Travel Blogs from Agra
... Oh, you speak Hindi". We had fooled at least someone. Using our acquired copy of Lonely Planet (acquired from the available books to swap in a hotel), which provided detailed notes about the site, we navigated the giant deserted complex which was once the short lived capital of the moghul Empire in the 16th century under Emperor Akbar. It consisted of palaces, treasury buildings, a large harem, courtyards, including a stage ...
... and excellence of the Mughals slowly unfolds in front of you. Buland Darwaza (Gate of Victory) Designed with precious stone and marble, Buland Darwaza claims to be the largest gateway in the world. Its semi-octagonal shape and dome like roof exhibit typical Muslim architecture. The main gateway is crowned by a row of thirteen domed small kiosks representing a true grandeur of the Mughals. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of Public Audience) Diwan-E-Am is a spacious quadrangular ...
... that it's all a myth ... well, who knows ...
Lots of photos later, it was back to the hotel for breakfast then to the Agra Fort. Known as the Red Fort of Agra (its red sandstone gives it its name), this is another UNESCO world heritage site. Shah Jahan, was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in the Agra Fort, from which he had a view of the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan is said to have died in the Musamman Burj, a tower with a ...
... the evening, I finally got one of those Indian Head Massages I heard so much about, but the place wasn't that nice and the price was way more expensive then what I usually pay for spa treatments in Asia. However, I decide that this would probably be the only opportunity to get one because back in Delhi we had so many things left to see. So even though the ambience wasn't that great I still went for it. Basically they pour warm oil on your forehead for about ...
The first task was to get our bags to our point of departure, a short tuk-tuk ride away. Whist putting our bags in the cloakroom we met the lovely Sam, Laura and Heather who seemed to have the same idea, so we let them know that we had booked a lovely tuk-tuk driver, called Mr Raj, to give us a tour of the city and asked if they would like to join us. The deed was done and we had new friends for a day.
After a long and gruelling journey ...
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