Amazing Taj view hotels Agra

Check out the Best Hotels near Taj Mahal, Agra!

A monument of love and affection! A modern wonder of the world! A Mausoleum! A World Heritage Site! – This is what describes the Taj Mahal. Renowned all over the world as a testament for love, Taj Mahal is probably the most recognizable building in the world after the pyramids of Egypt.

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The mammoth undertaking involved 1000 elephants along with 22,000 workers who worked tirelessly to make it happen. It took a painstaking 20 years to complete the Taj Mahal since its inception.

The Taj Mahal attracts around 10 million visitors every year with its sheer beauty and ever-lasting elegance.

Imagine looking out of your window and gazing into the night sky inundated with the silhouette of the majestic Taj. There are only a few accommodation options which can boast of a view of the Taj Mahal from its compound.

Listed below are the best hotels near Taj Mahal, Agra

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Best mid range hotels near Taj Mahal Agra:

Hotel Taj Resorts

Hotels with Taj Mahal view

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Hotel Taj Resorts is a modern hotel set in a beige building located very close to the Taj Mahal.

The contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee maker and mini-bars. Higher category rooms also feature additional sitting or living areas and sofas. Being a full service hotel, room service is accessible round the clock.

Amenities at Hotel Taj Resorts feature 2 restaurants including one on the rooftop with a view of the magnificent Taj Mahal, an outdoor pool to beat the Agra heat.

The hotel provides complimentary transfers to nearby railway stations and the airport.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 1.1 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 14 kms

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Howard Plaza – The Fern

Budget hotels near Taj Mahal

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Howard Plaza – The Fern is a modern palatial hotel located about 3 kms from the famous Agra Fort and 3.5 kms from Jama Masjid mosque.

Featuring hardwood floors, the contemporary rooms also feature mini-bars, flat-screen TVs and chargeable Wi-Fi. Suites at The Fern provide for additional sitting areas and dining tables.

Howard Plaza Hotel features a wonderfully lit, spacious cafe where a buffet breakfast is served every day, an upscale restaurant with private dining, and a laid-back tea lounge with a patio. The holistic spa at The Fern features a gym along with an outdoor pool.

Valet service is available at the hotel, transfers to railway stations and airport are also available for a fee.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 1.9 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 11.5 kms

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Four Points by Sheraton Agra

Taj Mahal view hotels Agra

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Built in a sleek building, Four Points by Sheraton Agra is an upscale hotel located some 5 km from Agra Fort and 7 km from the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah mausoleum.

Relaxed rooms with wood floors feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini-bars. Upgraded rooms and suites add tea and coffee making facilities; some have seating areas along with views of the Taj Mahal. Round the clock room service is available to keep up with the brands’ reputation.

Parking facility at the Four Points by Sheraton Agra is offered free of charge while the grand breakfast spread is a chargeable affair that is served in an international eatery. There’s also an elegant rooftop restaurant overlooking the Taj Mahal. Other amenities include a posh, wood-paneled bar, a rooftop pool and a gym.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 3 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 13.4 kms

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DoubleTree by Hilton Agra

Luxury hotels in Agra

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Offering views of the Taj Mahal, DoubleTree by Hilton Agra is a quintessential modern hotel that is located about 5 km from both the iconic Agra Fort and the Mughal-era gardens at Mehtab Bagh.

Polished rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks with ergonomic chairs, along with walk-in showers. Only the higher category rooms has views of the Taj Mahal. Suites at the DoubleTree by Hilton Agra also include additional separate living rooms and mini-bars along with Taj Mahal views.

There are 4 restaurants at the DoubleTree by Hilton Agra including a plush bar, international dining and a poolside option with Taj Mahal views. Amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a round the clock fitness room,a spa, an outdoor courtyard and regular live entertainment.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 3 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 15.1 kms

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Mansingh Palace

Hotels close to Taj Mahal

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Overlooking the Taj Mahal, Mansingh Palace is a modern hotel located some 3 kms from the landmark Moti Masjid and 6 km from the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah, a marble mausoleum.

Featuring British colonial furnishings, the relaxed, non-smoking rooms offer free Wi-F, flat-screen TVs, electronic safes, bath-tubs, mini-bars, and tea/coffee making facilities. The deluxe suites on the far side of the hotel add views of the Taj Mahal.

Mansingh Palace hotel include 2 restaurants that dishes out some great authentic Lucknowi cuisine along with usual western food (but with a twist), a well stocked cocktail bar and a fitness centre.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 4 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 11.3 kms

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Best Luxury hotels near Taj Mahal, Agra:

The Oberoi Amarvilas

Taj Mahal view hotels Agra

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Barely a 5 minute walk from the Taj Mahal, The Oberoi Amarvilas is an upscale luxury 5 star hotel located around 4 kms from the red sandstone Agra Fort and 4.7 km from Jama Masjid mosque.

