Friday 6 January 2017

Little things that matter

Hey Everyone,

I was reading an article early morning which stated that we at times under estimate the influence of little things in life. What a powerful statement it was, that I planned to jot down few of them for you. While we are busy accomplishing our goals in this competitive world, we tend to overlook these small little things of happiness. Hope you like reading and start appreciating what you would have missed so far.
Image courtesy - Odyssey Online

1. Smile a stranger
2. First drop of rain

3. Hug your spouse when you leave/enter home

4. Feeling the breeze on your face
5. First ray of sunshine
6. Favorite food for lunch
7. Smell of fresh coffee

8. Sound of waves hitting the shore
9. Gazing the stars at night
10. A walk with your partner
11. Aroma of scented candle

12. Freshness of a new book
13. Silly mistakes with your spouse
14. Site of new blooming buds
15. Laughing your heart out

16. Clicking moments and making memories
17.Listening to soft music
18. Gadget free day
19. Feel free and fart loud
20. Dance move in a crowd
21. Kiss on forehead
22. Extension of last dates
23. Hot water bath

24. An extra sleep of 5 minutes in morning
25. Uninterrupted conversation with close friends
26. Window seat or an upgraded seat in flights
27. Speaking jumbled words
28. Feeling comfortable in tattered clothes
29. Day-dreaming

30. Complimentary luxurious toiletries

And there are many more - Keep commenting and let's increase this list !

Monday 2 January 2017

New Year Celebration @ Taj Mahal Agra

Hey Everyone... Wishing you all a very happy and a fabulous New Year.

This New year we decided to celebrate at Taj Mahal, the monument of love and one of the seven wonders of the world. Started our journey from Delhi, Agra stands at approx 216 kms and the drive via the Taj expressway(Yamuna expressway) is beyond words. Amazing views and an excellent infra, makes it worth. There are 3 toll plaza's on the way and it would charge you 415 one way and 695 for return within 24 hours. We had a superb drive and reached ManSingh Palace.

Freshened up and left to see the beauty of Taj. Since it was a weekend and of course the new year eve, there was a maddening crowd. Took a battery van to the entry gate and we could see a 3 km long queue for the entrance. Drenched with sweat (in December ;)), we had won the battle and made our dashing entrance to this monument in one and half hour. Anxiously walking from the west gate, the moment I turned, very first glimpse of Taj Mahal made me utter .. Waah Taj. What a spectacular view it was. I kept staring at its beauty for quite long, soaking in the amazing architecture, carvings and the paintings on its walls and minarets. We clicked couple of pictures with this beauty and made an inside visit as well. Yamuna was definitely at low water levels which is flowing right behind the Taj. We came back to our hotel at 7PM. It was a great experience in all.

Entry Fees - Indians - Rs 40, Foreigners - Rs 2000
Tickets can be purchased online as well and you can save one additional queue. :P

One of the minarets and the right side of the Taj Mahal was under renovation by the ASI in order to preserve the monument.

Couple of pics from our visit -
Waah Taj
Grand Entrance
Spell Bound First Spectacular View

Minarets standing tall

Intricate carvings and paintings

Designer Walls
Colorful Patterns

Happy Travelling and Happy Reading :)

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