Travel Blogs from Agra
... done spicy [of course] with butter nann, washing it all down with a gin and tonic. It was a good meal. Anuj seemed a little distracted. He had a local whiskey . Anuj said we could drink at the camping site but not during the sailing period, the latter against Hindu custom; must inquire further. Odd that the rest of them took a pass on dinner; the grind of the trip is winning out.
Back to the room and too tired to even check re wifi, bagging out before 2200.
... we first laid eyes upon it, we were simply awestruck.
TM stands majestically, blazingly white against the blue sky, and we were transfixed. It is perfection, a monument to the undying love of a man, Shah Jahan, for his wife of 18 years, Mumtaz. He wanted to immortalize that love for all history. Man, did he succeed!
What you may not know is that the Taj Mahal is a mauoleum, ...
... minibus, boat and tricycle taxi to the reserve and back. We were on the river 2 days, but unfortunately never saw a tiger. This is the reserve with the highest population of Bengal tigers in the world and about 50 residents of Sundarban still gets eaten by tigers every year, but the
mangrove vegetation is very dense and you are basically sitting on the boat hoping to spot a tiger going for a swim. We did see deer, many different birds and lizards, our guides were ...
So I left the hotel without seeing Ashish and his colleague , they were on afternoons, I was disappointed because they really looked after me. I took a cycle rickshaw to the train station at the top of the street, 10 minute walk with suitcase on those roads - not happening. I had been advised by a lady I met via Trip Advisor to get a porter because they take you right to your seat and it's not easy to find seats on trains at a station that has half a million passengers a day ! I ...
... in the jeep quietly listening and waiting for our moment. It became really exciting as soon as our guide saw one far in the distance but not out in the open enough for Rob and I to get a glimpse. But he was there in the bush so close we could almost see him. Then another vehicle waved us over; they were more lucky as they had a couple minutes watching a huge male tiger on the beach. So again we sat alert and waited for the real possibility of seeing a wild ...
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