Travel Blogs from Agra
... explained the story behind it and to think of the perfect symmetry they achieved without modern technology is fantastic. It's full of optical illusions and materials from around the world were used. The marble shone, glistened and changed colours as the sun went down. It was a full moon too, so the sky was quite bizarre. A group of women stopped and insisted they took my photo, they were so happy to see a white person, I felt like a Hollywood actress ! I ...
So we travelled by train from Delhi to Agra, another early start and the station at both ends was chaotic, but very interesting. The train itself was fine, comfortable and clean, left on time but ran over an hour late on the trip due to fog. Our coach was waiting and on route to the hotel we stopped at Agra Fort. Amazing, could have ...
... an option. We continued our trip to the liquor store where we wanted to try to buy some wine, but after hearing the quality of the wine plus the price that they were charging, we decided just to buy a few cans of beer.
It was 19.00 and we were finally in the hotel. It was the end of our tour and of a tiring day or almost the end of it.
We had a shower and started to get ready to leave when suddenly it started to rain heavily. The rain was so strong that we ...
... 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 :(
... disappointment all of the food was a bland imitation of how it should be to the point that it was hard to eat. I mean, how do you mess up the make your own pasta bar?? So we settled for the salmon sashimi stuff and champagne. Also the band was bizarre: like karaoke guys singing "if you're sexy and you know it put your hands up in the air" to a bunch of mostly elderly people sort of humming along and giving golf claps every ...
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