Agra

Taj, Agra City DescriptionsAgra - Located 220 kms from Delhi, Agra is a must visit city on any Tour of India. Home of the World famous Taj Mahal, Agra provides avid glimpses of Mughal architecture. To be in Agra is like taking a walk through India's Mughal period history. Other than the Taj Mahal, Agra's attractions include the Red Fort, built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the River Yamuna, Sikandra, the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar, the Itmad-ud-Daulah, a mausoleum built for Empress Noor Jahan's father and last but not the least and a short distance away, Fatehpur Sikri, with its very impressive architecture and interesting stories of it having been built and then abandoned. After Delhi, Agra is the most visited tourist city in North India.

Getting to Agra

  • By Air – Agra is now connected, with a daily direct flight from Delhi.
  • By Rail - Agra is very well connected by train from New Delhi. The Shatabdi Express, Taj Express and Inter-city Express trains from Delhi take between 2 and 3 hours to reach Agra. There are also overnight trains connecting Agra with Bandhavgarh and Kanha.
  • By Road - Agra is well connected to Delhi (220 kms/04 hrs. away)


Best Places to Stay Agra


Howard Park Plaza, Agra Hotels Bookings make a booking

A modern hotel, located less than 2 kms from the Taj Mahal, in the heart of the tourist belt of Agra, the Howard Park Plaza offers modern air-conditioned rooms with ensuite facilites. All rooms are equipped with color televisions and mini bars. Leisure facilities here include an outdoor swimming pool.

Grand Imperial, Agra Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Agra's only heritage hotel, the Grand Imperial, is located in the heart of the city of Agra, less than 5 kms from the Taj Mahal. Rooms and Suites are furnished in old colonial style, and have old photographs and momentos from the yesteryears. Leisure facilities here include a small spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Taj Gateway, Agra Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Part of the Taj Group of Hotels , the Taj Gateway is a modern Hotel less than 2 kms from the Taj Mahal . Some of its rooms have excellent views of the Taj Mahal. The Hotel offers a swimming pool and a fitness center. In addition, the Taj Gateway, has two restaurants and bars.

Trident, Hotel Bookings in Agramake a booking

The Trident Agra, is set amidst beautiful gardens and is only a few minutes walk away from the famous Taj Mahal. The hotel is built of the red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era, designed around landscaped central courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. All rooms are centrally air-conditioned and equipped with modern facilities like a mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee making facility, direct dial telephone, data port connectivity, television set with satellite transmission and a personal safe. The hotel features an informal, poolside brasserie and a Bar. The restaurant serves an extensive buffet, and a choice of Continental and Indian cuisine.

Mughal Sheraton, Hotel Bookings in Agramake a booking

Set in 35 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, close to the Taj Mahal, the Mughal Sheraton is one of the best hotels in Agra. The hotel has recently been upgraded to Luxury collection standards of the Sheraton group, and all rooms are newly renovated with state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. Leisure faciliites include a state of the art gym, and India's largest Spa, as well as an outdoor pool etc. The hotel has several restaurants and bars, including Peshawari, which is considered Agra's finest Indian restaurant.

Amar Vilas, Hotel Bookings in Agramake a booking

Agra's most exclusive and luxurious hotel, Amar Vilas, is only six hundred meters from the Taj Mahal. With domes, arches, reflection pools, terraced gardens, lakes and pavilions, Amar Vilas draws its inspiration from Mughal architecture. Most rooms and public areas have exceptional views of the Taj Mahal. All rooms and suites feature a separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, colour satellite TV, DVD/CD player. Minibar and a facility to make tea and coffee. Beautiful marble bathrooms feature both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle with deluxe toiletries. Some rooms have private sit-out balconies, overlooking the Taj Mahal. Certainly, the best place to stay in Agra.

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