The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - 'Diary of a Tour in the Naga Hills, 1922-1923' by Henry Balfour

caption: Visit to the Taj Mahal
medium: diaries
date: 23.12.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sat. 23.
text: Up at 6.30 a.m. Breakfast at 7.45. I drove to the station for the 9.20 a.m. train for Agra. The train was more than an hour late & I did not reach Agra till past 2 p.m. Agra is 100 miles from Delhi (Fares came to 22R4as for a first class & a third class from Delhi). After lunch at the Hotel Cecil, which is a long way from the Cantonment station where I had arrived, I walked two miles to the Taj Mahal, which I found immensely fascinating. Looking from it down onto the Jumna I could see scores of huge river-tortoises swimming about. Their numbers were accounted for by a priest of the adjacent Mosque by the fact that the Burning Ghats of the Hindus lie just above this part of the river! The Hotel Cecil is very nicely appointed.