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Travel Blogs from Agra
... starting with the most expensive and then moving to the cheapest when he realises that you are not that interested in buying.
After we had politely made our excuses and left the salesrooms empty-handed we made our way to the Taj Mahal, one of the highlights of our trip. To get to the Taj you have to walk or bus 1 km from the ticket office to the entrance gate. This involves passing lots of little stores trying to sell you more gaudy souvenirs. When you hit the gate you have ...
... the scenery was not what I hoped it would be, I would recommend taking the train one way and walking back. Getting up at 3 am to see my first sunrise in the Himalayas over the magnificent Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m above sea level) from tiger hill (2590m), was beautiful and definitely worth struggling out of bed for, just go in to the street and try to find a shared jeep, if you organize going there through most agencies it is going to be much more expensive, paying for the ...
... enjoying how pretty it was.
After a short train journey that night (where we got free food but didn’t realise and refused as we thought it cost money, damn it!) we went back to the lovely Delhi……determined that this time it would be a very different experience. We had already booked into the nice Shelton Hotel, which had warm water, clean sheets, clean floors etc., (you know, all of the things you should get from a hotel ...
... wrap sandwich with delightfully salty potato chips on the side. Lana had a cappuccino and a large, dark chocolate brownie. Others of our group walked down the street and indulged in a vegetarian Pizza Hut pizza.
After lunch we spent a couple of hours exploring the Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort because a large part of it is constructed of red sandstone. The fort is an immense structure more akin to a walled city than a fort. It was built by and the ...
... wanted nothing to distract from the beauty of the Taj Mahal.
After the Taj Mahal we are taken to a marble shop where the ancestors of those that built the Taj were demonstrating their craft. It is only direct ancestors that are taught the secret of this craft. I learn that each piece needs to be shaped and fitted by hand because of how delicate the marble is, some pieces require a faster pace while some require a slower pace. I see now ...
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