Swarajya Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Agra
... 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 ...
... 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. ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
Other places to stay in Agra
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- Beautiful hotel
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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
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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