Most budget travellers end up in Taj Ganj, the jumble of narrow lanes immediately south of the Taj. With their unrivalled rooftop views and laidback cafés, the little guesthouses here can be great places to stay, although checkout time is usually 10am. There are more modern and upmarket lodgings along Fatehabad Rd, southwest of Taj Ganj, while the leafier Cantonment area and the adjacent Sadar Bazaar have places to suit every budget.

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