Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the capital in the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Agra was once the capital of the Mughal empire and even today it seems to linger in the past . Agra, also known as the Theatre of the Titans.
Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the capital in the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Agra was once the capital of the Mughal empire and even today it seems to linger in the past .
Agra, also known as the Theatre of the Titans, is one of the prominent tourist destinations of the World with three renowned heritage monuments - The Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri & Red Fort. Again, Agra has been a vibrant center of Culture, Commerce, Art and Religious philosophies which enriched mankind and shaped human thought over centuries. Moreover, Agra, India is also widely famous for handicraft products such as Inley work on Marvel, Leather work, Footwear, Brasswear, Carpets, Jewellery, Zari and Embroidery work.
The marvel of white marble, the Taj Mahal, is an outstanding example of esoteric architecture and aesthetic magnificence, and is one of the new seven wonders of the modern world. The Taj Mahal alone has been attracting huge number of tourists every year from throughout India and the world, since time immemorial. Built in the later sixteenth century, the Agra Fort is an important historic monuments constructed by Mughals. Grand and spectacular Fatehpur Sikri is an imperial capital built by most famous Mughal emperor Akbar, in the hill of Sikri which is just 40 km west of Agra. The Fatehpur Sikri is said to be the abode place of saint Salim.
Sheer poetry in marble. Majesty and magnificence, unrivalled. The Taj Mahal, the one and only one of its kind across the world. The monumental labour of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen. The ultimate realisation of Emperor Shahjahan's dream.
One of the wonders of the world. From 1631 A.D., it took 22 years in the making. An estimated 20,000 people worked to complete the enchanting mausoleum, on the banks of the Yamuna. For a breathtaking beautiful view of the Taj Mahal, see it by moonlight.
The construction of this marble masterpiece is credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal, who died in AH 1040 (AD 1630). Her last wish to her husband was "to build a tomb in her memory such as the world had never seen before".
Thus emperor Shah Jahan set about building this fairytale like marvel. The construction of Taj Mahal was started in AD 1632 and completed at the end of 1648 AD. For seventeen years, twenty thousand workmen are said to be employed on it daily, for their accommodation a small town, named after the deceased empress-'Mumtazabad, now known as Taj Ganj, was built adjacent to it.
Amanat Khan Shirazi was the calligrapher of Taj Mahal, his name occurs at the end of an inscription on one of the gates of the Taj. Poet Ghyasuddin had designed the verses on the tombstone, while Ismail Khan Afridi of Turkey was the dome maker. Muhammad Hanif was the superintendent of Masons.
The designer of Taj Mahal was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. The material was brought in from all over India and central Asia and it took a fleet of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site.
The central dome is 187 feet high at the centre. Red sandstone was brought from Fatehpur Sikri, Jasper from Punjab, Jade and Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire from Sri Lanka, Coal and Cornelian from Arabia and diamonds from Panna.
In all 28 kind of rare, semi precious and precious stones were used for inlay work in the Taj Mahal. The chief building material, the white marble was brought from the quarries of Makrana, in distt. Nagaur, Rajasthan.
Built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. the fort Is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-E-Am, Diwani-E-Khaas and Musanman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment beside Jahangirs place, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.The construction of the Agra fort was started around 1565 when the initial structures were built by Akbar. Shah Jahan replaced most of these with his marble creations. Some however survived, among them are - Delhi Gate., Amar Singh Gate, Akbari Mahal and the Jehangir Mahal. The fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. It has a total perimeter of 2.4 km, and is ringed by double castellated ramparts of red sandstone punctuated at regular intervals by bastions. A 9 mt. Wide and 10 mt. Deep moat surrounds the outer wall. An imposing 22 mt. High inner wall imparts a feeling of invincible defensive construction. The route through the Amar Singh Gate is dog-legged. The layout of the fort was determined by the course of the river, which in those days flowed alongside. The main axis is parallel to the river and the walls bridge out towards the city.
Gateways: The fort had originally four gates, two of which were later walled up. Delhi gate in the west is fortified by massive octagonal towers and faces the bazaar and leads to the Jama Masjid in the city. Its architectural plan was imperviously devised to put the defenders in an advantageous position. Delhi gate is now closed for visitors.
