Agra Hotels Accommodation

Oberoi Amar Vilas Hotel - boasts to be the only hotel with uninterrupted, clear views of the Taj Mahal. Amar Vilas hotel in Agra, lies only 600 meters away from the most beautiful building in the world. Just like in an Indian fairytale, The Oberoi Amar Vilas that means 'Eternal Haven' is set among green and serene Mughal-inspired gardens. Influenced by traditional and ancient Persian and Arab architectural styles, this hotel has had rave reviews.

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Mughal Sheraton Hotel Agra - sprawling over 35 acres of meticulously landscaped gardens, Mughal Sheraton Agra is the perfect tribute to a bygone era. A grand red-brick structure that blends seamlessly with Agra’s landscape, this five star hotel is a proud recipient of the 'Aga Khan' award for excellence in Mughal architecture.

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Taj View - As the name implies, this Agra hotel provides views of the Taj Mahal as it is only a km away from the Taj Mahal. Located amongst acres of landscaped gardens, Taj View Agra Hotel provides beautiful interiors, personalized service for a pleasant and memorable stay.

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Jaypee Palace - The sophisticated Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra, is a glorious structure made of a blend of red sandstone and marble. Like many other Agra Hotels, it is spread over 25 acres of lush greenery. Speckled with large water bodies and endless walkways, this magical creation perfectly blends the Mughal and contemporary architecture.

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Clarks Shiraz - For decades, Hotel Clarks Shiraz in Agra has been the obvious address to most visiting dignitaries and celebrities to Taj Mahal. Clarks Shiraz Hotel in Agra, is a five star hotel with an excellent hospitality record.

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Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, the city of Agra is great historical reference especially during the Mughal Empire; wherein the city was the capital city during the Mughal rule. There are various ancient monuments and buildings in Agra which are reminiscent of the Mughal rule in their design and architecture. 'Taj Mahal', 'Fatehpur Sikri' and the 'Agra Fort' are prime examples of the influence of Mughal rule in the city. Infact all these monuments of cultural and historical importance have been accorded with 'UNESCO World Heritage Site' status and are a major reason of influx of people into the city of Agra.

The city of Taj Mahal is close to Delhi and Jaipur and all these 3 cities form the Golden Triangle, which tourists refer to often.

The city of Agra was at its prime during the Mughal rule and most of the development of the heritage and historical sites and monuments were done under their rule. The first Persian garden in the Mughal era was made by Babar; the founder of Mughal dynasty. The garden, now known as ‘Aram Bagh’ was made on the banks of river Yamuna. The famous monument ‘Taj Mahal’ was built by Mughal emperor ShahJahan in loving memory of his wife Mumtaz. The monument which took several years to build is a classic example of Mughal influence in the architecture and it considered a hot spot for tourists who come into the country.

Agra is quite well connected with other major centres of the country via the rail and the road network. Although the city has its own airport but air connectivity is slightly cumbersome. The nearest and most convenient air transit locations are either Delhi Airport or Jaipur Airport. The cities economic drivers are tourism and apart from that manufacturing. Agra has a substantial industrial base and is considered a hub for shoe manufacturing, which alternatively are supplied through out the country. Apart from shoes, manufacturing of leather goods, Zari Zardozi and handicrafts is considered to be forte of Agra.

Being an important tourist destination; the city of Agra boasts of some of the finest hotels of the country. Apart from the hotels; Agra is also home to one of the largest Spa of Asia. Apart from ‘Taj Mahal’, ‘Fatehpur Sikri’ and the ‘Agra Fort’ other places of tourist interest in the city are ‘Akbar Tomb’, ‘Swami Bagh Samadhi’, ‘Jama Masjid’, ‘Guru Ka Tal’ etc. All these destinations attract tourists from all across the globe.

This has also given rise to development of hotels and service industry in Agra and various top hotel chains having properties in the city. All these top hotels are an essential accommodation source for travelers; catering to their needs and requirements. Hotels like the “Oberoi Amarvilas” are considered amongst the best not only in the country but in the entire south Asian region. Apart from these top of the line luxury hotels, there are various other segments of hotels which cater to the accommodation needs of the travelers in Agra.

Travelers looking for accommodation alternatives can choose from a whole long list of budget, heritage and local hotels in Agra. Apart from these there are various government funded or affiliated rest houses and resorts which provide cost effective accommodation to an average budget traveler.