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... We caught a tourist bus from a very strange place called the tourist centre or something like that. When we arrived the truck was immediately surrounded by traders who flanked our every move until we got back in the truck to leave. The ancient city was very briefly the capital of the Mughal empire and today is a World Heritage Site. The Emperor Akbar came to the village of Sikri to visit Sufi, Shaikh Salim Chishti who predicted the ...
... many water buffalo and camels. There were rice
paddy fields all around. We arrived in Agra quite late in the day. It's
a very poor looking city and the main attraction is the world famous
We had to pay 750 each to get in ($15) vs an Indian who pays
20 rupees (30 cents) our friend arranged for a guide to accompany
us. We walked in through all the security checkpoints and through the
big old ...
... saw that Indians only have to pay 20 rupees (30p ish!!!) daylight robbery!!! We were also pestered by people wanting us to use them as guides as we "knew nothing about the taj" lol, we declined. Once we got inside we soon forgot about the cost, the Taj was spectacular! The effort that went into building it was astonishing. And detail must have nearly cracked the guys up who built it! Spent a good 4 hours walking and sitting around. We then left and caught a rickshaw ...
... to walk around especially as the emperor who ruled here had built a separate temple for each of his 3 favorite wives (one Hindu, one Muslim and one Christian).
Finally we made it to the main attraction, a 5.30am start to the Taj Mahal was absolutely fantastic, worth all the hype and its status as one of the worlds most marvelous buildings. The marble and semi precious stones inlaid in the tomb really do reflect the sunlight with a magical quality. ...
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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