Hotel Host, Agra

By Claire vd Heever Jun 17, 2011

Thalis beside the Taj

Only five minutes’ walk from the Taj Mahal, this guesthouse gave us a few extra minutes in bed before joining the 5am queue to catch sunset behind one of the world’s best known sites. Our room was a non-descript cheapie, but when we arrived close to midnight, the staff were only too happy to cook us a delicious thali. ‘Special lassis’ – which might make for a more unusual experience of the Taj – are also on the menu.

Cost: Double rooms with fan and en suite can be bargained down to 300 rupees, smarter air-con rooms to around 600.

Finding it: On the road leading to the Taj Mahal’s West Gate. (See map below.)

Contact: +91 (0) 562 2331010

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