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... like I am complaining, an experience like that is to be expected on a 12 hour overnight train ride in India. And overall, we got where we needed to be safely, and that is all that matters. We got to our hotel, but our rooms weren't going to be ready for another 4 hours or so, so we had to kill some time. The whole tour group went to a great buffet breakfast, then a tour of the Agra Fort. I included some photos of our tour here, and I wish ...
... us around. Very impressive building built using
red sandstone with some beautiful carvings, screens and architecture.
There were some very cute squirrels and beautiful green parrots. It
is a huge complex and only about 25% is open to the public. The guy
who ordered the building of the Taj Mahal- Shah Jehan was
imprisoned there for the last 8 years of his life after his son
deposed him. He could look over the Taj from his balcony.
Then the ...
... Arron & our Audi have been very lucky.
Animals mostly Cows, Dogs, some Bulls, Horses and few Goats rome the streets freely in the towns, owned by no one, they are fed by the people as the Hindu's (which are 75% of the 26 million population in Delhi alone) believe to feed the living animal is good luck especially the Cow which is a sacred animal here in India.
Thankfully it's low season so on total we have only see a few western faces and ...
... identically and elaborately decorated with soaring archways and fine filigree screens. At each corner of the dias a minaret needles the sky, balancing the height of the tomb. It's position on the plinth lifts the Taj into the heavens. It stands completely alone, a solitary silhouette against an unbroken wash of pale blue sky. To the left of the palace, a small mosque acts as the centre of worship for the Muslims of Agra. To the right, an identical structure stands empty and ...
Agra Fort or Red Fort was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565.The red sandstone fort was converted into a palace during Shāh Jahān's time,fort include Motī Masjid, the ...
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