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  • ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra

    ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra

    5-star

    Taj Ganj4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good189 Hotels.com guest reviews
    ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra
  • Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra

    Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra

    5-star

    Taj Ganj5.3 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good175 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
  • Courtyard by Marriott Agra

    Courtyard by Marriott Agra

    5-star

    Taj Ganj5.4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous257 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Courtyard by Marriott Agra
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Agra

    DoubleTree by Hilton Agra

    4-star

    Taj Ganj4.4 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.0.Superb85 Hotels.com guest reviews
    DoubleTree by Hilton Agra
  • Hotel Taj Resorts

    Hotel Taj Resorts

    4-star

    Taj Ganj4.7 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good133 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Taj Resorts
  • Radisson Hotel Agra

    Radisson Hotel Agra

    5-star

    Taj Ganj4.8 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good50 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Radisson Hotel Agra
  • Jaypee Palace

    Jaypee Palace

    5-star

    Taj Ganj5.1 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good24 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Jaypee Palace
  • Trident, Agra

    Trident, Agra

    5-star

    Taj Ganj5.5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb57 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Trident, Agra
  • Tajview - IHCL SeleQtions

    Tajview - IHCL SeleQtions

    5-star

    Fatehabad Road3.7 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good66 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Tajview - IHCL SeleQtions
  • The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

    The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

    5-star

    Taj Ganj4.8 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.2.Superb56 Hotels.com guest reviews
    The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
  • Hotel Clarks Shiraz

    Hotel Clarks Shiraz

    5-star

    Fatehabad Road2.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very good32 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Hotel Clarks Shiraz
  • Treebo Trend Prime Grand

    Treebo Trend Prime Grand

    3-star

    Taj Ganj6.2 kilometers to city centre

    Treebo Trend Prime Grand
  • Treebo Trend Sot

    Treebo Trend Sot

    3-star

    Taj Ganj5 kilometers to city centre

    Treebo Trend Sot
  • Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Agra

    Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Agra

    5-star

    Taj Ganj8.6 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating6.8.Good16 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Agra
  • Aman Homestay a Boutique Hotel

    Aman Homestay a Boutique Hotel

    3.5-star

    Taj Ganj5 kilometers to city centre

    Guest rating9.8.Exceptional48 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Aman Homestay a Boutique Hotel
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Exploring Agra

Set 80 kilometres from India’s capital of New Delhi, Agra lies on the banks of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh and is world-famous for the Taj Mahal, the magnificent memorial to the love of Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The monument is now a UNESCO World Heritage site along with Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, and many other landmarks and tombs celebrate the city’s golden days as the hub of the Mughal Empire.

Agra is a city of temples and gardens, famous for their inlaid stonework and elaborate tombs, many of which lie within easy reach of the city’s upscale hotels such as the Oberoi Amarvilas Agra. Traditional bazaars sell everything from souvenirs to jewels, although the latter are expensive and may not be genuine. There’s good choice of lodgings at all levels, with some set in imposing colonial buildings dating from the great days of the British Raj.

Sights nearby

Agra is a delight for visitors interested in Mughal architecture, with the world’s most famous example, the romantic Taj Mahal, drawing millions of visitors annually. The great palace forts of the city’s former rulers are spectacular and the city’s gardens are exquisite.

Taj Mahal
One of the world’s loveliest buildings, the Taj Mahal, lends an ethereal aura to this city with its white marble splendour. Built between 1631 and 1648 as a mausoleum for Shah Jahan’s beloved wife, it’s a masterpiece of Indian architecture, a fact which is eerily reflected in a vast pool of sparkling water out front. The complex on which it stands is home to other lovely buildings, mosques, and lush ornamental gardens landscaped around small lakes. The grief-stricken Shah was buried in a tomb alongside his wife after he was overthrown by his son.

Fatehpur Sikri
The golden age of the Mughal Empire saw the construction of gardens, vast palaces, mosques, and even entire cities. Such is Fatehpur Sikri, located on the outskirts of Agra and raised by Shah Akbar, the third Mughal emperor, in the form of a Mughal military camp. Nowadays, it’s revered as one of the finest collections of Mughal architecture in the whole of India.

Agra Fort
Agra Fort bears similarities to Delhi’s Red Fort, mostly demolished after the Indian mutiny by the British colonial rulers. The fort combines its defensive structure with a palace and was commissioned in the mid-16th century by Emperor Akbar and added to by Shah Jahan, who was imprisoned here after his overthrow. Overlooking the flat river plain, the complex has a fine view of the Taj Mahal.

Sikandra
Set just over six miles from Agra, Sikandra’s glorious gardens hold the tomb of Shah Akbar, constructed of marble inlaid with a riot of colourful tiles in rich patterns. Four red sandstone gates give entry to the mausoleum, dedicated singly to the Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian faiths, with the fourth commemorating Shah Akbar’s own combination of all three religions.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

The cuisine of the region is still influenced by Mughal gastronomy and is varied and delicious. Many dishes are redolent of Punjabi and Kashmiri culinary traditions, and vegetarians are spoiled for choice in Agra’s many restaurants. Kebabs, dum biryani with its fruits, and the famous chaat snacks are all on offer everywhere from market street stalls to upscale restaurants at venues such as the Trident Hotel Agra. To try the tasty local specialties, head for the Sadar Bazaar or the Cantonment district, and fine dining on authentic Mughal cuisine is had at five-star hotels such as the ITC Mughal Agra. For souvenirs, leather goods, and inlaid stone wares make fine reminders of your visit, and the elaborate Indian gold jewellery in Sadar Market is great for a special treat.

Public transport

Seasonal domestic flights run to Agra’s airport from Delhi, with out-of-season public transport limited to buses, taxis, and rail services from Delhi or Mumbai. Once in the city, auto or cycle rickshaws, electric buses, and air-conditioned taxis are the most practical ways to get around. Self-drive via hire car is possible but not recommended due to the state of the roads, the traffic, and the numerous sacred cows sharing the highway with vehicles.

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