Agra – Taj Mahal

India - Delhi and the North

To the southeast of Delhi lies the relatively young city of Agra, best known for being home to one of the most famous monuments in the world – the magnificent Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan the Taj was a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died whilst giving birth to their fourteenth child.

Construction of the Taj began in 1631 the same year that Mumtaz Mahal passed away and was finally completed 22 years later in 1653. Only the most exquisite marble was used with the total bill estimated at over RS 3 million which would be about the equivalent of US$U70 million in today’s money. The earliest reference to Agra can be found in the epic Mahabharata where it is referred to as the Agravana, however it was in the medieval period, that Agra rose to prominence as the capital of the Mughals when the city was beautified with gardens, waterfalls, bathhouses and canals. Today the bustling streets of Agra are home to a thriving carpet industry, leather workers and of course marble and sandstone sculptors, some of whom claim to be descendants of the craftsmen who helped build the great Taj Mahal.

Agra – Taj Mahal – Luxury Collection

Oberoi Amarvilas$$$$$

From premier rooms to deluxe suites, luxury suites and up to the opulent Kohinoor Suite which occupies the centre of the 5th(highest) floor all accommodation at Amarvilas combines richly detailed interiors with the ultimate in modern day luxurious furnishings and fittings. An added extravagance is that all rooms & suites include the service of a personal butler to assist with all your requirements. In our opinion it is worth the upgrade to a room with a balcony to further enjoy those mag...


Agra – Taj Mahal Hotels

Trident Hotel Agra$$$

The Trident features 135 rooms and suites which all look out to the hotels immaculate gardens and courtyards. All rooms are equipped with modern standard features.

The hotel’s restaurant is located by the pool and offers both a la carte and buffet style international cuisine.

Recreational activities at the Trident Agra include a Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool, Table Tennis, Jogging Track, Children’s Playground, and a Walking Track around the beautiful grounds.

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