explained by the location ot the area, being near to so many borders. But Delhi is quite an amazing city, although the smog can be pretty bad.

Among the highlights were a visit to the Gandhi House, where Mahatma Gandhi was murdered. A small shrine indicates the place where he was shot. The parliament district is quite different from the rest of the city. Everything is very clean, the roads are paved nicely, and it is pretty quiet. But beware of monkey road! A lot of ambassadors have been surprised by monkeys on that road, where the monkeys seem to enjoy throwing stuff at the cars! If you'd like to keep clean clothes, keep the windows of your car closed. The last footsteps of Gandhi
The last footsteps of Gandhi

The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal
Besides Delhi I've visited Agra and Jaipur. The Windpalace is quite extraordinary. The forty or so women were kept indoors for the duration of their life, and they were only allowed to see some part of the city through very small holes in the outer wall. The Taj Mahal is truely magnificent. You can take the best pictures in the morning, when the sun is not shining directly into your camera's lens.

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