Agra is located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the Yamuna River. It is a testimony to the Mughal aesthetic brilliance, with magnificent structures, portraying the heritage of India. The city is home to a lot of ornate tombs, attracting a large number of tourists from all over the world. The bustling arcades contrast the lush, peaceful gardens along the river. Trains, buses and taxis from all parts of the country can be taken to visit this destination.
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Taj Mahal is an epitome of poetry and love, embedded in its fine white marble structure. Besides this, the city is also home to many other spectacular monuments like Agra Fort. This fortress, featuring a blend of Hindu and Islamic architectures, was built by Akbar, one of the greatest Indian emperors. The mausoleums of Mariam-uz-Zamani, also known as Jodha Bai, Akbar and Itimad-ud-Daulah are also renowned city attractions. Chini Ka Ruaza, another tomb complex here, is known for the remains of ornate tiles on its walls. People can stay at luxurious hotels like ITC Mughal and Radisson Blu that offer all modern amenities.
ITC Mughal Agra
The hotel is located around 4 km away from the famous Taj Mahal. It has 233 accommodation options, including Mughal Rooms, Mughal Chambers, and Royal Mughal, Presidential and Grand Presidential suites. A multi-channel television with DVD player is available in every room for guests to watch movies and shows in their leisure time. Everyone is provided with a tea and coffee maker to start their day on a refreshing note. Three conference halls with internet access are also housed in the hotel for corporate travellers.
ITC Mughal Agra has numerous gardens for people to host weddings and other celebratory functions on a grand scale. For health-conscious guests, the on-site fitness club offers modern exercise equipment. Spa and salon facilities for relaxation and rejuvenation after a tiring day are also available here. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the sparkling swimming pool of the property. There are four restaurants here, offering a wide array of cuisines and drinks. A lounge-cum-bar is also available to try drinks in an elegant decor.
Radisson Blu Agra
The property is at a short distance from major tourist attractions of the city like Taj Mahal and Sikandra, making transportation convenient. Guests can stay in 142 rooms, including Superior, Deluxe and Business class rooms, and Executive and Radisson suites. A large work desk, along with free Wi-Fi is provided in the rooms. En suite mini-bar with liquors of numerous brands can be used for refreshment. A flat-screen TV with a number of channels across all genres is available to all occupants as well. Meals and snacks can be enjoyed in privacy via the 24-hour in-room dining service, provided by the hotel.
Daawat-e-Nawab, an in-house restaurant, provides various Indian dishes on uniquely crafted bell metal dinnerware. Radisson Blue Agra houses the Colorbar-Tapas and Barbeque Restaurant, which offers a large selection of wines, and Indian and Continental dishes with lively music and ambience. Guests can sip coffee any time of the day at the 24-hour cafe, The Latitude. It serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of beverages. At Liquid Lounge, diners can sip cocktails, watch sports events and dance to the in-house DJ, whereas at Tea Lounge they can have freshly brewed tea with chocolates and pastries. Ayurvedic massages can be availed at the on-site spa for rejuvenation after an adventurous day. A fitness centre, featuring an outdoor sparkling pool, is also available for relaxation.
The city, along with its hotels, ensures a memorable and unforgettable experience to all travellers.