Travel Blogs from Agra
We set our clocks for 5:45 AM so we could get to the Taj Mahal by sunrise. Our taxi let us off in a parking lot where we bought tickets - $15 for foreigners, $1 for Indians. We also hooked up with a terrific guide who called himself "Lucky". (He said his Indian name was too difficult) He got us onto the electric shuttle bus that goes to the …
Our hostess, Manju, was up early organizing breakfast. We had planned to be out the door by 9 AM, but were very happy to stay and benefit from her hospitality. She was working in a very modern kitchen with two helpers. They cut up the vegetables (potatoes, onions, peppers) and got everything ready while she did the actual cooking.
We were …
Today we were up early to be on the bus by 5:45. We are going to see the sunrise on the Taj Mahal. We drive ten minutes to the east gate, get off our bus, and cram into another bus. About three minutes to the entrance gate. Here we get in two lines, men in one, women in another. I think this is because we need to go through security and women's …
What can I say about the Taj Mahal that won't sound cliched? Even on a cool misty morning, it's amazing. It's huge, much more substantial than it looks in photos. It is a piece of craftsmanship that is mind-boggling!
I expected a structure that was completely white and smooth but it is not. There is seamless marble and semi-precious stone …
JAIPUR – FEB 16
Allow me to reiterate, as I prefaced in the preceding post, that Jaipur isn't a destined home for Jim's ashes. I'm not so moved here, at least not during this trip. But it's a fascinating city and a trip to India is incomplete without a few days spent here. After all, it's one of the subcontinent's dots on the map …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Trident Agra
This hotel proves that Indian hotels in the mid price range really can be world class - it provides for a very reasonable price what one usually finds in India for top dollar only.
My husband and I stayed at the Trident Hilton, for one night last weekend.
Before arriving in Agra, we were worried about this hotel becuase after all you are in India and a Hilton might not be a Hilton in India. Never the less the hotel was good. It was clean, the room was a proper hotel room with a nice double bed. The shower was a litlle retarded because there were no blinds but that's not a big down side for the room.
I stayed at this hotel with my partner for two nights whilst on holiday touring the Indian 'Golden Triangle' in May 2006. The hotel is relatively basic by Hilton standards but offered comfortable rooms that were far from luxurious but were clean and well maintained. Im a Gold card Holder so was offered a pool view rom away from the main road which I would recommend.
Modern, Clean, Well Priced Hotel
Excellent hotel. The rooms were very nice, new and well furnished. Great ambience and staff and the courtyard area with pool and lounge area was very nice.
At $100/night for a double room it is not cheap by Indian standards but is infinitely more than you would get in the US or Europe for the same price.
Loved the Hotel
We got to Agra from Jaipur with 2 tired boys, 8,13. It was extremely hot and they loved the pool. The front desk tried to help out my younger one with toys, but he was only interested in the pool. Rooms were big and comfortable. We had adjoing rooms. Both came very well furnished overlooking a lush lawn.
Taj was quite close for us. The driver had his own place to stay in the hotel so he was acessible at all time. I would definitely recommend this hotel. The bar was also good. They had a palmist on site :-). So it was fun to get ones hand read while having a drink. The kids loved their breakfast as they could have cereal and also they could special order their omelets :-)
Great hotel, very freindly / helpful staff - recommeded
A really pleasant stay - good facilites, great price and really helpful staff.
The hotel is a little way out from the town and Taj Mahal is a car ride/taxi or rikshaw - you could not walk all that way. There are other hotels closer to the TM but you will find a rikshaw stand right outside the hotel (REALLY cheap way to travel around and FUN too). Otherwise use the htoel travel service and pay 20 t0 30 times the price. Agra is so small really that the rikshaw rides are ok really.
I would stay here again and would encourage you to consider the location, price and facilities too.
Nice place to stay
Hotel located in a quiet area not too far from Taj Mahal. Staff is friendly. Rooms are clean and food is ok: buffet including western and indian food.
We recently stayed at the Trident Hilton and found it excellent in every way. The service was impeccable and the staff were charming and friendly - I was particularly impressed at their patience with two young children who were running riot! I cannot recommend it highly enough. It may be a short distance fron Agra but taxis in India are cheap....
Over-priced and too far out!
This hotel is not as nice as the Trident Hilton in Jaipur. It has a bad location and is too pricey for such an average hotel. I would not stay there again.