Photos: New Delhi & Agra, India – Seats Of Power And Poverty

On my out of India I decided to spend a couple 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 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

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the name of the President’s residence in India. It was pretty foggy when I went. It made for interesting photos. The Secretariat Building is the main building from where some of the most important governmental agencies govern the country.

Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan Gardens
Rashtrapati Bhavan Front Gate
A monkey climbing on the Rashtrapati Bhavan front gate
The Secretariat Building
The Secretariat Building


The poverty in Agra was pervasive and striking, especially since the Taj Majal is in the same city. Traffic was also really bad there. While there I saw a McDonald’s. I don’t usually eat at McDonald’s but I had to have it, it would be my first Western meal in a month. The menu was really different though, no beef nor pork. I ended up ordering the Chicken Maharaja Mac, it was actually really good. And then I finally saw it, my first glimpse of the world famous Taj Mahal.

Poverty in Agra
Poverty in Agra
Poverty in Agra
Poverty in Agra

McDonald’s in Agra

My first glimpse of the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal Through A Window In Agra
The Taj Mahal Through A Window In Agra

Trip To India Posts

1. India – Arriving In A Mysterious New Place
2. Hosur, India – My First True Taste of India
3. Bengaluru, India – The City of Technology and Religion
4. Salem, India – From Daily Life to the Pongal Festival
5. Coimbatore, India – Small City with Exotic Food
6. Yercaud, India – Getting Some Time With Nature
7. Namakkal, India – All Day Long Celebrations
8. Thanjavur, India – The City of Temples
9. Mayiladuthurai, Tharangambadi, and Poompuhar, India – First View of the Coast
10. Kumbakonam, India – Home Life and Fine Silk
11. Karaikal, India – Meeting Tsunami Survivor K. Pasupathi
12. Velankanni, India – A Small Beach Town With A Famous Basilica
13. Nagapattinam, India – Beautiful Orphans And A Ring of Fire
14. Chidambaram, India – A Small Town With A Long History
15. Puducherry, India – Marriage, Zen, Art, And A Beach
16. Auroville & Mahabalipuram, India – A Golden Dome and Krishna’s Butterball
17. New Delhi & Agra, India – Seats Of Power And Poverty
18. The Taj Mahal

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