I know it's a little overdue but I would like to thank Deepak Sharma for organising our memorable tour around Agra in March, and of course, Manu - our wonderful tour guide!!
We travelled from Goa - Delhi using IndiGo airlines, then we stayed the night in Pearl Hotel in Connought Place. We caught the 06:00 Shatabdi Express to Agra Cantt (I would reccomend 1st Class AC, think we paid around £16 return each. Well worth it...we even got fed!!) Manu met us at Agra Cantt station, holding a sign with our names on...I'm surprised he found us, the place was bedlam!!
From here he took us to the Taj Mahal, he was very knowledgable of the area. We then payed a visit to Agra Fort. From here we had some lunch at a traditional Indian resturant (Manu let us choose where we would like to eat). We then visited Baby Taj Mahal, here we had a couple of hours to sit in the gardens to relax. We then visited the Moon Garden where we watched the sun set over the Taj.
The train was at 20:00 and we had some time to kill so we headed to Starbucks for a coffee before our journey back. When we arrived at the station we realised our train was delayed by 45mins. We did not feel safe waiting in the train station for over an hour as the children and teens who were collecting the bottles off the tracks kept coming upto us begging and laughing in our faces (we think they were high on glue or something!!) we kept hold of our possessions very tightly!!
Anyways, we finally got on the train and stayed another night in Connought Place before flying back to Goa.
The whole trip cost us around £200 each. Thomas Cook was charging around £600 each for a similar trip!!
Thanks again Deepak & Manu!! :o)