Travel Blogs from Agra
... It was on both our buckets lists and with all the excitement on the walk down we hoped it lived up to the hype. The walk up to it was lovely, we came in though the west gate where the street is lined with camel carts and monkeys clamber through the trees with the babies on either side of the walkway.
Since the 2008 bombings in Mumbai, India's on lockdown. The security at any major attraction, airport and metro station is very US style, without the ...
... delicious food. I had stuffed tandoori mushrooms and Rach had Dal Makhani, which is now a favourite of hers. I've noticed I have spoken a lot about food but it's pretty exciting to try new things and to share them with you. All three of us were up early again to make the most of the running facilities. As we walked in a young boy shouted, "look mum foreigners," which made me feel really awkward as the whole family shifted their gaze to me. I ...
... but a little smile or a laugh brings your spirits back.
Thoughts so far. You get used to cows on the road surprisingly quickly. Chai masala tea is better than coffee. We are cash cows but, most people are genuinely friendly. Why do they sell zips on train? Do we need some zips??? It's off to Jaipur (the pink city) on the 14th. It's meant to be easier going and stunning. We can't wait. We'll stay there for a few days and recharge.
Until next time in ...
Many times we find ourselves a bit jaded when it comes to typical touristy spots. However, when visiting a tourist attraction in India where the tourists are, well, Indian, it makes the overcrowded chaos more bearable. Additionally, we were utterly in awe of India's most ...
... of touts and rikshaw drivers at the train station, but fortunately was picked up by the hostel's own driver, whom I had to help and push the autorikshaw in order to get it going. India... You are incredible... In the hostel I then met up with some friends I made in Delhi and we had some nice dinner together in a roof-top restaurant. It actually seems that whereever you go there are roof-top restaurants...but I won't complain as they ...
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