Swarajya Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Agra
... 8217;t ask him to stop either, the conditions there were just shocking.
We kept on moving until we reached Mehtab Bagh which is a garden right across the river behind the Taj Mahal. We brought our flags because we weren’t sure if we were going to be allowed to take pictures inside the Taj Mahal. So we took advantage of not being inside and took our typical pictures with flags here. The garden itself was quite nice with some crowds of young Indian couples ...
... To hotel sir, and you get tickets tomorrow". *******n it - "Nites, I said we want to go here", pointing to our map. He gets that we are annoyed by this cat and mouse game and U-turns to head where we want. When we arrive we tell him to wait here and we'll be back if this is the right place...luckily it was. After purchasing our tickets we come back to Nites to take us to the homestay. He tells us that he can drive us around all day for the "good deal" of 2250 rupees and that the ...
... Again, most likely because it was thought he was my guide. So, we were lucky to skip the hour long wait to get in.
I had big expectations for the Taj but once I stood before it, it was much more impressive than what I had imagined. I saw it first from the edge of its gardens and ponds, and from here, I got the sense of how huge it was when the people walking on its concourse looked like ants.
The Taj and it's surrounding ...
... creating a design. These were lower class people but they were creating this art. Manav explained that their parents probably did the same work and this is all they know. Another factor in visiting sites in India, riding the train and going into hotels is security. This is due to the aggravated relationship between Pakistan and India and the terror attacks in 2000 and 2008. Every entrance has a metal detector and security guards. Red Fort's ...
... we were going the wrong way! There goes our chances of seeing the Taj at sunrise. My adrenaline rush came crashing down, and although I wasn't devastated, I was still pretty beside myself since the sunrise viewing seemed impossible at this point. After talking to some other tourists and their hired guides, we figured out that we had three options. One, we could trek up East Gate Road, past our hotel and hire a rickshaw to take us to the ticket counter and bring us back to the ...
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- Definitely worth the expense
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Fatehabad Road, Agra | 1 star hotelfrom $28
137, Station Road, Agra Cantt, Agra | 3 star hotelfrom $19
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263 Station Road, Agra | 2 star hotelfrom $10
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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