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View of Taj in moonlight
Posted August 28th, 2010 - 7:20 am by from Agra, India (Permalink)
Dear Friends,
I had posted the link for details on viewing Taj in moonlight . I had spoken to a few officials and veteran guides who have spent their life in this profession they have adviced that it is not very exciting to see Taj in moonlight during month of Nov, Dec and Jan because normally there is lot of haze during these months due to cold. More over you get 20-25 minutes to see the Taj and you have to under go lot of security etc.
The tickets can be reserved after submitting a identification such as copy of passport etc.
They have suggested it will be a better bargain if we see the Taj in sunset from Methab Bagh in the evening.

Cheers
Jai

Posted August 29th, 2010 - 12:49 am from Seattle, United States
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Posted August 29th, 2010 - 2:25 am by from Coquitlam, Canada (Permalink)
I will take Jai's advice too and see the Taj at Sunset from Mehtab Baug.

Posted August 30th, 2010 - 7:24 am by from Heidelberg, Germany (Permalink)
I saw Taj on a warm sunny day .... was there for hours !!! ... walking bare-footed on the warm marble (feeling the place with my body) ... watching all the fine work done there .... in light not in the dark in half an hour ... some touching with my hands ...

(I wonder what you can see in the short time in the dark besides the moon and the silhouette of the building ... )

I was watching also all the interesting Indian tourist families there ... and was speaking to some ... I was there in June ... little foreign Tourists were there .... :0)

I was lying on the grass in the sun .... walking around in the garden seeing the building from different views ....
feeling the spirit of the place ....
I really took my time .....

The CS 50+ group is wonderful ...... for a party ... for many things !!!!! ...

... but some places in the world I better go and feel alone ... not only "sightseeing" and taking photos ...

I will miss the travel in India with you very much ....
Hope to see you all in Heidelberg in Sept. next year ....
(a good place for sightseeing, party ... and feeling the spirit of the different places .... )
Sonnja

Posted August 30th, 2010 - 8:52 am by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Sonnja, hi

What a pity that you won't be with us in India. Why?
We will miss you too. Maybe still you can change your mind?

Thanks for sharing with the group your experience. I appreciate it.

Tsiala

Posted August 30th, 2010 - 9:24 pm by from Heidelberg, Germany (Permalink)
Tsiala

I saw India during 4 travels ....

saw how most!? people live there ...
poorness, dirt, sickness, no work, hard work, hard behavior, inequity, in inequality ....
oppression of women and girls ....

and hear always: "it is another culture ...."
"wait it will change soon ... we are on a good path ..."
This is true .... but I will have to wait a long time ...

I suffered so much ....

It is not a country I can enjoy life .... seeing other people/women suffering .....
(I saw: women have the hardest work in building houses ... carry the sand and stones, while men watch them ....)
That they are used to it does not mean that they do not suffer ....
Indians who live a good life are used to see the others and think and feel different about it .... because they are used to it ...

Look at Indian couch surfers: mostly men .... in their profiles: 20 pictures of themselves in different countries .... one picture of the family (mostly at home) .... they travel and the women (have to) stay at home .... "they have to watch the children" .... and to host and cook when CS of other countries come ....
(Sudhir is different! but I think not typical ... there surely more men are like him .... but not the most ...)

One day I will go again to India .... take my bath in Ganga (near the source) .... I felt the special energy of the water ...
I would like to help .... Mother Theresa impressed me very much ....

I have a total different view than other people/tourists ....
I cannot be happy in India ....

(And I would not be fun for the CS 50+ group there .... :0) :0) "putting my finger in the wounds" ...)

I wish you a very happy time there !!!!!!!!!!
It is possible to be happy in India!!!!!
Sonnja



















Posted August 30th, 2010 - 9:37 pm by from Heidelberg, Germany (Permalink)
I spoke to some Indians who appreciate Hitler ....
(one of them aa lawyer, one social worker ...) when I said: He made such a bad war and killed so many Jews ... they said: not enough!

one wanted to surf my couch: he wrote: he saw all movies of the WW II and Hitler and we could learn a lot of the strategies of Hitler ......... he proudly was of the warrior caste ...
When you look nearer ....: it is another world ....