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The Best Hotels In Agra

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Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal, the ultimate homage to eternal love.

Described by India’s first Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore as “a teardrop on the cheek of eternity,” the Taj Mahal is arguably one of India’s greatest historical treasures.

While the Taj Mahal is undoubtedly Agra’s main attraction and the primary reason why millions of tourists from all over the planet throng to this part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, there is so much more to Agra.

Located on the banks of the legendary and sacred Yamuna River, Agra is now a bustling old city brimming with ancient bazaars, mausoleums, forts, temples and other historical landmarks.

As the former capital of Mughal India (before the capital was moved to Delhi), Agra is steeped in Mughal lore, history and mystique. It is also one of the best places in North India to feast on sumptuous Mughalai cuisine.

Other tourist attractions in Agra include the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Itmad ud Daula (Baby Taj) Mausoleum and Agra Fort.

Such a seat of royal grandeur like Agra cannot be a stranger to high-class hospitality and luxury. You will find some of India’s best luxury hotels and resorts in this grand old city. Serving a very cosmopolitan clientele from all over the world, these 5-star hotel establishments know how to provide world-class hospitality and unmatched service.

Here’s our list of the 10 of the  best Hand- picked hotels in Agra for you so your trip to the realm of the Taj Mahal goes hassle-free.

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10 Best Hotels And Resorts In Agra

 

1. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

OBEROI AMARVILAS

There is always a jostle at Agra to get unhindered exclusive views of the Taj Mahal. You do not have to worry about that at the Oberoi Amarvilas.

Located only 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, you get excellent views of the Taj Mahal from your room window and the terraces and sundecks of the hotel.

THE OBEROI AMARVILAS consists of 102 suites and deluxe rooms. Other amenities include a large swimming pool, multiple dining options, a fitness center, a signature Taj spa, sundecks (for viewing the Taj) and 24-hour front desk.

With its perfectly manicured gardens, terraced lawns, reflecting pools and pavilions, the Oberoi Amarvilas is the quintessential Mughal-styled establishment.

The Oberoi’s highlight is a candle-lit dinner in the evening on one of its several terraces and decks with the Taj Mahal shimmering in the distance in moon and artificial light. Picture your Shahjahan self with your Mumtaz in a candlelight dinner at the Amarvilas.

2. Itc Mughal: A Leed Platinum Certified Luxury Resort & Spa

ITC MUGHAL

THE ITC MUGHAL sprawls over 93,000 square meters of sprawling Mughal-inspired gardens and lawns.

This lush green establishment is landscaped with sparkling fountains, water channels, flowers, fruit trees and shaded walkways.

Comprising 223 luxury suites and suites, the ITC boasts a wide array of 5-star luxuries. These include an exquisite spa, several restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym a bar, 10 banquet halls and meeting venues, a business center and a shopping arcade.

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3. Taj View, Agra – Ihcl Seleqtions

TAJ VIEW

THE TAJ VIEW is located 3 km from the Taj Mahal. As is obvious from the name, one of the highlights of the Taj View is the view of the Taj Mahal.

Set amidst six acres of manicured gardens, orchards and fruit trees, this 5-star hotel offers a whole range of amenities. These include 24-hour in-room dining, a swimming pool, outdoor recreational facilities, a Jiva spa, a gym and multiple options for Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines.

THE TAJ VIEW is located only 5 km from the main Railway station in Agra and 8 km from the Airport. Its design of domes, arches, latticed windows and Parchin Kari/Marble inlay work is a homage to the Indo-Saracenic architectural traditions of the Mughals.

The Taj features 92 luxury suites and rooms and has been offering world-class hospitality since the 1970s. It also offers guided tours of the Taj Mahal and other historical landmarks of the city.

4. Taj Hotel & Convention Center, Agra

TAJ HOTEL & CONVENTION

A new Agra landmark, THE TAJ HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER faces the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal and has quickly made a name for itself in the tourism and hospitality industry in Agra.

Comprising 239 plush rooms and 12 posh suites, the Taj provides royal hospitality and state-of-the-art amenities.

Its Rooftop Infinity Pool offers you magical views of the Taj Mahal. You also get views of the Wonder of the World from its signature Spa. Daawat-e-Nawab, its signature Mughalai restaurant serves legendary dishes the Mughal royalty feasted on. Palato (another on-site restaurant) offers all-day dining.

