Hotel Daawat Palace
Travel Blogs from Agra
... lowest class.
Having arrived in my Hotel in Agra, Ray of Maya, I took a shower (finally) and relaxed on the bed for a while staring at the ceiling and twirling my though (instantly reminded me of Heiko ;-) ). I then had my first indian dish, Chicken Masala, before I relaxed a bit more in my room as it was already pretty hot outside.
My plan was to hire a tuk-tuk driver for the second half of the day and visit all the other sides except Taj Mahal. The tuk-tuk costed ...
... each couple or individual giving a set amount, as had been suggested
We had lunch in Delhi and then we
were supposed to be going to visit the Qtub Minar Mosque but, when Prem asked
for a show of hands, not a single person wanted to go (and I’m pretty sure Prem
didn’t either!!). So we all came back to the hotel and had dinner followed by a
lazy evening (it was about 5 o’clock by the time we got here).
... gate. There are several different entrances in. We were then pestered to get a camel ride or tuk tuk but we just walked once we arrived we had to be security checked. You aren't allowed to take any lipstick or liquids in. Then we wandered through the grounds to a massive arch which we could then see the Taj Mahal. It's one of the most impressive things I've ever seen it's literally huge!! It looks so grand and beautiful and obviously at this point it started ******* down even more. ...
... in the rickshaw in Old Delhi was unforgettable. The seven of us dodged horses and motorbikes, weaved through alleys of beggars and butchers. When we finally arrived, I needed a King Fisher (India's premium beer), which was not an option at Karims since it is Muslim. The food though, was fantastic. Manav ordered, thankfully, and we had everything. I ate 1-2 bites of each dish to make sure I didn't overdue it. Trying to avoid Dehli belly at all ...
... ca. 45 Km fahren. Durch viel Staub, Abgase und hektischer Verkehr. Auf einer belebten Strasse habe ich dann meinen ersten freilebenden Elefanten gesehen. Ein mächtiges Tier das wohl zum Arbeitseinsatz eingeteilt war.
In Agra angekommen, sehe ich vom Dach des Hotels in der Nähe ein grosses Monument und beschliesse dies am nächsten Tag an zu sehen. Der Eintritt ist mit 750 Rupien (~11CHF) 38 Mal ...