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Northern India Journey – Day 5

Akshardham TempleOn our final day up north, we woke up early for yet another long day of travel. From Agra, we caught a train for Delhi. This time around, we booked ourselves in sleeper coaches to gain some much needed sleep. Though not as good as the Shatabdi Line, the Intercity Express was fair enough for the price. Four hours later, we were in Delhi.

Intercity Express Agra to Delhi AC 2 TierOnce we exited the train, a great deal of people seemed to be in an exodus toward the city. We headed to the city train station, so we can grab a ride to the Akshardham Temple. Though chaotic, we managed to retrieve tickets and squeeze our way inside the station. Fortunately too, there’s a segregation policy in place, where several coaches are designated only for women. A few stations after, we were near our destination.

Since we were carrying our backpacks with us, we opted to ride one of the rickshaws to bring us to the temple. What surprised us was what followed.

Intercity Express Agra to Delhi AC 2 TierLike the Iskhon Temple in Bangalore, this temple was very strict when it comes to visitors. But here, almost nothing was allowed. First, you deposit all your belongings, except for your wallet. I was thankful to have my pack off by back, yet disappointed not to have any camera with me. As you deposit your stuff, they take your photo. Then, you proceed to a body check, where the guards check almost every nook and cranny of your wallet! By the time we got inside, I had lost the excitement I once had in seeing this place.

Arches with relief sculptures welcome you into the complex. There were signs trying to explain what these sculptures are for. The place, though manicured, made me feel as though I was dropped in the desert. We reached the fountain where the founder’s foot print in the bottom. Then, we had our first glimpse of the Akshardham Temple.

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