17.02.2015 - 17.02.2015 28 °C
So up early this morning for breakfast and checkout at 9:00 we store our luggage at the hotel and head out for the 4km walk to the red fort.
I must give commendations to Agra for their preservation of national monuments as both these are pristinely maintained with not a price of rubbish or tree shrub overgrown. The lady's at the Agra Fort are constantly sweeping leaves and the men mowing the lawns which look like that have only been cut the day before.
The fort whilst not as impressive as the Taj Mahal is not my favourite fort but it definitely second on my list. It's red clay brick gives it an intimidating appearance and it constructive in a maze like formation that we soon are lost but are happy to wonder around for a couple of hours before we leave Agra. Now on this next point I admit I have a soft spot for the many cute little squirrels in India they are so happy running around and run past you legs at breakfast and stare at you when you walk by - but one of the staff was feeding one at the fort and then before I knew it there was food in my hand a squirrel on my wrist eating away. 1 minute of holding the cute this and then horrid thoughts of diseases - and 5 minutes of purell later and we leave the fort to grab our ride to New Delhi.
Drive to Delhi 5 hours and is along a bumpy awful highway but we arrive at our hotel the Grand Godwin. At check in we are told we need to go to the another hotel next door which is the Godwin hotel (what no Grand) we are little concerned but upon entering the room we are put to ease.
Firstly - room service! Mini bar! Snack bar! Amazing shower with he rain fall shower head and horizontal jet sprays! Huge room and electronic touch panel lights and fans. It's like heaven we spend a while in the room and head up to the roof top for dinner.
The food here is great - and order a mixed vegetable tandoor platter, mutton rogan josh and chicken Indian spiced pot noodles. The amount of food is almost Too much to eat but we just manage and roll down stairs to bed.