The celebrated city of Agra contains Indias
most enduring icon, the Taj Mahal. Though a commercial and religious center
for 3000 years the city was truly created by the Mughals. The story of Agra
is primarily the story of its emperors. When the first Mughal conquerer,
Babur came here from Kabul he sorely missed the mountains and the waters of
Afghanistan, so he transformed these lands into beautiful quartered gardens
with fruit trees, lily ponds and cascading water running into channels. The
successive generations of Moghul emperors added to Agras charms, Akbar
gave it the labyrinthine Agra Fort and built the nearby city of Fatehpur
Sikri. Queen Nur Jahan designed the delicate mausoleum of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Emperor Shah Jahan however was the builder extraordinaire and the creator of
the Taj Mahal. The city with all its many charms, rich atmosphere and
legendary history is a huge draw for tourists.
Japyee Palace Hotel Agra ( 5 Star Deluxe
Amidst the architectural marvels of Agra at Japyee you also get to
experience life in a palace as it is a perfect combination of traditional
Mughal architecture and luxurious amenities. This 5 star haven is set amidst
25 acres of landscaped gardens, with lined walkways and dancing fountains.
The hotel Jaypee Palace Agra has 350 guest rooms, 12 of these are suites
and 40 are executive rooms. All the rooms are elegantly decorated and
superbly comfortable, each of them includes tea/coffee maker, iron and iron
board, electronic door lock, minibar, individual safe, direct dial
telephone, color television, free morning newspaper, wake up facility and
evena sewing kit. Dining options at Jaypee Palace range from the Pavilion
Café, which is the 24-hour coffee shop, it serves Indian and
Continental delicacies. For Awadhi cuisine, Spice Pavilion is the place to
visit. On The Rocks is the bar at the hotel that serves exotic cocktails and
drinks. The Tea Lounge, Deccan Pavilion and Poolside Bar are other dining
options at the hotel. The hotel also has a Convention Center with a total
floor area of 6770 square meters, it is equipped with comfortable seating,
natural lighting & state-of-the-art audio/video facilities. Within the
hotel is the wonderfully affective Sansha Ayurvedic Health Spa,
its a sanctuary of indulgence, luxury and complete holistic rejuvenation.
For leisure and recreation the hotel has a swimming pool located amidst
pergolas and exotic flower beds, health club with gym, jacuzzi, Turkish
bath, aerobics room, beauty parlour, barber shop, billiards, table tennis
room, lawn tennis and squash courts, putting greens, joggers track and a
discotheque, the leisure mall includes a bowling alley, electronic and
virtual reality games and children's play stations.
It is located in the main tourist district of Agra, on Fatehabad Road. At a
2 hr. distance from Delhi by Train & 3 hours by road. 10 Kms from Kheria
(Agra) Airport. 8 Kms. from Agra Cantt. Railway station.
The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra (5 Star
Super Deluxe Hotel)
Located just 600 meters away from the Taj Mahal the The Oberoi Amarvilas
offers incredible views of the Taj. The hotel also belongs to the Oberoi
Group of Hotels. Its verdant Mughal gardens, terraced lawns, fountains,
pavilions and pools are a hallmark of its classical architecture.
This deluxe hotel offers 105 rooms including seven suites, which are
elegantly designed and well furnished. Some of the in room facilities at the
hotel include color TV with satellite electronic safe, minibar and
coffee/tea making facility. The hotel has beautiful marble bathrooms that
are fully fitted with a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle.
The Kohinoor suite, is a real gem, superbly spacious it has separate living
and dining rooms and also a separate study. This room overlooks the Taj and
comes with a private butler service. In-house laundry and dry-cleaning.
Fruit and flowers. Complimentary newspapers and 24 hour in-room dining.
Bellevue is the multi cuisine restaurant here that serves Mediterranean and
Asian cuisine. Esphahan serves up Indian delicacies. You can also dine at
the Lounge and Verandah. The Oberoi Amarvilas also has a bar that serves a
delightful blend of wines and cocktails. Recreation facilities here include
a swimming pool and fitness center. The spa at the Oberoi Amarvilas Agra
offers various massage therapies and treatments.
It is situated on the Taj East Gate Road in Agra and is just a 10 minutes
drive from the city center.
Mughal Sheraton Agra (5 Star Deluxe
Spread over an area of 35 acres of landscaped gardens, the bright red brick
building of the Mughal Sheraton presents an excellent foil to the
charismatic appeal of the city of city. The hotel Mughal Sheraton is the
recipient of the prestigious 'Aga Khan' award for its framework inspired by
The hotel Mughal Sheraton Agra has over 285 rooms, which include two
Presidential Suites and three Deluxe Suites. Some of the facilities at the
hotel Mughal Sheraton include travel desk, shopping arcade, doctor on call,
Internet, laundry, television and home theater. The hotel Mughal Sheraton
Agra has a bouquet of restaurants that serve cuisine from India and other
parts of the world. Bagh-e-Bahar serves Continental cuisine, Peshawari
serves cuisine from the North West Frontier Province of Rajasthan and
Mahjong serves Chinese cuisine. Maikhana is the lobby bar that will keep
your spirits high. For leisure, the Mughal Sheraton offers a sauna, obstacle
golf, tennis, croquet, badminton, billiards, a jogging track and a movie
Situated at the Taj Ganj, the Mughal Sheraton Agra is located 10 kilometers
from the airport and six kilometers from the railway station.
Taj View Hotel Agra ( 5 Star Hotel)
The serene and peaceful Taj-View Hotel lies nestled amidst acres of
landscaped gardens. The hotel lives up to its name and offers breathtaking
views of the Taj Mahal from its windows.
The Taj View Agra has a 100 rooms, five of which are executive suites. The
range of rooms available in the hotel includes Garden-Facing Rooms,
Taj-Facing Rooms, Taj-Facing Deluxe Rooms and Executive Suites. All the
rooms and suites at the hotel are elegantly appointed they are centrally
air-conditioned, with international direct dial facility, colour television
with satellite programs, 24-hour room service and a laundry service. The
Executive Suites here have a separate living room, bedroom and two
bathrooms. You can enjoy Indian and world cuisine at the restaurants of
hotel, Jhilmil is the 24-hour restaurant and Nazara provides specialty
cuisine. Some of the other facilities include a swimming pool, fitness
center, car rental, currency exchange, safe deposit lockers, doctor-on-call
The hotel is located just 10 km from the airport and less than a kilometre
from the Taj Mahal.