Travel Blogs from Agra
... protection of the site and then pay for restoration. The site is surrounded by 7 km of walls and includes three man-made lakes from former quarries.
A feature of the fort was the many gates, positioned at right angles to the entrance path to make chargers at the gates impossible. Other tunnels and false gateways were designed for the ambush of invaders. When we came across an area with stone Cairns, we completed the ...
... Pradesh exhibits a rare combination of natural beauty and divinity. Be the ancient pilgrimage destination like Varanasi or the divine Buddhist site Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh houses the heritage of spirituality for centuries and have been the favourite destination for salvation seeker tourists. Also popularly known as the land of Ayurveda and Yoga, the state hosts the famous international yoga festival with the goal to aware people of this thousand year old ...
... to minimise the devastating impact pollution is having on the Taj.
When we got there, the queue was already snaking its long way out onto the road with the ladies' queue twice the length of the men's queue. There goes the view of the Taj by sunrise! We were evidently going to be in the queue a while ...
Security is taken very seriously and we had to undergo thorough checking and frisking. It did seem as if ...
... here by his own son, he said he had gibe mad as he wanted to build a black Taj across the river from the current one. The guide said that in Indian, couples would often have to wait until a full moon until the could meet, by building another Taj across from the white, their reflections would meet each night under the moon- or something like that. Bit of an old romantic, which apparently meant he'd gone bonkers so his son locked him away. The son was also the son ...
Today I said goodbye to Jaipur and we headed back on the road to Agra! After about 3 hours we arrived at the Agra Gate and were met by a local guide before venturing into Fatephur Sikri which is the deserted former capital city of the Mughals. The king moved the capital to Fatephur Sikri because a holy man told him he should if he wanted to have a son which he had failed to have for many years. So the king moved his capital there and sure enough a son was born! ...
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, Agra | Hotelfrom $40
East Gate, Taj Ganj, Agra | Hotelfrom $11
Chowk Kagziyan,South Gate, Agra | Hotelfrom $11