New Delhi and Agra both have incredible buildings that are monuments to power while also being cities dense with extreme poverty.
On my way out of India, I decided to spend a couple of days in New Delhi, primarily so I can go see the Taj Mahal. I only had one day in New Delhi, I didn’t get to see much but I did go visit some of the government buildings and the president’s home. The magnitude of the size of New Delhi is so incomprehensible that I’m bare comfortable with saying I’ve been there.
Rashtrapati Bhavan & The Secretariat Building in New Delhi
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the President’s residence in India. It was very foggy or smoggy when I visited it. The fog did make for some interesting photos.
The Secretariat Building is the main building where some of the most important governmental agencies govern the country. It’s basically like the Capitol Building here in the US.
The poverty in Agra was pervasive and striking, especially since the Taj Mahal is in the same city. Traffic was also really bad there.
McDonald’s in Agra
While in Agra I visited a McDonald’s. I don’t usually eat at McDonald’s but I had to see what it was like in India. Plus it would be my first Western meal in a month. The menu was really different though, with no beef or pork. I ended up ordering the Chicken Maharaja Mac, it was actually really good.
My first glimpse of the Taj Mahal
After being on the road in horrible traffic for hours I finally saw it, my first glimpse of the world-famous Taj Mahal.
More Photos From My Incredible Trip to India:
- The Taj Mahal In Agra, India Was A Breathtaking Sight Of Awe And Beauty
- New Delhi & Agra, India – Seats Of Power And Poverty
- Auroville Matrimandir & Mahabalipuram, India with Krishna’s Butterball
- Puducherry, India Is A Seaside French Settlement With A Unique Culture
- Chidambaram, India – A Small Town With The Famous Nataraja Temple
- Nagapattinam, India – Beautiful Orphans And A Ring of Fire
- Velankanni, India – A Small Indian Beach Town With A Famous Basilica
- An Indian Girl Who Chose To Love Despite Her Tragic Life Story
- Tsunami Survivor K. Pasupathi’s Story About Surviving The 2004 Tsunami
- Kumbakonam, India, A City Known For Its Silk Dyeing And Weaving Skills
- Mayiladuthurai, Tharangambadi, and Poombuhar In Tamil Nadu, India
- Thanjavur, India, An Ancient City Of Temples And Art
- Namakkal, India, A Day Of Rekla Races And A Massive Pongal Festival
- Yercaud, India, A Beautiful Town Located In The Mountains
- Coimbatore, India Is A Small Bustling City With Amazing Food
- Salem, India – A Vibrant City With Pongal Festival Celebrations
- Bangalore, India, A Enormous City Famous For Technology and Religion
- Hosur, India Is A Rural City With Beautiful Mystical Tropical Landscapes
- India, Arriving In An Incredible And Mysterious New Place