Jaipur, Agra, udaipur... what to do!

#1 Jul 27th, 2005, 03:06
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Since i'm staying in India for 3 weeks, I want to travel north...
The so called golden triangle seams a important tour to make, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur... Does anyone traveled there?
Do you think is better to go by my one or to take an arranged tour from Dheli?
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Welcome

A lot of people on this site will have travelled through those areas, they're all quite popular with tourists and you shouldn't have too much trouble if you wanted to do it on your own (you could travel Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Delhi on trains very easily and even cheaply, depending on the class you choose).

If you're nervous about travelling alone or would just like some company, Intrepid travel runs "golden triangle" trips (links below) from Delhi to Agra, Jaipur and a few smaller places in between. Tons of other companies run similar trips but I've travelled with Intrepid and can recommend them (they're not too expensive, either)

(budget version) http://intrepidtravel.com/trip.php?r...india&code=HAG
(fancy version) http://intrepidtravel.com/trip.php?r...india&code=HAF
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Smile staying in Agra and Jaipur!

Hey,
I want to know a nice place to stay in Agra and Jaipur, Budjet (Rps 1000)!
Does any one Knows a nice place...
Also want to know the best way to get there! Train or Bus?
Thanks
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Check out India Mike's hotel listings...

http://www.indiamike.com/india/listings.php

For Agra, we stayed at the Hotel Sheela. Small rooms, but very inexpensive and the gardens are a fantastic place to unwind. It's a great location too if you're planning to go to the Taj. It's about 100m from one of the entrance gates.
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I stayed at Arya Niwas in Jaipur. It was one of my favorite hotels during my 7-week trip.
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I'll second the Sheela but not its not AC. Bus is a challenging way to travel distance in India although my first trip to the Taj was with my inlaws on such. There is a lot more than the Taj to see. I recommend the convenient train. Note that the area has a rep for industrial grunge culture and you might encounter this on the train. I did once. A few blistering sharp words in a half dozen Indian languages and the problems were sorted out. I always say travel with a marine drill instructor or my wife..
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Agra - Oberoi Amarvilas

Providing you are not too limited from a budget perspective - the Oberoi Amarvilas is spectacular - 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and a beautiful place for a night.

You can see the two big sights in Agra (Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in one day) and spend the rest of the evening and the next day enjoying the spa/pool...and ambiance of this hotel.
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We stayed at the Jaypee Palace, which is a very clean, modern hotel with great restaurants - maybe a little clinical but hard to fault.

In one day you can also comfortably fit in (besides the Taj and the Fort) the Itmad-ud-Dullah tomb, which I highly recommend. It is exquisite and the pietra-dura stonework which covers it inspired the builders of the Taj. Interestingly, it was designed entirely by a woman.

It's best to visit in the morning, as the the one bridge which crosses the Yamuna becomes very busy and crouded later in the day. So see the tomb first thing, then go back across the river to see the fort and the Taj.
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hey susana,

agra has got too many options for stay, starting fro rs. 300 per night
some of the options i am giving , may be it can help you

Agra guest house Rs. 300 per night
Hotel Ganga Ratan Budget Rs. 650 per night
Hotel channakya 2 * Rs. 900
Hotel Amar rs. 3 * Rs.1200 per night
Hotel Howard Park plaza 3* dlx Rs. 1600 per night
Howard Park 5 star USD 85 per night
Mughal sheraton 5 star Dlx USD 100 per night

Agra need one full day sightseeing & as far as jaipur is concern it is worth for 2 days at least , lots of colours & culture

sanju
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Smile Agra tour from Delhi!

Hi,
I'm in Dheli now and i'm thinking of going to Agra for a day trip.
Here the offers are bus trip or i can take a train by myself and then take a planed tour in Agra till the end of the day when i should take the train back...
I'm probably more interested in the bus trip... what do you think?
Any of you did this trip there? Is there a travel agence more adequated to do thisie.
Thank you!
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Susana, i am planning to a same day trip to agra some day this week , i thought of going by tain but bus could be a gud option , what have u inquired till now , let me know your tentative plans , we can share the things & can it cud be a better idea,

what do u say
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I did the trip by train was fine!
But I always would prefer taking a train than a bus because to me it seems to be the safer option. ;-)
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hi all,
i plan to do this trip in december and came across this link.

http://delhitourism.nic.in/ptours.htm

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Originally Posted by mutu I did the trip by train was fine!
But I always would prefer taking a train than a bus because to me it seems to be the safer option. ;-)
i would also prefer the train,but how did you move around in agra?

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