Travel Blogs from Agra
We woke to find it had been raining overnight. Such a relief after the intense humidity of yesterday! After a relaxed buffet breakfast at the hotel, we headed to the Agra Fort. Happily, it was overcast with a bit of a breeze which made it much easier for the children to concentrate on Ashish's explanations. And it was an amazing place we hadn't seen before. Built of red sandstone, we really got a sense of how it must have been to ...
... out sideways and up the wall. Oh well the bed was comfy and the TV with satellite meant we could watch movies, again. Agra like the rest of India had its filth and animals everywhere. The hotel staff were welcoming and very helpful. I think the damp is definitely due to the weather and time of year. We wanted to hit the Taj early morning so an early night was on the cards, although I was not keen to head out at all, especially in a tuk ...
... br> tour guide grabbed Pete's camera and proceeded to behave like a
professional photographer directing us into the most cheesy cliche Taj
photo poses. There were loads of Indian tourists lining up for the
same. When it came to our turn for "the seat" shot. Someone pushed in,
(not unusual in India as the British didn't manage to implement the queue
system as well as they may have liked in their years of rule).
... for a while, you know the drill, we got an afternoon doughnut and drink in a cute cafe and then awarded ourselves with a more pricey dinner as we had budgeted so well and saved enough to do so, good old us! Tuesday 25th June A beautiful day! The weather is gorgeous and there are no clouds the sky. We headed for some lunch and both ordered chicken sandwiches... The waitress who took the order placed down our sandwiches saying 'chicken' we took a bite and it was tuna!! Yuck!! ...
... of the road because it was too dangerous to keep going. Although, our situation might have been improved slightly if the van had had fully-functioning windscreen wipers, central heating, a de-mister and fog lights. Instead we all sat huddled for about four hours in the middle of the night, waiting for frostbite to claim our fingers and toes, teeth chattering and lips turning blue. All I can say is we're lucky to be alive. It was horrible. Particularly ...
Other places to stay in Agra
Taj Ganj, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $69
- Beautiful hotel
- A Sheraton with a view of the Taj Mahal
- Good hotel though slightly disappointing...
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $71
- Only average
- So-So Experience
- Horrible excuse for a luxury hotel
54, Taj Road, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $49
- Better than Clarks Jaipur
- Quite satisfactory
- Very Servicable Hotel
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 4 star hotelfrom $67
- Comfortable hotel, elegant rooms, lovely setting, excellent food and service
- Quite nice..
- Another decent Hilton
Taj East Gate, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $327
- Definitely worth the expense
- The Only Place to Stay in Agra(vation)!
Taj Ganj, Fatehabad Road , Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- Loved the Taj i
- Perfectly adequate & good service
- A Good Deal
181/2 Fatehabad road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $43
16/2/8, Commercial Complex, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $47
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 $17
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 1 star hotelfrom $28
137, Station Road, Agra Cantt, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $19
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $58
6B The Mall Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $47
263 Station Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $10
Near TDI Mall, Opp Hotel Trident, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $26
181/1, Tourist Complex Area, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $13
V.I.P Road to Taj Mahal, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $38
Tourist Complex Area, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $21
Pratappura Crossing, M.G. Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $23
Shaid Nagar Crossing, Shamshabad Rd, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $16
1, Amarlok, Taj Link Road, Near Shilp Gram Parking, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $28
Western Gate, Agra | 1 star hotelfrom $10
Block-36, Agra | Hotelfrom $39
East Gate, Taj Ganj, Agra | Hotelfrom $4
Chowk Kagziyan,South Gate, Agra | Hotelfrom $14