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Agra Cantt

Mayankesh Ranjan
We reached Agra cannt. on time . There are many ways to reach Tajmahal from station like private taxi, local auto, battery operated rickshaw. This is where we felt little uncomfortable where all drivers for all mode of further transport poured upon us even after neglecting and rejecting them politely. Although I will advise foreign visitors to book pvt cab from booths as they are economic and comfortable. Since we know how these things work in India, we took auto rickshaw for 70 INR. Tajmahal is approx. 10 kms from Agra cantt station. We were dropped on west gate where there is facility of cloak room. I was carrying a shoulder bag alongwith my camera bag. After asking around I got to know no bags are allowed inside (ladies purse and hand bags are allowed). No eateries, power banks, charger, earphones or any electronic equipment except cameras, small tripod, transparent water bottle. Another thing to keep in mind is to keep an ID ready while collecting tickets (Not PAN card) and on entry gates to tajmahal. Tickets for Indians was of 40 INR while foreigners 1000 INR & Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries 530 INR.We deposited our bags in cloak room for Rs. 20 and bought Rs. 10 shoe cover i.e required to wear over shoes while entering main mosque (Shoe cover is available for free inside). We entered beautiful Taj mahal and was really astonishing and magnificent. It is advisable to hire a registered guide while taking this trip. Since we learned a lot on internet and from our history books we didn't hire guide :D . Also only Agra fort was on out list apart from taj mahal to visit so we roamed around comfortably and with patience for 4 hours inside taj mahal. We went there on Saturday so it was very crowded.