Our second day in Delhi began at 4.30am where we travelled by train to Agra. Here we got to visit the world famous Taj Mahal, a magnificent building constructed by Shah Jahan, the Mogul King as a memorial for his wife. The Taj Mahal is the 1st of the 7 Wonders of the World and is built out of white marble with precious jewels as decoration; the structure itself took just over 22 years to build. After many a photo we ventured to the Red Fort, a place in which Shah Jahan was put under house arrest when he wanted to build a mirror image of the Taj in Black! In the evening we sampled some local cuisine and then watched an all singing and dancing show based around the love story of Shah Jahan and his Mogul wife.
A bright and colourful adventure was on the agenda at the start of day 3 with a trip to an annual craft fayre, where regions from across India come to sell and showcase their hand made goods. Next was more shopping with a trip to a local indoor market, here we were overwhelmed with their hospitality and made to feel like honoured guests. Sari and suit materials of every colour under the sun were presented to us along with cups of tea sprinkled cardamom. Tomorrow we are extremely excited about visiting our link school Jasola and meeting up with some of the teachers that visited England in March 2014.