The Taj Mahal – a symbol of love – was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Located in Agra, India, this monument became one of the wonders of the world. It is one of the frequently visited tourist attractions in India. If you wish to stay near this wonderful monument, the options are numerous. We have selected the top 5 places to stay near the Taj Mahal:
The Oberoi Amarvilas
Offering panoramic views of the Taj Mahal, the Oberoi Amarvilas is located about 600 meters from the Taj Mahal. Feel like a Maharaja (King) at the hotel that is committed to serve its guests with dedication. Hospitality is their passion. The staff at the hotel makes you feel like a celebrity. The dusk and dawn views of the Taj Mahal are stunning. The hotel also provides Spa and Fitness facilities. The prices of this 5 star luxury hotel range from INR 36,500 to INR 2,50,000 per room.
Located at a distance of just 10 minutes from the Taj Mahal, the 5 star ITC Mughal hotel sprawls over an area of 35 acres. Featuring Mughal architecture, the hotel offers excellent services. The hospitable staff is always on toes to serve the guests. Check in for the luxury accommodation and dining experience. The prices of the rooms range from INR 6,125 to INR 17,999 per room. Visit itchotels.in/hotels/itcmughal.aspx for more details.
Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate
Located within 1 km from the Taj Mahal, the Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate hotel offers a horde of room options for a comfortable stay. It is one of the best hotels in Agra. Free Wi-fi is offered with every room. The courteous staff at this clean and cosy hotel serves guests with extreme care. The room rates range from INR 7,500 to INR 18,500 per room. Detailed information is available at radissonblu.com/hotel-agra
The Gateway Hotel
The Gateway Hotel is located at a distance of 3 km from the magnificient Taj Mahal. Recent renovations in the hotel include an addition of the following facilities: swimming pool, health club, and a spa. There are 100 rooms at the hotel and some of them offer views of the Taj Mahal. The rates of the rooms range from INR 6,000 to INR 19,000. Check out the website thegatewayhotels.com to know more about the amenities offered at the hotel.
Howard Plaza Agra is a popular hotel that offers best services at reasonable rates. Located at a distance of 4.1 km from the Taj Mahal, the hotel is one of the best spots for business or leisure stay. The prices of the rooms vary from INR 5,000 to INR 12,000. You can select the room depending upon your budget and preferences. Visit howardplazaagra.com for bookings.
For more information about the visiting hours and ticket prices read our Guide to Taj Mahal.Published On: Friday, January 17th, 2014