The Amar Singh Gate lies to the South and is defended by a square bastion flanked by round towers. It had a crooked entrance with dangerous trap points and a steep rise. Its Naubat Khana Court with pillared pavilions is an impressive structure. Visitors are allowed entry through this gate only.
Akbar began building it during his lifetime and his son, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, completed it. Some of its design features are similar to the design of the Taj Mahal built later in Agra.
The mausolumn of emperor Akbar represent his philosphy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures in a superlative region. Completed in 1613 A.D. by his son Jahangir, it is one of the well preserved monuments. This is the last resting place of the Mughal Empror Akbar.
A visit to Akbar's monument opens before one, the completeness of Akbar's personality as completely as the Taj Mahal does of Mumtaz Mahal's. Akbar's vast, beautifully carved, red-ochre sandstone tomb is set amidst a lush garden. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it. To construct a tomb in one's lifetime was a Tartary custom which the Mughals followed religiously. Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction of this pyramidal tomb in 1613.
One can approach the monument from the Southern gate only. Ticket counter is located to the left of this gate.
The tomb stands in the center of a vast garden, which is enclosed by high walls on all sides. In the middles of each enclosing wall is a monumental gateway. The whole garden is divided into four equal quarters on the conventional charbhag plan. Each quarter is separated by a high terrace or raised path with a narrow shallow water channel running at the center. Each terrace has in the center, a tank with fountains.
Although there is only one entrance in use today there exist four red sandstone gates which lead to the mausoleum complex. The decoration on the gateways is strikingly bold, with large mosaic patterns set into it. The gateway's four minarets rising from the corners are particularly striking. Built of red sandstone, the minarets are inlaid with white marble polygonal patterns; the pleasing Proportions & Profuse surface ornamentation makes the gateways very impressive. These gateways reflect a curious hybrid of different styles of architecture-Hindu, Muslim Christian and a patent mixture of Akbar's typical style.
A broad paved causeway lead to the tomb, which has five storeys and is in the shape of a truncated pyramid. The main tomb has a unique square design which is unparalleled by all other Mughal buildings,
The ground floor has spacious cloisters on all four sides except in the middle of the southern side. The cloisters are divided into numerous bays by massive piers & arches. Each bay measures 22 feet square. The centre of the southern side is occupied by a vestibule, which has been ornamented very profusely with exquisite carvings, artistic paintings & inlay work in geometric and floral designs. An inclined and descending passage leads from this vestibule to the mortuary chamber. The tombstone of Akbar is placed in the centre of this room. Geometrical designs achieved by the mosaics of glazed tiles or of colored stones, predominate the tomb.
The second storey has an arcaded verandah on each side which is composed of 23 bays. The use of an ornamental arch and square pillar has brought about unique composition.
THIRD AND FOURTH STOREYS
These storeys are smaller in size than the one below it. They have an identical arrangement of arches supported on pilllars and chhatris attached on the exterior to each façade.
The fifth storey is entirely in white marble as against the lower storeys which are finished in red sandstone.
Itmad-ud-Daula is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, a Persian who had obtained service in Akbar's court. The tomb set a starting precedent as the first Mughal building to be face with white inlaid marble and contrasting stones. Unlike the Taj it is small, intimate and, since it is less frequented, has a gentle serenity.
ABOUT MIRZA GHIYAS BEG
Mirza Ghiyas Beg was the son of Khawaja Muhammad Sharif who was the wazir (Prime Minister) of Khurasan and then of Yazd under the Safawid Emperors of Persia. After the death of his father, Mirza Ghiyas came to India and was introduced to Akbar who enrolled him in the imperial service. Mirza was an able man and rose high by the sheer dint of his merit. On Jahangir's succession in 1605 he became Wazir and received the title of Itmad-ud-Daula (Pillar of Government). Jahangir fell in love with his daughter Mehrunnissa,better known as Nurjahan, and married her in 1611. It was Nur Jahan who built the tomb for her father in 1628 AD, 6 years after his death.
A sandstone pathway leads to the main tomb which stands on a low platform (4m high and 45m square). The tomb is in the centre of a Charbagh, the four-quartered garden, measuring 540 ft and enclosed on all sides by high walls.
