Grt pics man!
Awesome....really enjoying them.
Awesome....really enjoying them.
well, they're not the sturdiest, but i guess they have to be light-weight so they can be rowed up the river..Zailsingh said:Ferrari Fan,
The picture which hindustani posted above it a stunning one.Terrific angle.The boats doesn't look that strong and sturdy. Can they withstand a strong current.
Agreed! Agra is one of the worst cities in India. It is a reflection of what kind of useless governments and administrations we have. Of course the residents also should share the blame equally. It is kind of like Old Delhi - a city where backwardness and ugliness is the order of the day despite all the heritage. Anywhere else in the world, a city with one of the world's most magnificent buildings, would have some minimal amount of cleanliness and orderliness.ferrari_fan said:btw, i found Agra to have frankly dreadful roads and directions - it took us mor than half an hour to find the Taj, and direction markers started appearing only very close to the monument itself, by which time we had managed to figure it out ourselves..
all in all, a dreadful little town, which is shocking, since it's home to the world's greatest monument..
tourist money meaning Rs900 for a foreigner to Enter Taj mahal compared to Rs 25/30(or have they increased recently?)for a normal indian. The city is a real nightmare..Suncity said:Agreed! Agra is one of the worst cities in India. It is a reflection of what kind of useless governments and administrations we have. Of course the residents also should share the blame equally. It is kind of like Old Delhi - a city where backwardness and ugliness is the order of the day despite all the heritage. Anywhere else in the world, a city with one of the world's most magnificent buildings, would have some minimal amount of cleanliness and orderliness.
It is a top tourist atttraction. Wonder where all the tourist money goes? In the pockets of the Babus and the Netas probably.
Agra's closest competitor in uncleanliness is the other tourist mecca - the holy city of Varanasi.
not at all dude.. that's really useful info for me as well.. please add in anything you feel will be useful whenever you're free..Suncity said:Sorry ferrari for going off topic. Just thought some google earth layouts would give an idea of the city spread.
thanks sudeesh!sudeeshnairs said:Hi Ferrari, nice work. Ya, I also felt the same like you during the agra visit, but thank god, it was winter..
I would like to know a little more about your trip, thatz which car you were travelling, driving pattern, co drivers, mileage etc. Was it a Toyota Innova? Hope your next drive is to Kerala, even if it is very short for you.
ferrari_fan said:thanks sudeesh!
about your questions:
yes, it was an Innova!! a red 7-seater, petrol to be specific..
driving pattern: well, since our whole family went on the trip ( me, my sis, parents and grandparents), we tried to keep the driving time to a minimum for each day, so we travelled approxly 6~7 hours per day.. that roughly translates to about 450 to 500 kms per day, although some days were longer..
co-drivers: well, mostly my dad - he took on about 6000kms of the total of 8000kms - i drove the remaining 2000 odd.. my folks didn't want me to take on too much coz it was my first highway drive.. (i'm 19 now)
mileage: we got about 11~12 kpl which isn't that great, but since the car was fully loaded with people and luggage, it isn't all that bad for a petrol..
and finally, about Kerala, we really wanted to include it in this trip itself, but just couldn't find the time.. shocking that i've been only as far as Thrishur in Kerala - definitely on my to-do list for the next hols..