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Travel Blogs from Agra
... and not so impressive. It used to be another mausoleum for a poet called Afzal Kahn who served Shah Jahan as a prime minister.
While driving again, KK was explaining us pretty much everything that was on the streets - knife makers, tree sellers, barbers and different insights. We were heading to the place that shocked us the most, the riverside.
From the other side of the bridge we saw what it looked like a really nice show, some local people washing ...
Before departing Varanasi we had grabbed some cookies and croissants from the BBB for our journey onward. Not the best we've ever had but we were happy we had at least something. Instead of arriving at 610am we didn't arrive until around 430pm and all we wanted to do was get to our accommodation, which was a lovely little homestay about 10 minutes ride from the station. Once again it's cold and cloudy, and we didn't know "cool" season in India literally meant cold weather.. at least in ...
... We got out of the car and no one bothered us. The men all assumed that Deep was my guide so there was no use trying to sell to me. That certainly didn't stop those trying to sell trinkets though. They would tell Deep in Hindi to "let her look" or "bring her to my shop."
We kept walking to the ticket office. Prices at tourist spots had different prices for foreigners (or VIP tickets if someone chose to pay the higher price) ...
... with intricate carvings and pillars all around, the Minar attracted large crowds. This is also the first experience we really had with schools kids and Indians asking to take photos with us. I was swarmed by school boys twice asking to take photos with me, along with many others. It was easy to tell people flock from all parts of India to see this place. Hunger overcame us and we ventured to Old Delhi to eat at Karims, a world famous Indian restaurant. ...
... the adrenaline kicked in right away. I wasn't feeling my best, but the excitement of seeing one of the most impressive world wonders helped me get my butt in gear. The second our feet stopped off the hotel's grounds, people were already trying to sell us magnets, knickknacks, rickshaw rides, and the like. One guy said something about us going the wrong way for the Taj Mahal. Puhleeeease.... I see the gate right there, buddy. We only had to walk a short distance, maybe two ...
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