Swarajya Palace Hotel

2/363A, Mall Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 282001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Agra

Burning bodies, the Dalai Lama and the Taj Mahal

A travel blog entry by campbell-louw

28

... is most well-known for religious action, bathing and cremation ceremonies
happening around its 85 Ghats, the steps leading to the banks of River Ganges. Bathing at various Ganga Ghats in Varanasi is considered sacred in Hindu religion. Hindus believe that cremation is a rite of passage and many of the Ghats are cremation Ghats. Walking next to the Ganges River looking at bodies being placed on stacks of firewood and cremations being performed while a "Puja" (prayer) is ...

Delhi to Agra

A travel blog entry by kaybee

20

... light constantly changed. In the last stages of sunlight more and more people appeared including some souvenir sellers (see pics for one of the funniest ones).
It was the perfect way to end my first day in India. We went back to my hotel. On the way we of course had to pass by a marble arts craft shop, but they realized that I wasn't interested at all. I walked back the last meters to my hotel, had a nice chicken tikka and kingfisher beer before I went happily and exhausted to bed. ...

I picked up the Taj Mahal!!

A travel blog entry by diberry

20

... are inscribed on it. The Tāj Mahal was built on a marble platform and directly under the highest dome lies the tomb of Mumtāz Mahal. Shah Jahān's tomb was erected next to hers. The interiors are decorated with fine inlay work, incorporating semi-precious stones.

There were a lot of people there, mainly Indians. We had our photos taken in front of the Taj ...

Exploring the Taj Mahal at Sundown

A travel blog entry by jeffwright

16

Taj Mahal means "crown of palaces." But it's not technically a palace; it's a mausoleum housing a very special tomb.

A white marble masterpiece, the Taj is widely regarded as the most impressive work of Mogul architecture in the world, combining Indian, Islamic, Persian, and Ottoman architectural styles.

The idea for it was born in 1631, during the height of the Mogul Empire's prosperity, when Emporer Shan Jahan's third wife ...

The worst journey ever....

A travel blog entry by deepakandnigel

8

... colder and colder. No information, not even announcing you were arriving at a station was given out as the length of time stretched and stretched until it broke my spirit. We arrived at our countryside station some 13 hours late at 6.30am today, instead of 5.30pm yesterday. Cold, hungry, tired and ****** off, we discovered there were no taxis, just a tuk-tuk for the fifty minute journey. So on a cold, foggy Indian morning we had to sit ...

Location

This hotel, located on 2/363A, Mall Road, Agra, is near Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Panch Mahal - Agra, and Birbal Bhavan.
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