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... taxi driver), that told him the hostel was closed. The guy then brought them to a hotel that charges US$120 a night (about 25x the price of a hostel), saying that was the only option for them, and when they tried to catch another cab/rickshaw, the drivers knew what was going on and refused to take them anywhere. Really scary. Apparently all 3 of the Brits also signed up for a severely overpriced trip to Kashmir, so they hadn't had the ...
... walkways and could see remnants of ancient paintings and beautifully carved red sandstone.
Our guide Sharma explained the purpose of the buildings to us and on we walked to another section where we could see a huge garden in front of us and a magnificent white marble building in front of us which used to house on of Shah Jahan’s daughters.
The Jasmine tower or Samman Burj
To the left of ...
... Pol Gate or the Elephant Gate, the south entrance to the complex, suggesting that it was the imperial entrance.
... our onward train tickets and Nepal book, we returned to the hotel for dinner and then just crashed as tomorrow was to be an early one to catch the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
Since this was somewhere that Hannah's grandad Geoff visited ("bloody India, Filthy hole" were his thoughts) we considered having a Gin and Tonic in his honour....however, at 5quid a pop we thought he would be more annoyed if we had ordered one ("5quid for a bloody G and T, I don't think so!") ...
... as we walked out (I think he actually might have been trying to bite me) and we saw the monkeys again. We had some time before our lunch, so we were taken to a place that makes inlaid marble pieces by hand in a similar manner to what we saw on the Taj Mahal and to a jewelry store. We got to see the process at the marble store and they had some unbelievably beautiful (and unbelievably expensive) things there -- like a $65,000 table. The jewelry store was ...
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