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Today we head to Agra a city famous for a white marble building however the region of Utter Pradesh offers plenty more. The drive was again through roads lined with small shops, surrounded by either muddy stinking water or piles of rubbish in between lushes green fields. We reached the outskirts of Agra, well about 30 miles outside, in good time and some of us took advantage of the spare time to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur ...
We got picked up by our friend around 11 and drove around 2 hours south from Delhi to Agra.
It was an easy drive on a toll road that passed the Indian F1 grand prix track.
The rapid expansion of Delhi's middle class was evident by all the new
apartment block developments in the outskirts of the city.
arguably one of the most extreme divisions between the haves and the have
Today we made a trip to visit the Taj Mahal, it was amazing! We caught the train at 7am and arrived around 10am. The train ride was crazy as expected. We were in unreserved cattle class..not pretty. People everywhere, pushing, shoving, making noise. Thankfully no animals with us though! Caught a rickshaw to the Taj Mahal. We bought our "tourist" tickets, 750 rupees each (£8ish) and collected our free shoe covers and bottles of water. As we stood in the que to get ...
... and chapti's). It still looked mouth watering to someone who was still too wary to eat anything other than a plain popadom.
The next day we extended our intended 2 days to 3 as Karim was in no place for a 5am start for the Taj Mahal. By afternoon the wary travellers were feeling better/ had taken enough immodium to catch the local bus to the city of Fatehpur Sikri (an hour away), an entire city which was abandoned after only 14 years due to lack of water. It ...
Other places to stay in Agra
Taj Ganj, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $69
- Beautiful hotel
- A Sheraton with a view of the Taj Mahal
- Good hotel though slightly disappointing...
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $71
- Only average
- So-So Experience
- Horrible excuse for a luxury hotel
54, Taj Road, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $49
- Better than Clarks Jaipur
- Quite satisfactory
- Very Servicable Hotel
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 4 star hotelfrom $67
- Comfortable hotel, elegant rooms, lovely setting, excellent food and service
- Quite nice..
- Another decent Hilton
Taj East Gate, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $327
- Definitely worth the expense
- The Only Place to Stay in Agra(vation)!
Taj Ganj, Fatehabad Road , Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- Loved the Taj i
- Perfectly adequate & good service
- A Good Deal
181/2 Fatehabad road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $43
16/2/8, Commercial Complex, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $47
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 $17
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 1 star hotelfrom $28
137, Station Road, Agra Cantt, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $19
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $58
6B The Mall Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $47
263 Station Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $10
Near TDI Mall, Opp Hotel Trident, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $26
181/1, Tourist Complex Area, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $13
V.I.P Road to Taj Mahal, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $38
Tourist Complex Area, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $21
Pratappura Crossing, M.G. Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $23
Shaid Nagar Crossing, Shamshabad Rd, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $16
1, Amarlok, Taj Link Road, Near Shilp Gram Parking, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $28
Western Gate, Agra | 1 star hotelfrom $10
Block-36, Agra | Hotelfrom $39
East Gate, Taj Ganj, Agra | Hotelfrom $4
Chowk Kagziyan,South Gate, Agra | Hotelfrom $14