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India, part 3

So, finally we left agra and surroundings. Every place is famous for something. Agra is famous for daal moth (salty snacks) and paytha (rubber type indian sweet)...so, we bought those before leaving the city. The city had lots of cinemas, so, I am guessing that people in agra love watching movies more than the other cities of India. Also, when I visited taj mahal...they were selling miniature taj mahals for Rs. 50-150...which I bought for Rs. 20 as I walked outside the main area of sellers. So, you have to be careful of prices when you buy things.

You could say that this tour was more of a discovery trip to understand where my elders spent their time when they used to live in India. So, we crossed the city barielly where my paternal grandfather's family originated from. We also stopped in aligarh, at the famous Aligarh University, where both of my grandfathers studied and so did my husband.

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After that, we proceeded towards nainital, which is a famous hill station in north india, where my mum spent most of her childhood summers and I wanted to see how the place looked like.

On our way, we saw beautiful scenery and even spotted a deer.

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When we reached nainital, it was a rainy, cloudy day....and after the rain...it became so cold that we had to buy jackets, sweaters, socks and shawls from the nearby shops (coming from hot weather of the other areas we were not ready for that weather). The main road in nainital is called mall road and most activities are around that area. Naini means eyes and tal means lake...

We went into the nainital lake the next day for the boat tour and also went to other surrounding areas like almora where one of my grandfather's brother lived before partition.

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After that our trip came to an end and we returned back to kanpur, UP, where my husband side of the family resides. This trip was a great trip and I'll always remember it.

Posted by sameen 06:06 Archived in India

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