The chic, ornate rooms and suites all feature views of the Taj Mahal along with Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Almost every room has a separate sitting areas. Upgraded rooms and suites add a range of features including wall-to-wall windows and balconies. Room service at this ultra-luxury hotel is available 24-hours.

Amenities at The Oberoi Amarvilas include 2 restaurants and a bar, as well as a Mughal-style courtyard with fountains, and an outdoor pool surrounded by landscaped gardens. There’s also a lounge, a terrace and a gym.

The hotel provides complimentary transfers to/from railway stations and airport.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 1.3 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 15.4 kms

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The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra

Amazing Taj view Hotels Agra

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Set amid 6 acres of gardens, The Gateway Hotel is a luxury upscale property located around 3.1 km from Agra Fort.

Bright, refined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and tea/coffee making facilities. Stylish upscale suites provides for additional sitting areas. Most rooms at The Gateway Hotel have views of the Taj Mahal.

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served in the in-house restaurant with opulent options. Dining options include a 24-hour coffee shop and a casual restaurant with live music. The lounge-bar offers amazing cocktails, cigars and live entertainment. Other amenities consist of an outdoor, fresh water pool, a fitness centre and various sports courts.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 2.1 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 11.8 kms

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Agra Taj East Gate

Extravagant hotels in Agra

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Agra Taj East Gate is a modern hotel that is about 8 km from the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah and 9 km from Agra city centre.

The contemporary rooms feature free Wi-Fi, minibars, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and desks with ergonomic chairs, along with tea and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with sofas, and some have separate dining rooms and terraces.

Amenities at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Agra Taj East Gate include an upscale restaurant, a 24-hour cafe and a modern sports bar, as well as a tea lounge and a poolside tapas bar and barbecue. There’s also an outdoor pool, a fitness center with a steam room and hot tub, and a business center.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 2.5 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 13 kms

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ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Luxury Taj Mahal hotel

Source: ITC Mughal Agra

Amid 14 hectares of landscaped gardens sits the contemporary hotel ITC Mughal about 3.5 km from the red sandstone Agra Fort.

Spacious and elegant rooms with exquisite marble floors feature TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, and chargeable Wi-Fi as well as cabled internet. Upgraded rooms and suites also include amazing decor, massage chairs, separate living areas along with butler service apart from the usual round the clock room service.

Amenities at the ITC Mughal, Agra include 3 fantastic restaurants, 2 bars, an outdoor pool, jogging tracks, tennis courts and mini-golf area. The fascinating spa with a fitness room is perfect after a long day along with a dip in the plunge pool followed by a hot tub session.

The hotel provides transfers for its guests from the nearest railway station as well as airport.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 2.6 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 12.3 kms

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Trident Agra

Hilton hotels Agra

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Set on landscaped gardens, Trident Agra is a luxury upscale hotel set in an elegant, low-rise building built around a courtyard that 6 km from the Agra Fort.

Featuring pool or garden views, the polished rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, mini-bars, and tea/coffee making facilities, as well as sitting areas. Suites add separate living rooms, dining areas and marble bathrooms. Room service is available.

There’s a sleek restaurant and a casual Italian eatery with pool views, as well as a trendy bar. Other amenities at Trident Agra includes an outdoor pool, a spa and a 24-hour fitness room, plus a kids’ club. Parking is the property complimentary.

Distance from Taj Mahal – 2.6 kms; Distance from Agra Airport – 12.3 kms

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Although many people have visited and seen the majestic symbol of eternal love, it is quite astounding to know that people would like to visit this monument over and over again even with the growing crowds. However, a way around it would be to stay in a hotel near Taj Mahal that would have a great view of the monument.

Have you been to the Taj Mahal? Do share your experience in the comments below.

24 Comments

  • Medha October 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

    These are some brilliant hotels in Agra, no doubt. However, they all seem slightly expensive. On my last trip, I was looking for more budget options and didn’t seem to find many, especially not close to Taj Mahal. However, the ones listed here are absolutely gorgeous, considering you’re happy to shell out some money 🙂

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    • Ozzy October 6, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Hey Medha, thanks for taking the time out to have a look at this list. Please see my intention with this post was to provide info about hotels that has some sort of view of the Taj Mahal. Unfortunately most budget hotels do not have that kind of luxury. Most of the mid range hotels mentioned in the list would cost within a range of US$60-120.
      But copious amount of money, anything is possible in terms of luxury, example – Oberoi Amarvilas with the most expensive hotel room in India.

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  • Tifanee October 7, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Wow, theses are really beautiful! It would be so nice to stay any of the options that you listed and to see the Taj Mahal! They all have such a magical feel to them.