THE GARDEN SETTING
False gateways, which may be appropriately called water-pavilions, have been constructed in the centre of the north and south sides. The west side has in its middles a multi- storeyed and multi-roomed pavilion. It overhangs the river impressively and is so open and abundantly airy that it could have served the purpose of a pleasure-pavilion during the lifetime of Itmad-ud-Daula . These subsidiary structures magnificently flank the central edifice on all sides. The shallow water-channels, which originally took water from two overhead tanks situated on the riverside, run on all sides of the garden and around the mausoleum.
THE MAIN TOMB
The main gateway, and also the side pavilions, are constructed of red sandstone, with inlaid designs in white marble. The main tomb is of white marble but it stands on a plinth of red sandstone, having in the centre, of each side opposite the central arch, a tank with a fountain. The tomb is square in plan, with octagonal towers attached to the corners. The towers attain a circular form above the terrace and are surmounted by circular chhatris. Each façade of the tomb is composed of three arches, the central one providing the entrance, the other two on the sides being closed with beautiful trellis screens.
THE INTERIOR OF THE TOMB
The interior is composed of a central mortuary hall housing the cenotaphs of Nur Jahan's mother Asmat Begum and father Itmad-ud-Daula, four oblong rooms on the sides and four square chambers on the corners-all interconnected through common doorways. The corner rooms contain tombstones of some near relations of Nur Jahan including that of her daughter Ladli Begum from her first husband Sher Afghan. Marble screens of geometric lattice work permit soft lightning of the inner chamber.
Before the Taj Mahal was built, its design was already standing in the form of Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb. Built to represent a silver jewel box in marble, this mausoleum houses the body of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the father of the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan. After Noor Jahan married the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, Mirza Ghiyas Beg was appointed the Lord Treasurer of the Empire or Itmad-ud-Daulah.
Itmad - Ud - Daula
To the north of the fort and across the river yamuna are several fine examples of mughal architecture. The itmad -ud -daula was build by the empress Noor Jehan as a memorial to her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, is beautifully ornamented with pietra dura inlay and lattice work marble screens. The city of Agra has an amazing has captured the history of the architectural heritage in the various monuments. Before the Taj Mahal came its ancestor the tomb of the Itmad-ud-Daula. The queen of Jehangir and the daughter of Itmad-ud-daula Nurjahan built the tomb. It was in the year 1628 that the pioneer of the white marble tomb was constructed.
It also houses the cenotaph of Nurjahan's mother Asmat Begum. It is noteworthy that the real name of Nurjahan's father was Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian. Both of the gorgeous Mughal queens namely, Nurjahan and Mumtaz Mahal belonged to the Persian Family. Mumtaz mahal happened to be the daughter of the Nurjahan's brother Asaf Khan.
Itmad-us-daula i.e. the pillar of state was a tile bestowed on him by emperor Jehangir. The tomb is at times refereed to as the baby taj. The mausoleum rests in a walled garden with a view of the river Yamuna. In fact it is approximately one and a half kilometers upstream of the Taj Mahal. The structure is renowned for its pietra dura decoration i.e. the inlay works and the carvings.
It way quiet different from the other Mughal tombs in terms of its architecture. The sight of the tomb is a spectacular indeed even though the structure is not as large as the Taj Mahal. The man Mirza Ghiyas himself laid out the char bagh style of architecture six years before his death that has been used in the construction of the tomb.
The beauty of the white marble with the mosaic and the lattice is simply awesome. The tomb structure has a minaret on each one of its four corners. The walls of the cenotaph reveal the intricate inlay work with a variety of illustrations.
The cypresses and the geometrical designs are worth watching. The depiction of the wine flask with the snakes as handles is a recurrent theme on the walls of the chamber. The adjacent chamber has the tombs of the other members of the family.
The decoration of the main chamber has been done with the extensive use of the semi-precious stones on the mosaics. The ornamentation that displays the indian version of the pietra dura is believed to have been different from the symbolic decoration followed in Europe. On your trip to Agra do not miss to visit the tomb the predecessor of the Taj Mahal.
Royal city perfectly preserved, Fatehpur Sikri provides a marvellous escape into the past. Akbar embarked on the construction of a new capital here when a prophecy of the birth of a male royal heir, by the Sufi Saint Salim Chisti of Sikri, came true. Fatehpur Sikri is an epic in red sandstone. A city of yeasteryear, today lost in the mists of time. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D.. Mughal Emperor Akbar had no heir. He visited holy men to enlist their prayers for his son.
