On the 30th and 31st of October, we had a mesmerizing trip to Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.
On the 30th, we departed from school at 6:30 AM to visit our first destination, Fatehpur Sikri. During our visit, we observed and explored various red sandstone structures, including the Buland Darwaja, which serves as the entrance to the Jama Masjid Mosque. Adjacent to it, we also admired the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Additionally, we marveled at the intricate carvings on the central pillar of the Diwan-E-Khas Hall. Furthermore, we observed Jodha Bais Palace, which features a unique blend of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles. Lastly, we were captivated by the Panch Mahal, a five-story structure that offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area.
During the evening at sunset, we paid a visit to Mehtab Bagh, where we were able to catch a glimpse of the rear side of the Taj Mahal.
After a tiring day, we proceeded to our hotel, the PL Palace Agra, where we spent the night and enjoyed ourselves immensely.
The following day, we departed for the Taj Mahal at 5:30 in the morning to witness the sunrise. It was a breathtaking experience as we admired the stunning intricacy of the architecture and the perfectly laid stones within the pristine white marble.
Later in the afternoon, after everyone had freshened up at the hotel, we departed for school, carrying the cultural heritage of India, which we had stored in our memories, with us.