Travel Blogs from Agra
... told us that they were eunuchs or "hijra" who were probably on a day trip from Delhi where they make up a certain sub-culture of Delhi life. Those of you who wish to know more might want to read William Dalrymple's excellent "City of Djinns". We bade farewell to our guide Ashish and set out on the road to Jaipur. It was a good four-lane toll road and by late afternoon we reached our destination, the Dera Rawatsar Homestay which would be our home for the next three ...
... teach people something so it will bring them hopefully something for the future.
Like how they can grow something (like we did with people from a tribe in Namibia to grow bananas with free water from the river......instead of doing nothing and begging for money) and explain simple ideas about watering plants or gave handicraft men/woman ideas to make something we saw in another country so they can sell something unique, helped our driver in Madagascar with preparing a tourist ...
... you with chills. I even did a Princess Diana pose on the bench I can't wait to share. All the fantastic inlay and the carved marble filigree doors and surrounds are unbelievably gorgeous. I am so glad I did have the chance to see this wonder of the world Then we went to the Red Fort which was built by the grandfather of the ruler who built the Taj It was where his son imprisioned him after overthrowing the father. This too was a fantastic structure. Huge at one time had ...
... when I am in Nepal :-).
Having explored enough of the inside and having listened to the tragic story of Shah Jahan and his „true love“ wife, while giving birth to their 14th child, I left the side. As recommended by the two Sichuan Chinese guys the day before I made my way to the river, passing a couple of monkeys and Indians doing exercises in almost no clothes.
Arriving at the river there was a guy, with something which doesn't really ...
Yesterday was spent in transit - 9 hours on the train, this time in a 3-tier a/con carriage. I don't think you want to read about this trip on the train, suffice to say we made it to Agra and I'm a little tired of commuting with the Indian public using this form of transport!
So, today in Agra starts at 5.30ish so that we can get to the Taj to see the sunrise of the lovely lady. The usual long queues ...
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