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... was not the prettiest of towns and pretty congested full of messy little streets. After fighting through the traffic we eventually made it to our hotel - Clarks Shiraz. It was a pretty nice hotel full of staff that were sickeningly obsequious and kept telling us how wonderful it was that we were staying at the hotel.
After a lunch of a couple of veggie burgers we headed to see the sites. First came Agra Fort which was very impressive despite parts of it having been burned ...
... minibus, boat and tricycle taxi to the reserve and back. We were on the river 2 days, but unfortunately never saw a tiger. This is the reserve with the highest population of Bengal tigers in the world and about 50 residents of Sundarban still gets eaten by tigers every year, but the
mangrove vegetation is very dense and you are basically sitting on the boat hoping to spot a tiger going for a swim. We did see deer, many different birds and lizards, our guides were ...
... got a lower fare, not a bad deal!
A short stroll through the park later and we got our first real view of the Taj……….so gorgeous. It’s such a perfect building that any photos you take don’t even look real, they just look like they have been googled! It wasn’t a perfect place for a sunset shot but we got some lovely photos, and some silly ones too as you will see below. Now I know you will all agree with me and ...
... when the light was applied, and the stones shone brilliantly as the light passed through them! An amazing testament to the quality of the materials that were used!
Shah Jahan had this built to house the body of his third and favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child! The building was started in 1632, and in 1633 Mumtaz was intered in an underground tomb, on top of which the Taj ...
... when one considers that in addition to his wife, the emperor had as many as 200 concubines ready to satisfy his desires.
The Taj Mahal is constructed of white marble of which almost every surface is carved or inlaid with semiprecious stones. We spent almost three hours exploring the exterior and interior of the Taj and enjoying the beautiful gardens that surround it. The craftsmanship and labor that went into the construction of the Taj required more than ...
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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