Report on a trip to India.

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Chloe Marchant 10S

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am writing to tell you about my recent four week trip to India which was on the 5th of January 2010. I flew with India air from Heathrow to Sri Lanka and then on to Delhi, the flight took around 10 hours. The meals on the aeroplane were very enjoyable; breakfast consisted of pancakes with golden syrup, Lunch was vegetable masala and for dinner a buffet containing a variety of Indian foods. Accompanying me on this wonderful experience were my Mother, Father, Sister and Grandma. Whilst in India, we also met up with our close family friends who live in England but originally come from India.  They showed us around their country and gave us a tour of around the ‘golden triangle’ of India. Some of the most memorable places we visited whilst we were there were Kerala, Delhi, Aqra and Jaipur.

We spent the first three days of our holiday in Kerala where we stayed at the ‘Tall trees hotel’ in the heart of the rainforest. It was on my second day in India that we first saw an elephant; he was causing quite a traffic jam in the busy streets as his owner seemed to have little control. We were all amazed at how big elephants really were and that all the native people were unfazed by the giant animal being so close. We got to ride on one of these magnificent creatures later on in our stay.  We had to climb up a ladder on the second floor of a building to get onto the elephants back. We sat on a red and black woollen blanket strapped on by ropes.

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On the second week, we took a rice boat down to Agra and we stayed at the ‘Oberoi’ hotel which was just out of the city. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Muhal, its striking craftmanship and captivating location are a magnificent sight. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. According to the people of Agra, the Taj Mahal tells the story of a passionate love that knew no limits. After the craftsmen had finished the building, the emperor cut off their right ...

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