When he visited Sheikh Salim Chishti who was living at the village of Sikri the saint foretold the emperor that he would be blessed with a son. When is son was born, he is gratitude, constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Later, due to sortage of water and unrest in North-West, Akbar has to abandon this city. The beautiful marvel tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti still attract thousands who seek blessings of the revered saint. Other renowned places are Dewane-e-Am, Dewane-e-Khaas, Buland Darwaja, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai Palace and Birbal Bhawan. Fatehpur Sikri is about 39 K.M. from Agra.Imposing gateways and light- hearted palaces were built in red sandstone within this fortified city only to be abandoned a few years later.
Among its many architectural game are the places for his queens - Jodha Bai, Mariyam and his Turkish sultana, built in varying styles, each perfect in itself.
The Diwan-e-Khas entirely unique in its concept is a tall vaulted room with an intricately carved central pillar and capital supporting a platform that once held the emperor's throne.
Narrow galleries link this to the corners of the room where it is believed his ministers sat The airy Panch Mahal a 5 storied structure rising in pyramidal fashion was probably used by the ladies of the court.
Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the finest building here, the marble tomb of Salim Chisti enclosed by finely carved, lacy marble screens.
The Buland Darwaza, an imposing gateway 54 m high was built to commemorate Akbar's Aligarh the famous university town is a center of Islamic studies. The city is also noted for its handicrafts and metal wares.
Agra not only one of the most well-known tourist destination of North India but is also a shopper's paradise city. Abounds with several shopping malls and places, Shopping in Agra is a delightful experience for its visitors.
Agra is the place where you can buy some of the notable leather items along with other shopping items. Delicate and beautiful carved handicrafts items, Brassware goods, replicas of Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, made in marble and handmade noted leather items are some of the most well known shopping goods of Agra.
Leather sandals, purses, bags are the high point of Agra Shopping. One can also find delicate sandalwood and rosewood craftwork as well as soft stone inlay work and durries, the Zari embroidery work. Jewellery items of Agra are also well popular both among the foreigners as well as locals. Besides, rugs and carpets are also popular.
The major shopping areas in Agra include Taj Mahal Complex, Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar and many others. These places not only add more charm and gems to the beauty of Agra but also provide platform for various artists to show their artistic talents.
Sadar Bazaar and south of Taj Gang are popular shopping areas in Agra. Shilpagram, a craft village on the eastern side of Taj Mahal in Agra, is a popular open-air emporium that is frequented by many tourists on their shopping in Agra. With number of expensive emporiums lining the street, these shopping areas have plenty of rest houses and restaurants to choose from on your tour to Agra, under the Golden Triangle Tours package offered by Adventure Tours of India.
The Kinari Bazaar, also known as the old marketplace, near Jama Masjid, has many small distinct trading areas that date back to the Mughal period. The Loha Mandi (Iron Market), Sabzi Mandi (Vegetable Market) and the Nai-ki-Mandi (Barber's Market) are the main markets though the latter no longer functions as a barber's area, rather it is famous for its textiles.
Yet there are many shopping places in Agra but it is advisable to shop at government recommended emporiums and souvenir shops. If the bustling shopping streets and markets doesn't excite you then one can also shop at big shopping malls. Shopping at Agra is the thing which one has to never miss while touring Agra, the city of Taj Mahal.
Agra is also well known for its sweets 'petha' and 'Gazak' and saltish snack 'Dalmoth. When shopping in Agra, do not forget to take home a pack of paethas for which the streets of Agra are famous world over.
Location :: 10 kms from Agra Airport, 7 kms from Agra Cantt. Railway Station.
Rooms :: 106 Elegantly Appointed Rooms.
Room Facilities :: All Rooms with Teak Wood Flooring, Finest Hand Crafted Furniture, Spacious Marble Bathrooms with separate shower stalls, Walk-in Closet in Rooms, Personal Bar, Satellite Television, Compact Disc, Digital Video Player, In - Room Safes, Two line Telephones with dataports
Other Facilities :: Private Butler Service, In-house laundry & dry-cleaning, Fruit & Flowers, Complimentary Newspapers , 24- hour in-room dining.
