Big day today.
We left the Lalit early, checking out, and drove to the Red Fort to get there early before the crowds, and the heat, settled in.
We had a guide who was terrific, and explained the history and the workings of the Fort during the Mughal Empire, and later when the Raj took over.
The gals proved to be selfie magnets for the local population, particularly the men. The gals duly obliged…
We then walked to the Jama Mosque, the biggest mosque in Delhi, and one of the biggest in India.
I sat under the crystal chandelier in the centre of the mosque, and meditated. The cosmic energies are meant to come down through a massive dome, which was above me – and certainly it was a most potent place to be.
The worshippers sat quietly and read from the Qur’an, or prayed.
We had a glorious lunch in a beautiful restaurant in Noida – then hopped on our bus and drove along the expressway to Agra. We got there just on dusk, and drove to the Moonlight Gardens across the Yumana River, with a view to the rear of the Taj Mahal.
Even at a distance it was breathtaking.
Tomorrow we’re getting up early to visit the Taj at sunrise.