Travel Blogs from Agra
... I also asked our tour guide about a story I had heard that the hands of the artists who built the Taj Mahal had their hands cut off but he said this was a rumor and not true. Although, it might have been a metaphor since the artists were told they could not build ever again but were paid a hefty sum for this. So in a way the king metaphorically cut their hands though he paid them well for it. I am not sure what is true but I like the metaphoric explanation ...
... I know I do take a lot of photo's! :) ) because the people want money. Even when I took the Tika powder photo it was a big discussion (persons photographed closely or portrait of the person I always ask personally). I
Actually had to tell him to pay me, I will post the photo on the internet and make people anxious to buy tika powder in Pushkar, not that you will do something with it at home but that's were souvenirs are made for hihihi, so finally he maybe sells more.
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 ...
... has a swimming pool, this may be such a small thing but we were all so exited to have a dip and cool down. The weather is too hot to walk around in but is lovely when your laying in a cold pool. We all had a few drinks in the pool and just relaxed all day. It was a well deserved day-off from all the walking around we have been doing. Onto jaipur tomorrow, can't ...
... But I still got no clue about the rules and my impression of the game itself being fairly boring didn't change either. One thing is for sure, I had a hell load of fun and the kids made my day, showing me again that such moments are the reason for such long trips, not the ticking off of all the most famous sights :-).
From the distance an older guy in maybe his late twenties observed our more or less interesting game. Having had enough of cricket I walked over ...
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