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  • Carola October 7, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Staying with a view of the Taj Mahal seems like a must-do when visiting this magical place. I wonder whether any of the hotels also offer bespoke tours of the site?

    Happy continued travels!
    C

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    • Ozzy October 7, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Oh yes they surely do arrange tours Carola. Guess what, the Taj Mahal still have some hidden spots which are only known to very few locals (mostly hoteliers).

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  • Fiona Maclean October 8, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I love the look of the gateway hotel with that great view. And I am a big fan of Oberoi group. Is there a big premium for staying near the Taj Mahal?

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    • Ozzy October 10, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Oberoi does have some of the most lux hotels around the world. If you’d like to stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra then you’ll have to shell out a premium as they are known for being the closest property to the Taj and every room has a Taj view.

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  • Jane M October 9, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Looks like a fabulous selection of hotels so close to Agra. But, if my stay in India was anything to go by, I bet they’re all pretty expensive. I found it so hard to find good accommodation at a good price in India and ended up staying in some truly awful hotels! I think I’d choose the ITC Mughal if I could fit it into my budget.

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    • Ozzy October 10, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Hi Jane, the ultra luxury ones are a tad expensive but there are a few mid range hotels with the Taj Mahal view which would fit into most budgets. The Taj Resorts for e.g. has a starting price of US$75 plus taxes.

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  • Kaila Yu October 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks for the amazing selection of hotels! I would definitely choose to stay at the luxurious ITC Mughal hotel!

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  • Liz Deacle October 10, 2017 at 3:26 am

    I was ooking at these and thinking I bet we couldnt afford to stay there but then I saw the comments above and $60-$120 would be worth one night to see that view (there are 4 of us). Thanks for such an infomative post!

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  • Paul (@luxury__travel) October 10, 2017 at 7:46 am

    What a gorgeous hotel. Love those shots with the Taj Mahal in the background! Sadly I never made it to Agra on my trip to Delhi a couple of years ago but next time I hope to get there, and the Taj (we stayed at one of the Taj hotels in Delhi) looks to be the place to stay.

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  • Leona October 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    They all look lovely but I think the Oberoi would be my pick. I have never been to India but it is high on the list

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  • Sara Essop October 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I visited the Taj Mahal a few years ago and stayed at the Howard Plaza hotel, which I really enjoyed. Great list.

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  • Derek Cullen November 16, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Although the Sheraton and Blue Radison are overflowing with luxury, I have stayed in the Hilton on more than a few occasions. Obviously not in this part of the world but nevertheless, they always hold up to the same standard and a similar style. Doubletree looks awesome, I saw some more photos online but didn’t realise it also had four restaurants – amazing if you plan on staying there for more than a couple of nights! Cheers for the info

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    • Ozzy November 17, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Hi Derek, since you have experienced the service of Hilton, Sheraton and Radisson; might I suggest you stay in a Taj or Oberoi hotels anywhere in the world (but more so in India), you will experience something that is unmatched. 🙂

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  • Charles McCool November 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Well, if I am going to go all the way to Agra (I have not yet been there) then I do hope to stay in a nice hotel. The view from Four Points looks magnificent and I do like SPG. Maybe I will redeem points.

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    • Ozzy November 20, 2017 at 6:41 am

      Hi Charles, let me just say this – you won’t regret redeeming your point at the Sheraton in Agra.

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  • Carol Colborn November 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I will choose between the Oberoi Amarvilas and the Four Points by Sheraton. The views of the Taj Majal from there are awesome!

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    • Ozzy November 20, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Hi Carol, Oberoi Amarvilas and Sheraton are the closest hotels to Taj Mahal. They have impeccable views of the monument from almost every room.
      They are ultra luxury hotels and the money spent there is totally worth it!

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  • Alli November 19, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Wow, these all seem to have absolutely incredible views of the Taj Mahal! I love the look of The Oberoi Amarvilas, so pretty! This destination is high on my bucket list!

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    • Ozzy November 20, 2017 at 6:43 am

      Hi Alli, You have got to make a trip to see the Taj asap. The Taj Mahal might be taken off the tourist list soon (as per the local news).

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  • Eloise November 19, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. They all look incredibly luxurious. Do you know if there is an eco-friendly option there (making efforts for the local environment and population)? That’s something I look for when I book an accommodation.
    I haven’t visited Taj Mahal yet, but in general I think it’s a great tip to stay for one night and visit before the crowd arrives.

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    • Ozzy November 20, 2017 at 6:48 am

      Hi Eloise, please see The Gateway Hotel and Mansingh Palace hotel in Agra are considered to be eco-friendly and green hotels (eco-certified). They employ local people (mostly) and have organic gardens for the restaurants.
      Ideally, I would advise staying for 2 nights at least as apart from the Taj Mahal, there are a lot of interesting places/monuments nearby as well- like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, etc.

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