as many other visitors to the city of agra, i was in it to visit and be a part of the taj mahal experience. i did just that and the hotel, tho not exactly close to the taj, it wasn't too far in that a stroll couldn't get me there on time. the walk i took in the town exposed me a bit more to what the city is all about. businesses, culture and even brought me a bit closer to experiencing the local vibe. something i absolutely appreciated.