From Delhi, we drove to Agra, where the Taj Mahal is located.
The first glimpse of Taj was surreal…. which was why everyone stood at at entrance to take photos…
After that, we also visited Agra Fort…..
While in India, I wanted to visit one of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity orphanages. I went to a Catholic elementary school where we learned all about Mother Teresa’s work so it was so uplifting to visit the orphanage in Agra.
While in Agra, we stayed at the Trident hotel, where the hospitality surpassed all of the international luxury 5 star hotels.
We had dinner at the hotel restaurant and there was a choice between buffet and à la carte. We decided to order from the menu because we could order Indian dishes.papadum (chips) and chutney (condiments)…. The chips were peppery and a bit spicy…
dumplings in yogurt….. this wasn’t spicy!!! but I didn’t like the dumplings, which basically was a ball of tasteless dough….
Methi aloo gobhi (stir fried potatoes and cauliflower with fresh fenugreek leaves)…
Chicken tikka masala……
Murgh makhanwala (chicken tikka in tomato and ginger gravy with fenugreek)….
Chicken briyani (basmati rice with spices cooked in clay pot)……
When we ordered, we requested the food to be not spicy… but I still found it to be spicy! The staff was so accommodating and even gave me Thai coconut soup because that was definitely non-spicy. The head chef even came out to apologize, even though it was totally my problem!
thai coconut soup….
The server felt sorry for me so he told me to get dessert from the buffet. I felt kinda bad because it was my fault for ordering Indian dishes instead of ordering safer non-spicy dishes…I ended up just getting a slice of cake only.
However, the server brought over some coconut dessert…..so nice of him! But this was reallllllllllllllllly sweet….
For breakfast, apart from omelettes, we also tried the Indian breakfast, dosa. It’s spiced potatoes wrapped in thin crepe… the crepe was thin and cripsy! Didn’t like the stuffing because it was spicy….
We were so amazed by the hospitality and thoughtfulness of the staff at the Trident Hotel as they went over the top trying to make our stay as pleasant as possible. They also gave each of us a gift, wrapped and with a personal note! This was probably the most memorable hotel stay ever, considering we often stay at other luxury hotels…..
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
Trident Hotel Agra