The highlight was Kailash Temple at Elora. Twice the size of the Parthenon and 1.5x its width, it made leaving the luxury of the hotel pool for a hot and dusty day of sighseeing entirely worthwhile.
Culinary adventures included eating roadside roasted corn liberally sprinkled with lime juice and chilli powder, fruits of the season (sapodillas, custard apples and guavas) and tamarind picked from a roadside tree. A late night rum drinkup rounded off the fruit tastings.
The infamous Delhi Belly was doing its best to dent our culinary adventure but we are a tough bunch, not easily deterred.
Token males – John, Shreekesh and Rohan- also survived our first shopping expedition to a silk handloom sari and shawl centre.
This evening, we head to Agra to take in the first sight of the Taj Mahal as the sun rises tomorrow.