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... or go to the toilet whilst wearing a saree though! The family were lovely and also put bindis and bangles on us so we had the full effect! After we saree-ed up, we went to the Taj Mahal. Now, I'm not usually that impressed by buildings but when you walk through the archway and see it for the first time it literally takes your breath away. You just can't stop looking at it. Pictures don't even come close to doing it justice. The entrance we ...
... it was a staggering 180$ for a private car. Luckily, I had checked transport prices online a day before in Amman in the cafe and knew that I should definitely not pay more than 80$. In the end 70$ was possible plus highway tolls. Well, I knew this is still sort of rip-off, but I wanted to get to Agra today and get a shower soon (as I said before I was too susceptible to scam today :-) ).
The taxi driver took me to the meeting point with the other driver, but of course ...
... each couple or individual giving a set amount, as had been suggested
We had lunch in Delhi and then we
were supposed to be going to visit the Qtub Minar Mosque but, when Prem asked
for a show of hands, not a single person wanted to go (and I’m pretty sure Prem
didn’t either!!). So we all came back to the hotel and had dinner followed by a
lazy evening (it was about 5 o’clock by the time we got here).
... of our time at the Mosque behind it, as they were setting up for a yearly party with balloons, music, streamers, and hundreds of colorful mats for the participants to sit on. We had to get back for dinner so weren't able to stay, but apparently the party is invite-only unless you are a foreigner - then you are welcome. The mosque is also where one of us (Jeff) finally got scammed. We had been talking to what we thought were the first ...
... isnt good plain. Not for my tastebuds. The rum was in a really cool bottle though. Sam is the only one that kinda drank it. He brough up his guitar but that never really happened. We all walked up onto the roof to see if the Taj would be lit up and all we could see was fog and smoke. So thats a no. I was too cold so I came right back inside. And now I am here writing this. I need to shower and pack (which is easy becuase I didnt take anything out) and then head to bed. Waking ...
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