Travel Blogs from Agra
Saturday: Taj Mahal day and Agra Fort The moment we had all been waiting for.... The sunrise at the Taj Mahal!!!!! Though it was early and we were all tired and hungry it was everything we wanted to see and more... Of course we all had to have our selfies and photo shoots.. Sometimes I think we take too many photons, it's nice to see things for how they are, and yes we want to remember them, but I think it's important to ...
... and then asked for a photo! It was a really lovely experience and we met lots of lovely people but I think if I went to see the Taj Mahal again I'd give the saree a miss! The next day we went to see the 'baby Taj' (or baby tage as I like to call it), which was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, and the Agra fort. Agra fort is well worth a look, especially with a tour guide. Anyway, I'm off as I have to catch another overnight train! ...
... lowest class.
Having arrived in my Hotel in Agra, Ray of Maya, I took a shower (finally) and relaxed on the bed for a while staring at the ceiling and twirling my though (instantly reminded me of Heiko ;-) ). I then had my first indian dish, Chicken Masala, before I relaxed a bit more in my room as it was already pretty hot outside.
My plan was to hire a tuk-tuk driver for the second half of the day and visit all the other sides except Taj Mahal. The tuk-tuk costed ...
... that, when that happens, the cow is skinned and then left for other animals to eat – yum!!
We saw a lot of children playing outside their houses and, despite having nothing, they seem very happy and contented. There’s little or no "Health & Safety" as the children play in the roads too or even on the central reservation in towns. Also you see children ...
... cursed foggy skies. The presence of Taj Mahal (now even further away) is simply so intriguing, even when viewed from far. The connection of Taj Mahal to Agra Fort is another poignant tale. In 1658, its creator Emperor Shah Jahan, was overthrown and imprisoned in this Agra Fort by his son Aurangzeb. Shah Jahan then spent his final years glimpsing out to Taj Mahal from his cell window until he died in 1666.
Strolling out of Agra Fort ...
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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