Situated on the banks of Yamuna River, Agra is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that this city was established in 1475 by Raja Badal Singh, a Sikarwar Rajput king. However, its earliest references are found in the epic Mahabharata, where it is called Agraban. The city gained importance after it was made the capital by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1506, but achieved fame only under the rule of Mughals. During its golden period (1556-1658), the erstwhile capital of Hindustan witnessed the construction of impressive monuments like the Red Fort. Over the years, Mughal emperors adorned the city with numerous edifices, but its most prized possession will always be the beautiful Taj Mahal - built by Shah Jahan. Besides architectural masterpieces, the city surprises tourists with a rich cultural legacy; be it arts and crafts or authentic Mughlai cuisine.
Attractions in Agra
Built by Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his consort, Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal can rightly be called the jewel of Muslim art in India. This pure white marble mausoleum is internationally famed as an epitome of love.
A sister monument of the Taj, the Red Fort of Agra was built by Akbar after he ascended the throne in 1654. The fort encompasses some exquisite structures like Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas and Anguri Bagh.
The final resting place of emperor Akbar, Sikandra was built in 1613 combining the best of Islamic and Hindu architecture. This well-preserved mausoleum is a true reflection of the ruler's secular outlook and philosophy.
The ornate marble tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, standing on the banks of Yamuna River, exhibits Persian influences. It was built by Noorjahan, wife of emperor Jahangir, in the memory of her father - Mirza Ghiyas Beg.
Mehtab Bagh is a 25-acre garden complex, located on the opposite bank of the Taj. This place was once painted with colourful flowers, fountain jets, shaded pavilions and clear water pools
Our Recommended Hotels in Agra
ITC Mughal Agra
ITC Mughal Agraclose
Located in proximity to the magnificent Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal is a luxury property sprawling over an area of 35 acres. A tribute to the Mughal architecture, this 5-star hotel has been awarded the Aga Khan Award for its architectural beauty. It comprises 233 lavish accommodation units that are categorised as Mughal Rooms, Mughal Chambers, Royal Mughal, Presidential and Grand Presidential Suites. The in-house restaurants serve an array of delicious Indian and international cuisine. It has a swimming pool, jogging and cycling tracks and mini golf course for leisure and recreation, along with a spa for wellness and conferencing hall for business events.
54 , Taj Roadmore...
Spread across an area of 8 acres, Hotel Clarks Shiraz is a 5-star property featuring 237 well-appointed accommodation units, including 2 Suites, 155 Superior and 80 Deluxe rooms. There are about 23 rooms in this hotel that face the majestic Taj Mahal. In terms of dining options, this luxury hotel features two multi-cuisine restaurants, rooftop bar, tea lounge, coffee shop, cake shop and a poolside barbeque. It offers a swimming pool, entertainment centre, health club, Ayurvedic Kerala massage centre and shopping arcade for recreation and leisure, while three conference rooms (with state-of-the art technology) for business meetings, conferences and events.
Jaypee Palace Agra
Jaypee Palace Agraclose
Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre, spread over an area of 25 acres, is a luxurious property located at a short distance from the world-famous Taj Mahal. This 5-star accommodation has 341 guestrooms (Wi-Fi enabled and centrally air-conditioned), including 40 Executive Rooms and 15 Suites. Featuring top-class fine dining restaurants, lounge bar, cafe and poolside barbeque, this hotel offers a selection of delicacies and drinks to impress food connoisseurs. It has in-house leisure and recreational facilities like swimming pool, health club with gymnasium and discotheque, along with a convention centre (seating capacity of 1500 in theatre style) of international standards.
Radisson Blu Agra
Taj East Gate Roadmore...
Radisson Blu Agraclose
Spread across an area of 4.5 acres, Radisson Blu Agra is situated just a walk away from the marvellous Taj Mahal. Shopping precincts of the city, such as TDI Mall and Big Bazaar, are also located in its vicinity. Featuring modern décor and upscale amenities, this opulent hotel maintains 142 rooms that are available in a variety of deluxe, business and suite accommodations. After spending the day in exploring the best of Agra, guests can take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or indulge in relaxation therapies offered at the spa. There is a restaurant, coffee shop, lounge bar, tea Lounge and poolside bar in the premises.
Orient Taj Agra
Orient Taj Agraclose
Orient Taj Hotels & Resorts, an opulent property, is situated on Fatehabad Road in Agra. It has 153 spacious accommodation units, which are categorised as Deluxe Rooms, Presidential Suites and Luxury Suites that are provided with all requisite amenities for the convenience of guests. Internet, laundry, concierge, car rental and luggage services are also offered at this property.
There is an on-site restaurant that serves a delectable range of dishes from various cuisines. To meet the recreation needs of guests, the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, spa/salon and health club. It also has 3000 sq ft meeting space, comprising 5 meeting rooms, where business guests can organise corporate meetings, small conferences and business seminars. These can also be used as banquet hall to accommodate up to 700 persons for events like wedding and private parties.
The Grand Imperial Agra
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Chhipitola, Rakabganjmore...
The Grand Imperial Agraclose
Located in the city of Agra, The Grand Imperial is a premium property, in the construction of which Lahori bricks were used, the similar kind that were used to built monuments like the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal. This heritage hotel has 30 suites and rooms that feature lavish bedding, terracotta-coloured walls and attached bath with modern toiletries. In-room amenities include tea/coffee maker, television, air conditioner, telephone and bath toiletries.
Besides in-room amenities, the hotel offers other services and facilities including Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, spa, swimming pool, activity room. The multi-cuisine restaurant in the premises serves delicacies from Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine. The hotel also offer conferencing and banquet facilities to organise meetings and social events.
