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... about 5 days. The rickshaw driver allowed Sean to pedal while he and Tara rode in the back. The steel bike loaded with 3 people moved sluggishly at first, but once we got up to speed, we really amused the other local rickshaw drivers. It all went well until the driver told Sean to steer towards the wrong side of the road and into oncoming traffic. Fearing a misinterpretation, he couldn't do it. The driver then reached forward, grabbed a handlebar, and steered us into ...
... pool running down the middle. It was a stunning sight to behold in the flesh, despite seeing countless images over the years, its marble walls looking translucent in the early morning light. Words can’t really do it justice so I’ll stop there for you to look at some of the pictures we took instead!
... who could very well be preserved (mummified) inside the sealed sarcophagus. It was 6 months between her death and being sealed in the coffin that rests here. It's thought she would have been kept in an air tight case filled with various herbs and substances which prevent flesh from decaying. These would have included Babul tree ash (acacia), Mehendi (henna), Kapoor crystals (camphor) and Sandalwood ash. This was known as the Unani method of preservation at the time. ...
... rickshaw drivers, and one man instantly offered us a fair price so we walked with him too his rickshaw. He was a funny guy and was singing 'no woman no cry' 'no chapati no rice' etc. He then informed us of a tour he could take us on the following day, and after much discussion we agreed. We would meet him at the hostel at 10am. We then ordered takeaway at the hostel as it was raining and we were starving, and then ...
... s as a mausoleum for his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal. In total, the building took 22 years to complete, and was completed entirely by human labour, which is astounding given the level of detail poured into every surface. The Mughals were known for their love of symmetry, as well, and every side of the grounds is a mirror image to the other, which is fascinating to see. Their love of symmetry was so great that they created a building identical to the mosque (which sits about 50 meters to the ...
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Taj Ganj, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $68
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- Beyond all expectations
Fatehabad Road, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $69
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54 Taj Road, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $51
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Fatehabad Road, Agra | 4 star hotelfrom $71
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Taj East Gate, Agra | 5 star hotelfrom $271
- Superb service
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Fatehabad Road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $64
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Fatehabad Road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $48
16/2/8, Commercial Complex Sanjay Place, M.G. Road, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $42
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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
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Tourist Complex Area, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $21
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Pratappura Crossing, M.G. Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $34
Shamshabad Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $13
Amar Lok 1, Taj Link Road near Shilp Gram Tan Ganj, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $22
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- Clean and friendly
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