- There were many highlights for me but the most memorable was seeing the Taj Mahal emerging from the mist at dawn which was just magical. We stayed until the walls started to 'glisten' - an incredible sight. I wasn't expecting to be so impressed by such a popular tourist sight but as ever, Explore gets you to the right place at the right time when there weren't loads of other tourists around. The local guide was excellent and we even had a group photograph with a Taj backdrop taken by a professional photographer - a little 'tacky' I know but I'll definitely be getting mine framed! Anuj was our Explore tour leader. He was excellent and seemingly never minded how many times he repeated things. He did all the 'local tipping' for us which took a lot of the hassle out of travelling in a far off land. I was nominated to organise his tip and to say a few words on the final night. One of the men in the group was on a 'creative writing' course in the UK and he kindly agreed to compose a poem about our leader - it was excellent and had us all laughing raucously.
Published on: 12 March 2016