On our way from Jaipur to Agra we stopped to see Chand Baori, an enormous old step well in the village of Abhaneri, it was impressive, I've never seen anything like it. After that we stopped at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted palace/ village/ mosque. To be honest this was my least favourite part of the holiday. Our driver organised for someone to meet and take us around, but he really wasn't great and as soon as we neared the mosque I was harassed like never before. Everyone just targeted me and wouldn't leave me alone, even the guide was trying to get me to buy things from his brother, so I didn't get much of a chance to appreciate it at all. That evening we just checked into our hostel and hung out in their cafe with the other travellers.
The hostel was basic, but it was super close to the Taj Mahal, so at 5am we walked to buy tickets and queued to get in to finally see the Taj Mahal. Despite how many people there were it was magnificent! It was absolutely huge and beautiful... the people were insignificant. I never realised until I went inside that it is a mausoleum! Shah Jahan built it to enshrine the body of his favourite wife. Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore described it as 'a teardrop on the face of eternity'. I feel so privileged to have seen it!