Travel Blogs from Agra, India

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Luxury Camping plus a night in a Castle!!, Bijaipur Village, India travel blog

Luxury Camping plus a night in a Castle!!

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... it which does not appear to happen much in India.  Fingers crossed for this one as it really is a beautiful oasis in India. We travelled only for about 1/2 hour before stopping and getting out to walk through a farmer's wheat crop before coming to ...

Tiger Safari - a very loooooong day, Ranthambore National Park, India travel blog

Tiger Safari - a very loooooong day

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... into the National Park for a 3 hour safari in open roofed troop carriers.  We saw monkeys spotted deer and a few peacocks (India's national bird) but alas no Bengal tigers.  Really none of us held out for even the slightest chance of spotting ...

Meltdown in the City from Hell, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India travel blog

Meltdown in the City from Hell

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... better after doing so and by the time I climbed up into my berth for the overnight journey to Varanasi, India again seemed an adventure after the blip that was Agra. P.S. - I should also mention that since my last entry I spent a day in Pushkar: once a ...

Delhi dally, Agra, India travel blog

Delhi dally

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... ;s swelter. For the first time in three months my body is not coated in varying degrees of perspiration. Sri Lanka and southern coastal India are 24/7 sweat machines. Two changes of shirt a day. Shower at lunch, rinse and hang, shower at dusk, rinse, ...

A short vacation from India, Agra, India travel blog

A short vacation from India

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in a while you have to take a break to just veg out to give your brain a respite. We decided to take a short "vacation from India" on the way from Varanasi to Jodhpur. We took an overnight train to Agra and then used points to stay in the plush Mughal ...

Agra Day 7, Agra, India travel blog

Agra Day 7

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... we met Jenna, a girl who was travelling on her own and therefore the bravest person I had ever met. She had already been in India for seven weeks so had loads of stories and so much advice. It was nice to speak to someone that wasn't Andrew for a while, ...

The Taj!!!, Agra, India travel blog

The Taj!!!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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Kristen Said:   So our trip to Agra from Jaipur was relatively uneventful, minus the rocky beginning...needless to say, when you have to get up at 5 a.m. (and anyone who knows me knows that in ITSELF is a feat) to catch a train and do so only to ...

Agra Day 8, Agra, India travel blog

Agra Day 8

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... we just had the massive queue to get into the Taj to contend with. It was pretty darn long, however, as with everywhere in India, there was a separate queue for women, so we got in faster than Andrew. He also had to go through all their ridiculous ...

Magical Taj, Agra, India travel blog

Magical Taj

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... view. When the call to prayer rang out from the mosques at about 6 o'clock it was a pretty surreal experience. We also visited Agra Fort, the Baby Taj and a couple of other sites around Agra and there are some pictures loaded with this entry.   ...

My Name is Khan, Agra, India travel blog

My Name is Khan

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... and Bollywood are analogous to baseball and Hollywood in the US, but more so. They are national passions, obsessions. Along with India-Pakistan relations, they provide the bulk of the news material here (South African trouncing India in a test match is ...

Agra and the Taj!, Agra, India travel blog

Agra and the Taj!

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... to choose 6 women for the night to take to the bed and this is supposedly where the term "King size bed" comes from. Anyway after Agra Fort we dumped our luggage at the hotel and went straight to the Taj, with no need to meet back at our meeting point ...

Akbar's City, Agra, India travel blog

Akbar's City

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... Sikri. Akbar, the greatest Mughal leader (so they say), built this city but only lived there for 14 years before abandoning it for Agra in the early 1600's. Some say it was because of the very poor water supply. So the story goes, even though he had ...

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India travel blog

The Taj Mahal

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... world. The bus to Agra was only an hour and a half and considering the debacle the day before, was not a problem at all. Agra isn't a very nice place, it is just home to some very nice buildings. We settled into our hotel and grabbed some lunch before ...

Mastercard Moment, Agra, India travel blog

Mastercard Moment

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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New Canon camera for round the world trip to capture those special moments.....200 2 nighs accomadation in Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.....Rs 800 2 entry tickets to the Taj for sunrise......Rs 1500 The stupid middle-aged American woman cutting half the ...

Incredible India, New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, India travel blog

Incredible India

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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****work in progress *** please check back later for more pics and the full story*** About once a quarter Melanie goes to India for a very fast 2-3 days of meetings. Normally she arrives at midnight the night before the meeting and leaves at 2 a.m the ...