You can grab a relaxing drink at the Liquid Lounge which boasts a large collection of Single Malts. At night you can enjoy your drink and cocktails and a live DJ performance at the Infini-Sky Lounge.

The Taj Hotel & Convention Center also boasts 3,700 sq meters of space for parties, conferences and business events.

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5. Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Center

JAYPEE PALACE HOTEL

This 5-star luxury palace hotel is set amidst a vast expanse of greenery. Beautifully landscaped with water bodies and pergolas, it is a joy to behold.

Located only 1.5 km from the Taj Mahal and 12 km from the Agra Airport, the JAYPEE PALACE HOTEL is centrally situated. This sprawling luxury hotel houses a shopping mall, an Ayurveda Spa with a Turkish Bath and 2 large outdoor swimming pools.

There are seven dining options available at Jaypee (5 restaurants and 2 cafes). Paatra restaurant offers fine dining. C’est Chine offers Chinese and local delicacies. Aqua Grill offers barbequed dishes and the Tea Lounge serves tea, snacks and light bites with a view of the garden.

6. Radisson Hotel Agra

RADISSON HOTEL

THE RADISSON HOTEL is located 1.5 km from the Taj Mahal and 7 km from the main Railway Station. It has been offering the kind of hospitality the Radisson Chain of Hotels is famous for since 2015 in Agra.

On-site amenities at the Radisson Agra include 24-hour room service, an outdoor swimming pool, a signature Radisson Spa, several business conference rooms, banquet halls, a fitness center and several dining options.

Oasis is Radisson’s fine dining restaurant offering all-day multi-cuisine options. The Wonder Terrace Kitchen offers barbeque and Henry’s Bar is a great place to grab a refreshing drink.

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7. Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Agra

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

Located a 10 minutes drive from the Taj Mahal, the DoubleTree by Hilton has won the “Leading Family Resort” award by South Asian Travel Awards for the year 2022.

DOUBLETREE HILTON offers a 24-hour fitness center, an infinity pool, on-site restaurants, a concierge, a business center, several meeting/conference rooms, a world-class spa and a host of other high-end facilities.

All its rooms come with a minibar, a 42-inch HDTV, a large writing desk and several luxury amenities.

Its signature Indian restaurant is the Kebab-e-que which offers local delicacies with a live cooking station and is particularly well-noted for its special tandoori kitchen. North-27 is its all-day multi-cuisine dining restaurant. The DoubleTree also has s a 24-hour Lounge Bar and the Food Store, an all-day café.

8. Courtyard By Marriot Agra

COURTYARD BY MARRIOT

THE COURTYARD sub-brand of Hotel by Marriot has been around for the last 35 years, offering guests familiar Marriot hospitality. This branch of the Marriot Chain opened up in 2015 in Agra and has quickly garnered a reputation for itself.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOT AGRA is located 3.8 km from the Taj Mahal (1.9 km from the Agra airport, 8 km from the Railway Station). It features 171 rooms, 18 suites, 4 floors, 8 meeting rooms and 23,314 sq ft of total meeting space.

Amenities at the Courtyard include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a wellness center and a spa, a beauty shop, a concierge desk, a Game room, a business center and 4 dining options.

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9. Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra

CRYSTAL SAROVAR

At the Crystal Sarovar Premiere, you wake up to a magnificent view of the Taj Mahal from your luxurious room. Located barely 2km from the Taj, it gives you splendid views of the ultimate ode to love, the Taj.

CRYSTAL SAROVAR PREMIERE offers 4 categories of rooms and suites, 3 dining options (multi-cuisine, an open-air restaurant and a bar), 3 banquet halls and a board room, a swimming pool, a fitness center, a spa and 24 hour in-room dining.

It is located only 12 km from the Agra airport and 5 km from the Agra Railway station. Its Rooftop pool also gives you unhindered views of the Taj Mahal.

10. Trident Hotel Agra

TRIDENT HOTEL

Comprising 135 units (luxurious rooms and suites), THE TRIDENT AGRA (located at Fatehabad Road, 1.5 km from the Taj Mahal) is built in red stone as a tribute to the Indo-Saracenic tradition of architecture.

Nestled in landscaped gardens, fountains, and lush green lawns, the Trident features multiple restaurants, a swimming pool, a Kids’ Club, 24-hour front desk, a Yoga center, a spa, a currency exchange center, car rental services a beauty salon, and a business center.

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