“The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.”
― Rabindranath Tagore
Taj Mahal is not only the foremost places to visit in Agra, it is the pride of India. Standing with all its glory on the banks of Yamuna, this white marble structure stuns you with its grandiose beauty! This symbol of eternal love, built by an Emperor for his beloved wife, has stood the test of time and never fails leave every visitor awestruck. It is not a surprise then that the travelers cannot have enough of this magnificent historical monument near Delhi. One visit to the Taj Mahal is not enough to soothe your eyes, you just want to keep staring at it. Lucky, then that you are reading this blog, because we are going to tell you about five hotels (offered by RailYatri hotel booking service) that offer panoramic Taj Mahal views. And guess what you can afford a stay here even when you are travelling on a shoestring budget!
Situated at the heart of Tajganj area, the biggest attraction of this hotel in Agra is its rooftop restaurant. Can you guess why? Well of course, it offers unobstructed view of the Taj Mahal! Just imagine, having the best Indian savories while catching a glistening view of the Taj Mahal! Doesn’t that sound exciting?
- Address: Chowk Kagjiyan South Gate South Gate, Taj Mahal, Agra
- Special Amenities: Spa & Massage available, library for the guests, free Wi-fi, among others.
- Room Rates: Starting from INR 457.
- Distance from Agra tourist places: 1 KM away from Taj Mahal, 3 KM away from Agra Fort, 5 KM away from Itmad Ud Daula and 6 KM away from Chini Ka Rauza
Optimum Sheela Inn
It is said that the full moon blesses the Taj Mahal with surreal beauty. It’s quite unfair then that like all other tourist places in Agra, the gates of Taj Mahal close as soon as the sun begins to set. But, there is a way to beat this odd. Book a room at Optimum Sheela and on the full moon night you can take a cozy seat at their rooftop restaurant for a perfect moonlit Taj Mahal while having your choice of Chinese, Indian and Continental dishes.
- Note: You cannot stay closer to the Taj Mahal than this. Optimum Sheela Inn is located barely 100M from the Taj Mahal.
- Address: 1/16 B, Eastern Gate Taj Mahal, Opposite Jalma Hospital, Agra
- Room Rates: Starting from INR 657.
- Special Amenities: Rooms come with Mughal style furniture, special seating area in each room.
- Distance from Agra tourist places: 100M away from Taj Mahal, 500M away from Taj Nature Walk, 4.5 KM away from Agra Fort, 6.5 KM away from Itmad Ud Daula, 3.5 KM away from Jahangir Mahal.
It is said that the evening hours bring a newfound joy in the otherwise saddened Emperor Shah Jahan. Each day he would spend the dusk hours simply staring at the splendor of the Taj from his window. Well, guests at Hotel Safari can witness the orange tinged beauty of Taj Mahal during sunset hours every day. All that you have to do is find a place in the rooftop!
- Note: Hotel Safari was awarded with Certificate of Excellence in 2017 by the leading travel portal Tripadvisor.
- Address: Minto Road, Near Shamshabad Road, Gol Market, Shaheed Nagar, Sainik Nagar
- Special Amenities: State-of-the-art facilities for business travelers, lush garden.
- Room Rates: Starting from INR 553.
- Distance from Agra tourism destinations: 5 KM away from Taj Mahal, 3.5 KM away from Agra Fort, 8 KM away from Itmad Ud Daula, 8.5 KM away from Chini Ka Rauza
Pyrenees Homestay offer a visual treat like none other for the early risers. Certain sections of this hotel in Agra offers a magnificent view of the Taj Mahal. Just imagine, the white beauty of the Taj decked with early morning sunshine.
- Address: 22/2, R.K. Puram Phase-2, Taj Nagri Rd, R.K. Puram Phase-2, Basai Khurd, Tajganj
- Room Rates: Starting from INR 664.
- Special Amenities: Free bicycles, home cooked food.
- Distance from Agra sightseeing spots: 5 KM away from Taj Mahal, 5.5 KM away from Agra Fort, 8 KM away from Itmad Ud Daula, and 8.5 KM away from Chini Ka Rauza
Hotel Grace Agra
There are hardly any other monuments whose reflection is as beautiful as the real piece. However, the reflection of Taj Mahal on the rippling waters of Yamuna has served as an inspiration for many great poets. This hotel in Agra offers great views of Taj Mahal and its reflection on the Yamuna banks too.
- Address: Tourist Complex Area, Near Taj Mahal, Shamshabad Road, Tajganj
- Room Rates: Starting from INR 504.
- Distance from Agra Sightseeing destinations: 2 KM away from Taj Mahal, 4 KM away from Agra Fort, 7 KM away from Itmad Ud Daula, and 8 KM away from Chini Ka Rauza.
So, which hotel would you choose for your next trip to Agra?