Category Archives: Uttar Pradesh

Agra – Taj Mahal and More

We did a trip to Agra in the month of December. We covered the usual places. All these places are must visit when you are in Agra.

1. Taj Mahal – Just stand in normal queue and get your tickets even if the queue is long. There are touts who say it will take 2-3 hours but that is not true.

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2. I’timad-ud-Daulah – A must visit. Hardly any people around. You can relax here a bit and enjoy the beauty of the Architecture.

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3. Agra Fort – Must visit too.

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4. Jama Masjid

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5. Akbar’s Tomb – A bit outside the city. Need to change 2 share rickshaws.

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6. Fatehpur Sikri Palace – Take a bus. Take the audio guide here. Its worth it. It takes at least 2 hours to cover the entire palace.

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Food: 

We took autorickshaw to cover these places. Autos are quite expensive in Agra and you need to bargain beforehand. It is better to take different autos to cover from one point to another.

Had lunch at Rambabu Parathewala. Amazingly yummy paranthas I have ever had. If you miss in Agra, then you have another chance in Vrindavan as they have a branch there.

Photos of Rambabu Paratha & Restaurant, Nath Mandir Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India 1/2 by Prahlad Raj
Photos of Rambabu Paratha & Restaurant, Nath Mandir Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India 2/2 by Prahlad Raj

On the rest of the days we had food at the place where we stayed. (Hotel Siddharth) near Taj Mahal gate.

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Land of Lord Krishna – Mathura & Vrindavan

We did Agra – Mathura – Vrindavan – Bharatpur in the month of December 2016. The entire trip was done in public transport. This blog will cover Mathura & Vrindavan.

Vrindavan

We reached Mathura by train and we had our room booking in Vrindavan. We took a share rickshaw from Mathura. Eventhough the distance is only 12 kms. It takes more than 40 minutes to reach since the roads are narrow and there is lot of traffic.

Expected a serene atmosphere and blissful experience since it is a holy land but it was completely opposite. The temples are all commercialized, dazzling in lights and more touristic.

Firstly, we wanted to try the lassi here. Got a glass full for Rs. 40. It was good.

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We had this yummy Parantha at Rambabu Parathewala in Agra. We found out that they have a branch in Vrindavan as well. So without thinking twice we headed to this place. This is just ahead of Vaishno Devi Temple in the same road.

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Mathura – A visit to Krishna Janmabhoomi

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Vrindavan and Mathura can be covered in two days maximum. There is nothing much to explore except the street life and food. Use public transport mainly rickshaws to cover the places.

Visit Banke Bihari Temple, Kesi Ghat & Nidhuban in Vrindavan.

 

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