Maharajas, Moghuls and mojitos: Embarking on an enthralling tour of India’s past and present
In the pale misty dawn Agra was stirring. Tonga drivers were harnessing their horses, white-robed priests rang temple bells and peacocks fluttered from their roosts in the tamarind trees.
I'd spent the past two days doing what every visitor to Agra does - exploring the splendour of buildings created in the 16th and 17th Centuries by India's Moghul emperors.
They include, of course, the world's most iconic monument to love and loss, the Taj Mahal.
Now, as I left Agra, I was seeking a natural rather than a man-made wonder, the ghariyals - fish-eating crocodiles - of the Chambal River.
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