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... colours which make for unbelievable pictures. The only downside is its weight : 1.3kg and from up close, you definitely don't go unnoticed (but again my tripod basically gives me away every time anyway ;-)). I've enjoyed my time in Jaipur ! Even if you only have one day, it's worth coming to explore the land of the ancient Maharajah's and discover this pink gem of Rajasthan ! It will not leave you indifferent and you'll actually find it hard to leave such ...
... Agra’s tourist heartblood, the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort, and so the government moved all industry out of town. This has helped preserve the amazing structures, but also led to a very high unemployment rate in Agra. Everywhere in India at famous sites you expect to be asked to buy trinkets and handicrafts and picture albums, but Agra seems more aggressive than the average place. I guess if you have the Taj Mahal to sell and not much else you are going to ...
... distance. This is where we spent the remainder of the day observing the tourists and noting how smart we had been to avoid the crowds by arriving early.
As the day came to an end, we decided to go for a little explore around the side of the walled complex before catching our evening train back to Delhi. We were in search of the river that flows round the back of the Taj. Our thinking was that by heading towards the river from the East, we would get a ...
... Indramani in the late 1600's.
We also briefly explored Raj Mahal, which was built during the 17th century by Madhukar Shah. We were able to go into the Queen's bedroom and saw beautifully preserved paintings and frescos. It really gave us a sense of how extravagant and beautiful the palaces would have been hundreds of years ago.
We had a quick vegetarian buffet lunch at Orchha Resort, so that Raju ...
... building, huge, beautiful, the carving and marble work is amazing (I heard a guide say that one piece of carving, about 1.6m x 1m, would have taken 3 men 1.5years to make). It was very busy though. Even so early in the morning we had to queue to get photos in front of it (funnily enough we got some good ones on our way out when the morning rush was dying down a little bit). We stayed at the Taj until about 8:30am, when we headed back to the hotel to ...
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