Travel Blogs from Agra
... the present. At dinner we finally found something that Kendra thought was spicy, little did we know that it would make both of us extremely sick... Niten, our tour guide for the day offered to take us out for the night to see the night life in Agra, we went to club rush which like b bar was in a mall. We were the only ones there, other than the owner and his children. Also like most places, we were all very excited to have ...
... bodies in the crypts below. The entire structure is perfectly symmetrical aside from Shah's tomb which was placed to the side of his wife's in the center of the room.
We woke up early in an effort to catch sunrise (along with every other foreign and Indian tourist in Agra it would seem). We had read in our guidebook that the security guards will not allow guidebooks or cellphones into the mausoleum and ...
... Euro after bargaining (I think it was still too much, I still need to get a feeling for the Indian price structure ;-) ).
We went to the Red Fort, the baby Taj Mahal and the backside of the river to see the magnificent view of Taj Mahal during sunset.
From the Red Fort I had my first real views on Taj Mahal in the distance, similar to the views that Shah Jahan (fifth Mughal Emperor of India), must have had onto the burial site of his beloved wife during his reign ...
... the traffic trying to sell flowers etc and sitting precariously on bikes and carts with nothing to stop them falling off. They would find our car seats and safe playgrounds very strange.
As we got towards Agra we followed a funeral procession. There were huge numbers of family members carrying a highly decorated coffin along the road to the cremation site.
Agra lies ...
... ceremonial ramp framed by high walls, I stopped for a breather and happened to strike up a conversation with Helen from UK, solo travelling India for 4 months. Groups of local college students passing through, suddenly turned into paparazzi, snapping away photos on their phones like we were celebrities. We were really flattered when alot of them also wanted to take group photos with us. That was some bizarre highlight of this trip and it was just the ...
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