Details :: Oberoi Resort the Amarvilas Hotel in Agra offers exotic views of the Taj Mahal. There are immense dining options at the Amarvilas. Bellevue is the multi-cuisine restaurant where Mediterranean and Asian menus are popular.
Location :: 1.5 Kms from Taj.
Rooms :: 285, Double: 283, Suites: 2.
Room Facilities :: Room Service H/C Running water, Telephone, TV, Channel Music.
Other Facilities :: Conference Facilities, Beauty Parlour, Shopping Arcade, Health Club Swimming Pool, Tennis, Mini-Golf, Money Changer, Banking, Safe Deposit, Baby Sitting, Valet, Travel Desk.
Details :: The Mughal Sheraton also had the honor of receiving the British Safety Councilâ€™s coveted â€˜Sword of Honorâ€™ award, for its commitment to safety. The hotel is sprawled over 30 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. It reflects the ancient mughal architecture.
Location :: 7 kms from Airport, 3 kms from Railway Station.
Rooms :: 237, Double: 235, Suites: 2.
Room Facilities :: Room Service H/C Running water, Telephone, TV, Channel Music, Safe Deposit.
Other Facilities :: Business Centre, Separate Execute Floor, Banquet & Conference Facilities, Beauty Parlour, Shopping Arcade, Swimming Pool.
Details :: For more than three decades, this hotel in Agra has been home to a number of tourists, guests and celebrities. Agra hotel with its Standard Double Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Suites, many of them offering an uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal, modern amenities and gastronomic delights, the Hotel Clark Shiraz, Agra continues to remain a house of traditions and hospitality, where personal care is the hallmark of service.
Location :: 10 kms from Airport, 5 kms from Railway Station.
Rooms :: 83, Double: 79, Suites: 4.
Room Facilities :: Room Service, Individual Temperature Control, H/C Running water, Telephone, TV, Channel Music, Safe Deposit.
Other Facilities :: Coffee Shop, Business Centre, Separate Execute Floor, Banquet & Conference Facilities, Beauty Parlour, Shopping Arcade, Swimming Pool.
Details :: Howard Park Plaza, Agra offers the discerning traveller and privileged business person 83 first class rooms & suites. The hotelâ€™s cuisine is known for its taste and splendour. Howard Park Plaza guests enjoy a view of the Taj Mahal from the rooftop viewing gallery.
Location :: 8 kms from Airport, 4.5 kms from Railway Station.
Rooms :: 44, Single: 4, Double: 40.
Room Facilities :: Room Service, H/C running water, Telephone, TV, Channel Music, Fridge.
Other Facilities :: Banquet & Conference Facilities, Coffee Shop, Swimming Pool, Childrens play ground, Folk Dances, Cultural Programs.
Details :: Hotel Atithi in Agra is situated very near the Taj Mahal. The hotel is one of the best three star hotels in the city. The hotel provides state of the art hospitality services to the guests.Most of the tourists prefer to stay in this hotel as Taj Mahal is very close to it.
Location :: 6 kms from Airport, 4 kms from Railway Station.
Rooms :: 97, Double: 93, Suites: 4.
Room Facilities :: Room Service, H/C running water, Telephone, TV, Channel Music, Tea/ Coffee Maker.
Other Facilities :: Banquet & Conference Facilities, Coffee Shop, Swimming Pool, Shopping Arcade.
Details :: Man Singh palace at Agra makes you relive the centuries old romance. Effortlessly blending five star comfort. The hotel enthralls guests with its cinemascope extravaganza. The Fountain Court house speciality restaurants and a bar serving a wide variety of cuisines and drinks
Location :: Four km from the Taj Mahal, Four km from Agra Fort, Agra.
Rooms :: 269 Rooms.
Room Facilities :: Air conditioning, Cable/satellite TV, Clock radio, Coffee/tea maker, Complimentary newspaper, Cribs (infant beds) available, Hair dryer, Housekeeping, In-room safe, Internet access - high speed, Internet access - wireless, Iron/ironing board, Minibar, Rollaway beds, Telephone, Television - Satellite service, Wake-up calls.
Other Facilities :: Air-conditioned public areas; Bar/lounge; Coffee shop or cafÃ©; Elevator/lift; Gift shops or newsstand; Number of floors: 3; Number of rooms: 269; Poolside bar; Restaurant(s) in hotel; Shopping on site; Swimming pool - outdoor
Details :: Marvellous interiors, superb service, wonderful cuisine, and contemporary technology come together to create an extraordinary experience that is both grand and intimate at The Mughal, Agra. Located on 35 acres of enchanting gardens, our hotel is situated near the city centre and in close proximity to the exotic Taj Mahal.
