Travel Blogs from Agra
... booked and the chances of us travelling together for the nine hour journey seemed slim. At last, I was unceremoniously bundled on to my coach with all the luggage while Judith disappeared with the driver. Things looked black indeed.
The carriage was dark, with the curtains drawn, and most of my fellow passengers lay either asleep or awakening after the night. I sat bolt upright on the very end of what I supposed to be my bunk (the bottom of three) fitting around the ...
... undisturbed. But it was impossible. Have said up to "what the hell you're all taking my picture without my permission ???". And so followed my visit to the Taj and then the Red Fort, which is another beautiful place, huge, so well maintained and very rich in detail. Came to the conclusion that you can’t be kind and friendly here. First because men are extremely naughty, the tourist trade is overwhelming, they comes over and choke you until you can’t breathe. A big ...
... to love and grief. There is no western example we think of a building to celebrate a mere human life. We have heard much from our guide, Amar, of the history of the Kings, the foreign invaders, the dynastic battles, the Hindus and the Muslims. All have left their bloated, boastful and utterly beautiful buildings to sit, for us at least, as a testament to the skills of the artisans rather than the glory of their occupants or their beliefs.
... wear a red dot on my forehead put on by the resident monkey temple guru. Woohoo! The temple by the way features in the Famous Marigold Hotel. After arriving in Agra, we checked into our hotel and off we went to the much anticipated Taj Mahal. It was a special experience but at around 40 degrees with a couple thousand people, it was a bit of a challenge as well. The palace is all it's made out to be, but is far more ...
... size: 17px; line-height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">What we have learned
1 We can be 'wowed' by architecture
2 Despite David's arguments, monkeys can not be trusted
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