The Taj Mahal reflected in the water in Agra

Agra Tours and Travels

About Agra

Home to one of the most iconic monuments in the world, Agra is India's shining star and a universal favourite with travellers from around the world. Constantly under attack from the fierce Indian heat, this dusty city has obtained international reverence thanks to it being the site of the famous Taj Mahal, a mausoleum constructed in phases between 1632 and 1643, with extra work continuing on until 1653. It was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor in honour of his favourite wife Mumtaz, whose tomb still lies within its walls. There are few things on the planet as breathtaking as getting an up close view of this historical masterpiece.

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Although the Taj Mahal has stolen the limelight of Agra and will realistically be at the forefront of Agra's tourism market for the foreseeable feature, this city also houses two other UNESCO World Heritage sites, making it one of the few cities in the world that can boast three of these accolades. The Agra Fort comes under this category and for obvious reason. Built with red stone and covered, inside and out, with intricate carvings and decoration, this structure is truly a sight to behold.

The final UNESCO World Heritage site in Agra, which is situated within India's famous Golden Triange route, is Fatehpur Sikri, a city that was built by the Emperor Akbar to be the capital of the Mughal Empire. It contains stunning palaces as well as the Jama Masjib, which is one of the largest mosques in India. Of course, there are dozens of other sites and relics scattered throughout this incredible city that are well worth taking the time to seek out so make sure Agra appears on your Indian itinerary.

Agra Tours

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Agra Hotels

If you are planning a Agra holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Clarks Shiraz Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Clarks Shiraz is a large modern hotel with a good choice of leisure activities. The rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated with a neutral colour palette. Guests can indulge in a range of sumptuous meals in one of the hotel's gourmet restaurants. Indoor and al fresco dining are both available and there is also a rooftop bar where visitors can relax in the evenings as they look out over the Taj Mahal. The hotel is conveniently located just 2 km from the Taj Mahal, 3 km from the railway station, 7 km from Keria Airport and 5 km from the city centre.

Crystal Sarovar Premiere Agra

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The luxurious Crystal Sarovar Premiere encompasses everything needed for a perfect stay in Agra. Each of its guestrooms has been exquisitely designed with splashes of colour, plush furnishings and elegant ensuite facilities. In their free time, guests are invited to take a dip in the sparkling roof top pool, which commands stunning vistas of the hotel's surroundings. The hotel also has a fitness club with state of the art equipment. When it comes to dining, guests can choose from multiple restaurants, each serving mouth-watering dishes from around the world. The hotel is just 1.9km from the Taj Mahal.

Gateway Hotel Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set amidst six acres of manicured gardens, the Gateway hotel is a beautiful oasis in the chaos of the city. Carefully blending modern day necessities with traditional designs - all rooms have both Wi-Fi connectivity and classic marble flooring. A refreshing outdoor pool offers guest some cool in the heat of Agra and our recommendation here is to upgrade to a Taj View room. This accommodation is located on the popular Fatehabad Road in Agra, close to all of the major attractions.

Jaypee Palace Agra

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The biggest hotel in Agra, the Jaypee Palace is both stylish and architecturally fascinating. Built using classic Mughal red sandstone and marble, this impressive construction is one of Agra’s finest. Offering no less than 7 restaurants and cafes serving a whole host of delicious cuisine from around the world – in winter we recommend you sample some local BBQ delicacies at Aqua Grill before taking a relaxing evening stroll around the grounds. The Jaypee Palace is located amongst 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the middle of down town Agra.

Raj Mahal Hotel Agra

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The charming and elegant Raj Mahal hotel offers guests clean and spacious rooms with hard wood floors and stylish design. On a clear day some rooms benefit from a view of the legendary Taj Mahal. The roof top restaurant comes highly recommended with delicious food and magnificent views across the city. Perfectly located near to the Eastern Gate of the Taj Mahal.

Yamuna View Agra

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Yamuna View is a stylish, modern hotel set in beautifully landscaped gardens, blending Mughal and western architecture. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and are beautifully decorated with regal colours. There is a restaurant at the hotel that serves delicious cuisine from India and China and is open 24 hours, to cater to your every gastronomic need. The hotel is 2 km from the city centre and Taj Mahal, 3 km from the railway station and 6 km from Keria Airport.

Agra Tailor made suggestions

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