Location :: Taj Mahal - 2 km / 1 mi , Jami Masjid - 3.5 km / 2.5 mi , The preferred airport for The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad is Agra (AGR-Kheria) - 8 km / 5 mi, Agra.
Rooms :: 95 Rooms.
Room Facilities :: Cable/satellite TV, Premium TV channel(s), Complimentary newspaper, Air conditioning, Multi-line phone, Internet access - surcharge, Voice mail, Bottled water in room (complimentary), Refrigerator, Minibar, Coffee/tea maker Wake-up calls, Housekeeping, Turndown service, Makeup/shaving mirror, Sewing kit, Slippers, Extra towels/bedding in room, Handheld shower, Bathroom telephone, Bathrobes, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Shower/tub combination, In-room safe, Trouser press, Iron/ironing board (on request), Desk, Rollaway beds, Cribs (infant beds) available, Smoking rooms only.
Other Facilities :: Swimming pool - outdoor, Massage - treatment room(s), Steam room, Concierge services, Complimentary newspapers in lobby, Fitness equipment, Restaurant(s) in hotel, Bar/lounge, Coffee shop or cafÃ©, Room service (24 hours), Limo or Town Car service available, Banquet facilities, Meeting rooms (small groups), Conference room(s), Event catering, Secretarial services, Business services, Internet access in public areas - surcharge, Internet access in public areas - high speed, Number of rooms: 95, 24-hour front desk, Porter/bellhop, Doorman/doorwoman, Security guard, Safe-deposit box - front desk, Number of suites: 5, Gift shops or newsstand, Shopping on site, Hair salon, ATM/banking Tour assistance, Currency exchange, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Laundry facilities, Arcade/game room, Library, Patio, Barbecue grill(s), Shoe shine, Air-conditioned public areas, Elevator/lift, Wedding services, Airport transportation (surcharge).
Details :: Gracious interiors, personalized service and The Gateway Hotel's unique style are complemented by Agra's glittering monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Set amidst six acres of landscaped gardens, this tranquil retreat is an ideal spot for a business or leisure stay.
Location :: 500 meters from Agra Kheria Airport (AGR), 8.1 kilometers from Taj Mahal, 5.9 kilometers from Jama Masjid
Rooms :: rooms:71 rooms, 3 suites
Room Facilities :: Air conditioning, Blackout drapes/curtains, Bottled water in room (complimentary), Coffee/tea maker, Complimentary newspaper, Complimentary toiletries, Desk, Direct-dial phone, Housekeeping, Makeup/shaving mirror, Premium bedding, Premium TV channel(s), Private bathroom, Separate sitting area, Shower only, Telephone, Television, Television - Cable service, Turndown service, Window opens, Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge.
Other Facilities :: 24-hour business center; Air-conditioned public areas; Ballroom(s); Designated smoking areas; Dial-up Internet access - surcharge; Number of buildings/towers 1; Number of floors: 1; Number of rooms: 71; Number of suites: 3; On-site medical assistance available; Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge; Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
Details :: Extraordinary services combined with a homely & cozy atmosphere define the Grand hotel in Agra, India. This fine three star retreat enjoys a central location in the city and is popular with business and leisure travelers alike. 'Service with a smile' seems to be the motto at the Grand hotel with the staff always going out of its way to ensure a comfortable stay for you.
Location :: 12 kms from Airport, 7 kms from Railway Station.
The Trident Agra, Fatehabad Road, Agra 282 001.
Rooms :: 140, Double:139, Suites: 1.
Room Facilities :: Room Service, H/C running water, Telephone, TV, Channel Music, Tea/ Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer.
Other Facilities :: Business Centre, Banquet & Conference Facilities, Coffee Shop, Swimming Pool, Shopping Arcade.
Details :: The Trident Agra gives a unique and relaxed ambience and an ideal base from which to explore the Taj Mahal. This elegant low rise hotel is situated in 6 acres of beautiful gardens. The central courtyard and stone work at the hotel is reminiscent of the Mughal era.