Travel Blogs from Agra
... and build a monument to remember me by " He built the Taj Mahal and it was completed in 1653. Hence the momentous subtle of LOVE.
Wow it truly is a magnificent sight to see and a spectacular building the gardens and surrounding building are really so beautiful.
It wasn't the most peaceful experience for us tho as we made a fou pah and said yes to one of the many professional photographers, Big Mistake! it took up valuable time and put it this way ...
... are to barter with the groom's males for payment to let Abhi pass. It was a fun ritual and you could see everyone's gregarious personalities coming out as they went back and forth. Eventually they settled on 52,000 rupees - about $860. They paid. The girls also stole his shoes, another tradition, and they weren't returned to him until the end of the night when they bartered with the women once more! This time Jatan Singhn, Abhi's dad, had a gift of diamond rings already ready ...
... a bit silly at the moment.
KK then told us he would take us to see some art. What this really means is that he will take us to some shops. The drivers get commission for taking you there, so I don’t mind humouring the shop assistant for a little while, but it gets annoying if you go to loads of them. We only went to 3 so it was just about bearable. Finally, we went to the Red Fort. This is a massive complex built in the 16th century, with ...
... both Doug and I nodded off at some point but got out to stretch our legs at the stop. Thankfully there was no huge queue for the toilets so we were in and out in no time at all then back on the road and back to sleep until about 15 minutes from our hotel.
We arrived at our hotel around 9.15pm and checked in. We had rooms in the front of the hotel this time. I got the internet password but was too tired to do anything so hit the sack but not before requesting a wake up call at ...
... people getting on our off the train would only stop for three or four minutes and once the announcement came on that it would be stopping for one minute only. So the image of people running to jump onto a moving train isn’t entirely made up and we saw it happen more than once, it was pretty funny. By the time we arrived in Agra we were pretty exhausted from our travels and luckily we just had to make it to the hotel and check in before we could crash for the ...
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, Sanjay Place, Agra | Hotelfrom $40
East Gate, Taj Ganj, Agra | Hotelfrom $11
Chowk Kagziyan,South Gate, Agra | Hotelfrom $11