Tourists and Taj, Agra, India travel blog

Tourists and Taj

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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just the morning spent in agra, for the last stop of our trip, and i would say that it is enough. the city is very polluted. anyway the most obvious stop on our callender, the Taj Mahal. a rip off to get in, indians pay 20 rupees, tourist pay 750, but ...

Thanksgiving at the Taj, Agra, India travel blog

Thanksgiving at the Taj

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... ) while we waited for our real train. It finally arrived, we got on and were on our way to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal and some of India's other biggest tourist attractions. We arrived early the next morning (Thanksgiving, actually) and headed to a ...

A little less 'Agra' than Delhi..., Agra, India travel blog

A little less 'Agra' than Delhi...

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... the station! Enjoyed a comfortable trip to Agra, but once we were there we were rickshaw-ed to the wrong state bank of India and understandably got lost when we followed our map towards our hotel which was in a completely different part of town near a ...

Taj Mahal, Agra, India travel blog

Taj Mahal

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... up 2 large buckets of hot water for our ablutions. The food was also good here. We can't fault the restaurant food in India and the staff are helpful too. Sometimes our requests are a bit strange like, beer with alcohol or cold coffee with ice cream, ...

India - Agra, Agra (Taj Mahal), India travel blog

India - Agra

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... for building most of the fort, not on his own obviously, he did have a bit of help! He was the third of India's mughal emperors and a very intelligent man who had three wives of three different religions. His designs within Agra Fort reflect his efforts ...

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India travel blog

The Taj Mahal

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... to find the right bus, with no hassles and lots of friendliness. He told me the same story about bad people in India, especially Agra. His was one of hope, however--Agra was much improved over the last few years, with less hasslers. "The police ...

Agra- vation, Agra, India travel blog

Agra- vation

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... forgettable experience. We walk out of the Fort and get inundated by touts wanting to sell us everything. Agra is apparently one of the worst places in India for pushy touts so I practise various techniques for getting rid of them: the complete ...

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India travel blog

The Taj Mahal

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... a room, but honestly, it's a romantic place. The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, a beautiful building in India made of marble. That's what most of us know about the Taj Mahal, but there's a sad beautiful and romantic story behind ...

The Taj - is it worth it?, Agra, India travel blog

The Taj - is it worth it?

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... for it's time. We had a lovely walk back to our hotel looking at all the interesting, intriguing things you find here in India. Bullocks being shod, random band members dressed up in bright red and black outfits hanging out in a park, well, an expance ...

Agra and the Taj!, Agra, India travel blog

Agra and the Taj!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... for inflation, the estimate is that it would cost $300 billion to build today... Next, we went to the Red Fort of Agra.  Not only did this fort have an awesome view of the Taj, but the buildings were much more impressive than the similarly ...

Taj fantastic, Agra, India travel blog

Taj fantastic

A travel blog entry by cemoore

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... to return to Leeds and find the right words to explain what we have seen and paint pictures for people who will never see the real India.  Tonight we had a last meal in Delhi, and i finally got to wear my Sari (thank you Vinny) which was a ...

HOT HOT HOT and the Taj, Agra, India travel blog

HOT HOT HOT and the Taj

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... nice.  He did a good job at making my bad beard look as best as it can...bad.  P.P.S India is HOOOOT P.P.P.S We have moved on from Agra now and i did write this a little while ago.... we are currently in Jaipur enjoying the sights and ...

The Famous Taj Mahal, Agra, India travel blog

The Famous Taj Mahal

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... nbsp; The Taj is the final resting place for Shaw Jahan and his favorite wife Arguman Bann Begum.  She must have been quality! Agra Fort was another worthwhile stop but the Taj Mahal wins any and all prizes if you want to make comparisons.   ...

A week in Delhi and a trip to the Taj, Delhi/Agra, India travel blog

A week in Delhi and a trip to the Taj

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... there are hundreds of tourists vying for the same spot as you to stand!) and eventually headed back to Delhi after our big day out. We leave India tomorrow - mum heads back to Oz and Steve and I to Thailand (yay!). Sun, surf and seafood here we ...

The Taj, Agra, India travel blog

The Taj

A travel blog entry by izzie

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