The house belongs to Col Manhar Sharma & Dr Rita Sharma (clinical Psychologist).
A Beautiful house with a garden and big spacious rooms with A/C.
Centrally located. The Agra Cantt Railway Station, Airport, Taj Mahal and Fort within 10- 15 mins distance.
We have spacious well lit and well furnished rooms equipped with all modern luxurious facilities. All rooms have attached bathrooms with 24 hours running Hot/cold water. Tv and internet with free Wi fi service. Authentic Indian Cuisine available on request..
We can assure you of a comfortable stay trying our best to make it a memorable experience. Do come and stay with us, give us a chance to be your hosts.
Our guests have an access to the open spaces ie the garden, lawn, backyard, the terrace, our drawing room, lobby, kitchen, dining area practically there are no restrictions on our guests movement at our Homestay.
We love to have an interesting interaction with our guests. We are all the time available and make sure that we are present at our listing during our guests stay to ensure that the guest is comfortable and feels welcome. We are always around to help our guests with advice/suggestions/solutions like arranging for cabs or tuk tuks, food and shopping etc. This goes a long way in making their stay with us a memorable experience.
What we love most about our neighborhood is the fact that is very safe and secure. No traffic no pollution absolutely quiet and peaceful. Very green with some huge trees that attract a large variety of birds.
Our Homestay is quite close to the train station, bus station and the airport as well. Cabs and tuk tuks are available from these spots to our place. We also arrange a free pick up for the guests so the guest has no problem getting to our listing.
Yes we provide free parking/safe within our premises.
It gives us immense pleasure in announcing that
15th Oct. 2014 onwards we, at Col Sharma's Homestay, are starting 'Mahanirvana' Yoga and Meditation Retreat for inner peace & eternal happiness.
As an inaugural offer the yoga course comes FREE alongwith the booking for the room. Breakfast is complementary, Lunch & Dinner (vegetarian ) at a very nominal cost.
At the Retreat we will go deep within, Question the mind and experience an astounding halcyon and inner tranquility resulting in a silent spiritual transformation. As the practice of yoga and meditation consciously diverts our energy and engagement from the outer distractions and marks the beginning of a new life of intense inward journey.
It is employed in the revitalization and rejuvenation of the physical, mental and spiritual Self. We, at the Retreat, intend to take you beyond the usually ruffled mind, so as to experience an extraordinary sense of repose which you will carry home and into your daily life.
The course is typically held as a residential retreat ( 7 days course & 15 days advance course ) in a place of natural beauty and tranquility, ideal for the reawakening of the Body, Mind & Spirit.
Experience for the first time the amalgamation of the Eastern philosophy and the Western psychology, to set new records of infinite serenity and understanding.
The programme includes, Yoga philosophy & asana practice, meditation & mantra chanting, counseling, lectures by experts on behavior & attitude modification.
Over and above this you get to visit the world heritage sights like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fateh pur Sikri to name a few. Indian cookery classes, performance by Indian classical musicians and much more.
The program is a customized one to suit individual needs.
So what are you waiting for ........... grab the golden opportunity and be among the first ten lucky ones to enroll for free.
Welcoming hosts after a long day's journey. We only stayed overnight before getting up early to see the Taj Mahal. Interesting conversation, spotless room, informative, extremely helpful and focused on making their guests feel at home. A worthwhile part of our trip. The location is a bit out of town but our driver whom we had been with since Delhi (recommended and organised by Rita) was happy to drive us into town.
One of the best airbnb-experience we had! Very nice hosts, we felt like home and we will come back for sure. The house and the rooms are very comfortable, clean, spacious. We hope to have them both as guests here in Dresden very soon. Thanks both, you made our stay in Agra an unique experience!
We had the most wonderful time with Rita & Colonel Sharma. They were attentive and generous hosts. Their house is lovely, and the room was very comfortable. It was an easy drive from the train station and all the major points of interest. They even helped to arrange our transport. They really went above and beyond in making us feel at home. We look forward to visiting them again someday!
All of the reviews are true: Rita and Colonel Sharma are delightful people and generous hosts. Their home is spotless, welcoming, and comfortable, the beds excellent, the food plentiful and delicious, the shower is hot and powerful, and they provide many small touches that made us feel welcome and cared for. Rita even got up early to give us a personal tour of the Taj Mahal at daybreak! My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. I recommend them to anyone who enjoys making a personal connection with their hosts.
Rita and the Colonel are charming, lovely people with big hearts and a lot of knowledge on Agra. They have a large comfortable home with some outdoor space, and the guest rooms are well sized with big bathrooms. We were fed with amazing home cooked food until we burst! They are located within a military area and use a regular auto-rickshaw driver to travel between home and the sites in town. Colonel Sharma's home stay is a genuine experience of life in an Indian home, where the home is very much the centre of life; some more independent travellers not used to this lifestyle may find this a little overbearing. In all, a great experience, thanks to Rita and the Colonel!
If you ever pass by Agra - there is only one real advice:
Book Rita's & the Colonel's Homestay!
You will experience sincere hospitality, enjoy excellent Indian cuisine, culture and authenticity
and leave Agra with a big smile on your face and two, if not three, new friends in your heart - at least this is what happened to Moritz and me!
Agra can feel a tourist hell hole, but the Sharmas made our stay really warm and special and looked after us like their own children. This isn't a stay for those not interested in interacting with your hosts and, trust me, your time will be so much richer for it. The Sharmas have very interesting stories to share and do their best to help you make the most of your stay in Agra (for us hailing the right tuk tuk and even taking down the number of our driver for the next day). Also, don't miss the meals!!! I'm of Indian origin and pretty fussy about the Indian food I eat. Mrs. Sharma's cooking is amazing! The meals are not just a good value, but are really delicious and lovingly home-cooked; just what you need after too many restaurants. Thank you!
It is hard to describe how privileged I felt to be a guest of colonel Sharma and Rita. Even if it was only for 1 day. They made me feel at home as soon as I arrived and it was hard to leave the next day. Visiting the Taj Mahal was amazing, but to experience the real beauty of India stay with the colonel and Rita.
Rita and the Colonel were absolutely fantastic!! Right from the start we felt at home. The food was amazing and the hospitality was mind blowing. If you're looking for a great place to stay when in Agra, you have found it! Rita and the colonel are the best! Say hi for us and maybe you can bring some school materials (e.g. pens, books, etc) to help Rita with the school she's trying to set up for young kids in Agra.
Colonel Sharma and Rita did everything possible to make us feel welcome. Colonel Sharma picked us up at the train station late at night and helped us organizing our trips during the next days. He got us a driver and helped us plan our itinerary making sure we saw the most beautiful sights at the right time of day. Rita spoiled us with her cooking (we loved her Indian breakfast). Our long conversations in the evenings helped us to understand India a little better and were most enjoyable. Thank you so much.
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