Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri are some of the monumental and historic sites in Agra. Advertising - To review the Tripadvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html. Reply. Thanks. With every visit, we noticed something new & enjoyed a different experience. For a special night out, we were recommended the restaurant ‘Pinch of Spice’. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Fodor's may use your email address to send you relevant information on site updates, account changes, and offers. I hadn’t seen the Taj Mahal & wasn’t sure. The more we gaped at it, the more unreal it looked. Granted the Taj was merely stunning. We finally got what we liked, at Subhash Emporium (which had been recommended by our guide book). ), a semi-precious stone used in the inlay work, which was apparently Mumtaz Mahal’s favourite stone. After buying tickets, you can walk till the East gate. Suggest itenerary, Looking for hotel to stay with wife in muslim & safe area. At first, it was nice….okay, very nice. On our first visit, we went at 9 am & it was crowded! more. Thanks ! But, if you are looking for a great ambience, it’s nothing special…. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. Sandy & Deepak ji, thanks for helping me plan my trip :). We ate most of our meals at the home-stay, which was great, comforting, home-cooked food. It is difficult & tiring to even imagine the painstaking time spent on each & every piece of marble that went into the monument. It’s given us a fun album to browse through now…something to remember the day by & laugh at the silliness of it all! Report inappropriate content . It looked beautiful, the humungous bee-hives notwithstanding. Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion. Agra visit 05 April 2020; On spot cab booking. He gave us many insights into the monument, its history & construction. We managed to enjoy the other monuments at Agra as well, but, we need to go back to do them more justice. I apologise in advance if my trip report makes me sound all moony about the Taj, but that’s what it did to me! By the end of our stay at Agra, I was awestruck by the Taj! I mistook the turquoise Persian roof tiles in Jodha Bai’s palace to be shoddy restoration work using blue asbestos sheets…LOL! After a yummy, hot meal, we hit the sack as we planned to visit the Taj Mahal early next morning. It was scheduled to be a super-fast train, reaching Agra by 7:20 pm, but, it was excruciatingly slow & reached Agra more than an hour later. Nonetheless, we decided to take a chance. REPORT ASEAN STUDENTS’ VISIT TO INDIA 31 August – 9 September 2014 Bengaluru / Ahmedabad / Agra / Delhi 31st August The four batches of 89 students from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia and Malaysia landed in Bengaluru on 31st August . The marble looked far from white, yet, it was beautiful. We pictured the Yamuna at full ebb & could only wishfully sigh at how much more beautiful this might have been then. TheDelhiGirl - Travel Planner. Fabulous trip report, makes me want to return to (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? Thus the country is full of places which are rich in tradition, are important historically, economically, politically, or sociologically. When you shine a light over the stone, it glows as if on fire….brilliant! I was really impressed by the ornate gateway to the tomb. The sun rays even caught a gemstone on the main dome that glinted brightly & could be seen all the way across the river. Built in red sandstone, with very little white marble, it was set in a peaceful garden. On which day of the week Taj is closed for public ? I’d say I wasn’t disappointed. Unfortunately, the water body along the central axis was under maintenance so we could not see the reflection. we were drawn to it repeatedly. And, the lattices in sandstone were intricate, competing with the marble lattices at the Taj & Itmad-ud-Daula. Answer 1 of 14: Hi I am planning to visit Agra for a weekend. cheating at u. p. government shop at taj mahal, agara. Make sure that you carry water with you…once you get in through the gate, you can’t go back outside to buy it. I made a mental note to complain about it in the visitors’ book at the entrance….thankfully that was averted by Sunil telling us what it actually was! We bought Petha (a sweet) & Dalmoth (a savoury snack) to carry back home. We walked around the main podium & also went to the two buildings on either side of the Taj. In case you're wondering what else to do in and around the city, take a look at these Top Places to Visit in Agra and Around. I have been to India, also Taj, I can't forget that time. 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