Travel Blogs from Agra
We headed the airport for our flight to Agra, running through what had happened the day before all we could do was laugh, but we did realise how lucky we had been.
It was a short flight to Agra and on the way we both decided the best plan for the rest of the day was to get our house in order. Trains book up so quick we figured if we sorted two weeks travel that it would be less hassle in the long run.
We touched down in Agra air force base a little ...
Our next destination was Agra and as usual we took an early train to be able to do the sights before lunch. At the railway station a tuk tuk guy picked us up who drove us without any delays or big hassle to our hotel that we found was literally only 3 mins walk from the West Gate of the Taj Mahal. Even if knackered from the constant waking up before 6am we had a quick breakfast and were heading straight to the ...
... we fit in!
We returned to the hotel at about 9.30, had breakfast and headed out for the Agra Fort. The fort was primarily built as a military structure but upgraded by Shah Jahan as a palace and it would later serve as his prison. It was built between the 16th and 17th centuries by 3 successive ruler, Akhbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The fort is about 2 miles for the Taj Mahal and is located on a higher ground. While exploring the fort ...
... was around 7km away. Not bad when you have a driver and a government approved guide. The reason it was so reasonable in a tourist trap was they expected you to spend a further 850 (10.50) for a driver for the day. Yes, that is good value but when all your attractions are very close, you see that that are on to a winner. We still didn’t want to have a guide as we prefer to explore things by ourselves. This led to ‘Indian sad face’ number 2 and 3 :(
... fort and the palaces were heavily influenced by Mogul architecture.
It was quite cold here today. 12'C for the high. I know, no snow, but still chilly. Burke and Cliff rode a camel to/from the Taj Mahal. Note: No camels were hurt during this process/lol! Yes, there are pictures and they will be posted at a later time. aka - they aren't on my camera. Pam did get a sari!
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