In September 2013, during our 1 year stay in India, we visited North India, doing a quick tour of the capital of India: Delhi, then to the see the Taj Mahal at Agra followed by a trip to the romantic desert cities of Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.
Even in september, Delhi was blistering hot and our first stop was the Red Fort which was the residence of Mughal emperors for over 200 years.
After the Red Fort, we visited more iconic sights in Delhi, including the India Gate and the Qutub Minar which was completed around the 13th to 14th century.
From Delhi, we drove to Agra in the morning to visit the sublime Taj Mahal.
If you have never seen the Taj Mahal in the flesh, there are really no words to describe it nor can the thousands of images prepare you for the sight.
It is simply a sight to behold and a reminder of what can be achieved by man.
After Agra, we drove to the neighbouring state of Rajasthan, heading straight to Jodhpur. The Mehrangarh fort overlooks the city with houses painted in the famous blue.
Leaving Jodhpur, we traveled into Rajasthan reaching Jaisalmer in the late evening. Jaisalmer, also nicknamed the Golden City has a majestic fort watching over the city. We stayed in a hotel inside the fort which was magical.
A few noteworthy places worth visiting are Gadisar Lake (filled with Catfish), Patwon-Ki-Haveli and Bada Bagh.
Wrapping up the trip, we drove to Sam Sand Dunes to spend a night in the desert. Watching the sunset in the desert was a big highlight.