New Delhi to Agra drive

We left New Delhi on the 18th October 2014 at 11 am and headed for the Yamuna Expressway.  This toll road is by far quicker than any other route to reach Agra.  We drove a distance of 211 kilometers and reached our hotel at 2.30 pm.

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Only close to New Delhi and Agra town did we experience some congestion on the roads.

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Here are some sights we saw along the way.

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Here, the parents are wearing helmets, and the kids are helmet free!

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The Yamuna Expressway is a great road to drive on.

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Entering the toll road Plaza.

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The Yamuna Expressway Toll Plaza

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The roadside cafe we stopped at in the picture above.

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What’s up ahead?

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Three friends on a bike together, this is normal, in India.

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It is not an uncommon sight in India to see camels, cows, monkeys or horses freely walking along the side of the road.

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There are hotels with the names of Paradise this or that and yet they are in the middle of the hustle and bustle of town.

Bamboo pole scaffolding is a commonly used in their construction industry.

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Bamboo poles used for the scaffolding around this building.

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The Yamuna River.

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Some buildings are in a terrible state and look very run down.

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The various modes of moving heavy loads.

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Below is a quick video to give you an idea of how the traffic flows.

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