Ajay International Hotel
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... takes no prisoners. But if you're ready for it, this may just turn out to be your favourite stop of all."
From Varanasi I went to Kolkata in West Bengal by train planning to visit the Sunderban tiger reserve. Kolkata was different from other indian cities, the yellow pre-paid cabs waiting outside instead of the usual tuc tucs. The markets selling much more western goods, such as sun
glasses, t-shirts and jeans! I found a couple of pairs of boxer shorts, I have ...
... dark scaffoldings to camouflage the Taj Mahal from bomber pilots. Today the biggest threat to the Taj is pollution, which turns its brilliant marble from white to yellow. To address this, the Indian government created the Taj Trapezium Zone, a 4,000-square mile zone around the Taj Mahal where emissions are strictly regulated.
The next day we left for Jaipur, and made a stop to see Fatehpur Sikri (click the links to read those posts).
We've all seen it pictured so many times, I was sure it would be a disappointment. It was not. All of the designs are inlaid stones, not paint. That's the main reason it took 22 years to build, with thousands of workers. The workers took prayer breaks 5 times per day, which slowed the construction. So Shah Jehan had ...
... and are very excited as we pull into a restaurant for breakfast. Much to our surprise we are served omelets and toast and actually are able to ask for black coffee. While the tea is delicious it is very very sweet. Salt and sugar are two favorite condiments in India without a doubt.
Piling back into the bus we make our way to the Taj Mahal. We park and walk through the streets of Agra where carts are pulled by camels as well as ...
... Indian version of fried noodles with local spices. Not bad at all, especially when it was cooked with no added salt at my request. After successfully arranged for my 650 Rs bus ticket to Jaipur departing afternoon the next day, the ticket agent informed me that something trouble was brewing at the local police station. Apparently a pakistani muslim man was arrested in Taj Mahal today.
On every Friday, Taj Mahal is closed to public except for muslims. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAjay International Hotel Agra
A very basic room in a basic hotel. Don't expect luxury! However, it's reasonably clean and conveniently located to sightseeing spots, so getting to them won't cost a lot of time and money. Staff is friendly. Bathroom is Western toilet with shower/faucet combo in same space, meaning no tub or stall, so you are showering in front of the toilet! It's not as bad as it sounds, honestly. Better than camping. Overall, would recommend as I don't see why not!
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