Swarajya Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Agra
... We tell him we have already been to Agra so do not want to go anywhere except the Taj.
Tomorrow when we visit the Taj is the day of our fifteenth wedding anniversary. I could not think of a better place to celebrate this. The Taj is truly one of the wonders of the world and the Amarvilas is our favourite hotel. All other hotels we go to are judged by how close they come to the experience at the Amarvilas. It has a completely uninterrupted view of the Taj ...
... of patience. Now we were ready to enter.
The Taj Mahal was finished in 1640 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his third wife who died giving birth to his 14th son. He was so heartbroken that he decided to build a mausoleum in her honor. That’s why it’s said that the Taj Mahal is a memorial to love. The bad thing for him was that in the year 1658 he was overthrown by one of his sons and put in jail in the Agra Fort. His only wish was ...
... wasn’t the way we wanted to see India. So we spent that night planning how we could get out of the tour! In typical Irish fashion, we stressed so much that we got no sleep and finally decided to cut our losses in Delhi and move to Agra a day early. The next morning at 8.30 we were due to meet Bunty for our planned and paid for trip around the city. So, Oisin was sent to carry out the deed. Mary was used as the scapegoat. We went for the always believable Delhi Belly. ...
... animated arguments with the colourful porters wanting more money; rats skittering about on the tracks and a little mouse which ran in and out of a nearby office; people changing platforms without using the bridges and others urinating against the platforms while still on the tracks. Our rep was clearly phased by our unusual behaviour and I am sure was glad to be able to get away when we finally boarded the packed train for the 2.5 hour journey to ...
... enjoyed it and so did we. The walls were covered with murals of Jesus, animals and tiles with photos of european babies and children. A man sat in the courtyard with a sewing machine repairing clothes. A sister dressed in white and blue met us and showed us to the next building for the 90 older women and men who were mentally and physically challenged. She showed us the grounds and we headed back to the hotel.
We chilled for half ...
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