Swarajya Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Agra
... 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
... unbelievable site when you lock eyes on it that it feels like your part of a postcard its that perfect. We strolled around the gardens through the other buildings which make up the complex but with always one eye glancing at the Taj. The morning heat was starting to build so we decided to move on, and after picture on the 'princess Diana bench' and posing for a few more family snaps with the fans we were off to Agra Fort.
A five minute drive had us at ...
... gardens behind the Taj at sunset in order to see it from a different perspective and not have to pay the 750 rupees entrance fee twice. So instead we paid 150 (including the walking fee haha) to see the Taj from behind including the impressive foundation that it is built on. The foundation alone took seven of the 22 years to build. The foundation supports the main tomb that his wife was buried in and the mosque to its right that was duplicated on the left to maintain ...
... out for the afternoon to a place similar to the Khoisan Road in Bangkok heaps of cafés, backpackers and bars and settled into a rooftop bar with cold beers. Had my first experience on the Indian metro quite crazy you have to go through X-ray machines, have your bags scanned just to get on the train (I even watched a lady projectile bright green curry vomit everywhere!) Monday evening I had a tour group orientation where I met the group I would travelling with ...
... away from the main fort and temples. Driving to Jhansi, we left the more relaxed country roads behind, if you can call roads where vehicles come at you on the wrong side of the road, relaxed. After a brief madness of Jhansi traffic, we were at the railway station which is at one if the busiest railway junctions. Met by a rep with rather limited English, we followed a porter who carried our two 15kg bags together on his head and were ushered ...
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