Travel Blogs from Agra
Up in the tuk tuk and back to the train station for our 9am journey to Agra which should take about 9 hours and luckily we had booked an AC2 carriage so should be fairly comfortable. Sure enough the journey was just fine, we read books and caught up on the blog whilst trying to eat the questionable cheese sandwiches we had previously ordered from the Hotel Harmony for the journey.
Arriving into Agra Cant station at 6pm we were met by a nice tuk tuk driver ...
... in Agra in 1558. It was in a ruined condition and Akbar had it rebuilt with red sandstone. It was built with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Some 4,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years, completing it in 1573.
It was only during the reign of Akbar's grandson, Shah Jahan that the site took on its current state. Shah Jahan built the beautiful Taj Mahal for ...
... the ladies would first be able to put on saris for the afternoon. The bulky Australian girls looked quite chipper at this although we were not sure that there would be quite enough sari material in Agra for one of them. We read somewhere that the average sari is 8 metres long and 1.2 metres wide. This would definitely not be enough fabric to cope with this “sheila”!
It also occurred to us that the blokes on the tour were not being ...
... by the fog. Once the bus was confirmed, I went to grab more money to pay for it and some snacks as Bishol said the bus would be there by four at the latest. Again nope but we got false hope when blankets arrived for the ride. When the bus finally arrived it was confirmed it would cost us each about $60 which supposedly intrepid is going to give us letters about so we can claim but I don't think my travel insurance will cover it. Oh well! I think I was ...
... driver to take us to Fatepur Sikri, which was the capital of the Moghul empire for all of 15 years. Built on a ridge between two villages as a tribute to a Sufi saint who predicted the birth of a male heir to the empire in 1571, it was abandoned only 14 years later due to lack of an adequate water supply. But twelve years of construction by thousands of skilled artisans and tens of thousands of slave laborers resulted in a complex considered an Indo-Islamic ...
Other places to stay in Agra
Taj Ganj, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $68
- Beautiful hotel
- A Sheraton with a view of the Taj Mahal
- Good hotel though slightly disappointing...
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $69
- Only average
- So-So Experience
- Horrible excuse for a luxury hotel
54, Taj Road, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $51
- Better than Clarks Jaipur
- Quite satisfactory
- Very Servicable Hotel
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 4 star hotelfrom $71
- Comfortable hotel, elegant rooms, lovely setting, excellent food and service
- Quite nice..
- Another decent Hilton
Taj East Gate, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $271
- Definitely worth the expense
- The Only Place to Stay in Agra(vation)!
Taj Ganj, Fatehabad Road , Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $64
- Loved the Taj i
- Perfectly adequate & good service
- A Good Deal
181/2 Fatehabad road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $48
16/2/8, Commercial Complex, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $42
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $44
- Great Hotel
- Howard Park is an oasis in city of chaos.
- Good value for the money
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $26
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 1 star hotelfrom $27
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $45
137, Station Road, Agra Cantt, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $23
6B The Mall Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $37
263 Station Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $12
Near TDI Mall, Opp Hotel Trident, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $31
181/1, Tourist Complex Area, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $13
V.I.P Road to Taj Mahal, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $46
Tourist Complex Area, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $21
Pratappura Crossing, M.G. Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $34
Shaid Nagar Crossing, Shamshabad Rd, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $13
1, Amarlok, Taj Link Road, Near Shilp Gram Parking, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $22
Western Gate, Agra | 1 star hotelfrom $10
Block 36, Sanjay Place, Agra | Hotelfrom $40
East Gate, Taj Ganj, Agra | Hotelfrom $11
Chowk Kagziyan,South Gate, Agra | Hotelfrom $11