Mansingh Palace Agra
Mansingh Palace Agraclose
Named after Sawai Mansingh – the great Rajput Emperor – Mansingh Palace hotel has 100 centrally air-conditioned, well furnished rooms featuring tea/coffee kettle, mini-bar, safe deposit and telephone. The attached bathrooms are provided with basic toiletries, and running hot and cold water. There are banquet and conference halls – Rajvilas Halls and Darbar Hall – in the premises where meetings, corporate and social events can be organised. Mumtaz Bagh is the open-air, poolside area, where events for 300-400 persons can be held. To meet the recreation needs of guests, the hotel has a swimming pool and health club. As dining options, the hotel has a Sheesh Mahal – a multi-cuisine restaurant, Tequila – a well-stocked bar and Ripples – a coffee shop.
The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra
Taj East Gate Roadmore...
The Oberoi Amarvilas Agraclose
Located in proximity to the majestic Taj Mahal, The Oberoi Amarvilas Palace is an opulent property that is built with Mughal and Moorish architecture styles. The elegant, spacious rooms of the resort are classified into Premier Rooms, Deluxe Suites, Premier Rooms with balcony, Deluxe Suite with balcony, Kohinoor Suite and Luxury Suite. In-room amenities on offer in these guestrooms include Wi-Fi, satellite television, electronic safe, mini-bar and en suite bathroom, featuring Ayurvedic toiletries.
There are two restaurants, bar and a lounge in the premises to meet the dining needs of guests. The conference rooms available at the property are an ideal choice for hosting corporate as well as social events. In terms of recreational facilities, the resort has a swimming pool, spa and gymnasium.
C 2/3, Taj Nagri, Phase-II, Fatehabad Roadmore...
A 3-star luxury hotel, Siris 18 is located near Taj Mahal and has an architecture that has a blend of heritage and modernity. There are three categories of guestrooms (31 air-conditioned) in this hotel including Deluxe Rooms, Courtyard Rooms and Super Deluxe Rooms. They feature all requisite amenities and toiletries in the attached bathrooms.
There are two restaurants in the premises offering a delectable range of cuisine; a coffee shop, and a bar, where guests can enjoy a variety of drinks. The hotel has a spa, where guests can head to after a tiring day. The on-site banquet hall is the place where corporate meetings and social events can be organised with assistance from the hotel staff.
Taj Gateway Agra
18/160, Fatehabad Road, Gummat, Tajganj, Fatehabad Roadmore...
Taj Gateway Agraclose
Sprawling across an area of 6 acres, Taj Gateway is a luxury hotel. An ideal accommodation option for leisure and business travellers, this plush property consists of 100 elegant guestrooms, which are categorised as Superior room, Executive Room, Standard Room and Executive Suite. These guestrooms are provided with amenities, such as LCD television, mini-bar, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, air conditioner, safe, telephone and tea/coffee maker. Besides in-room amenities, the hotel offers secretarial services, work stations, doctor-on-call, babysitting, travel assistance, currency exchange and business centre.
To meet the recreational and entertainment requirements of guests, the hotel has a swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty parlour, cookery classes, shopping arcade, library and spa. There are two restaurants and a bar in the premises that serve delicious food and finest spirits. Business guests can hold conferences, seminars and meetings at the on-site conference and banquet spaces.
Fatehabad Road, Tajganj, Next to TDI Mallmore...
Situated on the Fatehabad Road in Agra, Trident Agra is a luxury hotel that lies in proximity to the splendid Taj Mahal. This 5-star property has spacious guestrooms that are classified into Deluxe Garden View Rooms, Suites and Deluxe Pool View Rooms. Common amenities provided in these rooms include tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, electronic safe and television. Besides room amenities, the property offers facilities like doctor-on-call, currency exchange, car parking, laundry and travel desk.
There are two restaurants and a bar on site that provide guests with a range of Indian and international cuisine, along with exotic drinks. The hotel has two events spaces with requisite facilities that can be used for organising meetings, seminars as well other events with ease. For wellness and recreation of guests, the hotel has a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre.
Utkarsh Vilas Agra
Utkarsh Vilas Agraclose
Situated on Fatehabad Road and at a distance from Taj Mahal, Utkarsh Vilas is a premium property, featuring 62 rooms that are categorised as Executive Suites, Suites and Deluxe Rooms. All these guestrooms are provided with amenities, such as mini-bar, television, direct-dial telephone, wardrobe and air conditioner. The hotel facilities on offer include laundry, doctor-on-call, parking, travel desk and car rental.
To meet the recreational and wellness needs of guests, it has a swimming pool and gymnasium. It serves delicious food at its on-site multi-cuisine restaurant. Besides, it has a coffee shop and a bar in the premises for those who wish to have untimely snacks or enjoy a drink or two. The hotel also has a banquet hall that can be used to organise meetings, seminars and social functions.
Wyndham Grand Agra
Wyndham Grand Agraclose
Wyndham Grand is a plush property spread over an area of 18 acres, with its architecture inspired by Mughal architecture. It has 160 spacious rooms and suites, categorised as Deluxe, Superior, Executive, Premier, Deluxe Suite and Suite. In-room amenities on offer include television, telephone, mini-bar, safe and hairdryer. In addition to room amenities, the hotel offers concierge, luggage, travel assistance and special room for people with less mobility.
There is a spa, Jacuzzi, kid’s playground, sauna, gymnasium, and tennis and basketball court on site to provide guests with recreation and wellness options. The hotel has three restaurants, a cafe, bar and a discotheque where guests can enjoy a variety of drinks and culinary specials, and a chance to groove to music. It also has banquet and conference halls for business guests to organise their meetings and events with assistance from the staff.
Map of Agra
Agra tour packages
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