Although the Taj is a chain, this property feels idyllic and individual
By Rupali Dean
Think impressive public areas, fresh flowers, plus a gallant range of contemporary art scattered through the hotel. The public areas are afloat with light.
Taj Hotel & Convention Centre Agra is a gorgeous spot and caters to your every need whether business or leisure and redefines business hospitality with its trademark charm and signature style.
The outside looks not different from an office block, with large stone and plate glass façade. But it’s understated and defiantly contemporary, and this lustrous style endures inside, with glossy floors and large spaces.
It is airy, expansive, positively present-day and engulfed with light. The hotel enjoys a central location, the Taj Mahal is just a five minutes drive and and a range of cultural and entertainment venues are just as close and plenty of taxis are available.
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It spells luxury and exclusivity in various facilities runs through the hotel. Its 239 guest rooms including 12 suites and meeting spaces are augmented by the latest technology.
The service is proficient and smooth, and the staff are fully related to the city and nearby areas, recommending lots of knowledge on wonders and lures ….yes the biggest draw being the Taj Mahal!
There’s an affable buzz about the place: although the Taj is a chain, this property feels idyllic and individual.
What I love most is their supporting local by means of hiring people to showcase pottery, puppet shows and also a unique peek into a show called the Noor -E-Taj which is like a great preview before visiting the Taj Mahal the following day.
Try the rooftop restaurant Infini for dinner with a view: it’s a clean lined, affable space-though it can get busy with residents at weekends. Classic cuisine is the thing here, with lots of good locally sourced ingredients.
Palato is an elegant dining space overlooking a courtyard. Meals here are a buffet affair: plentiful; and with lots of variety. The Lobby Lounge promises well-crafted beverages and light universal bites.
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Hotels like Taj Agra make you happy because someone has paid such attention to detail, made such an effort to make every small thing a thing of joy for you. All in all, wonderfully warm and gracious staff adds an edge to the utterly delightful property.
Must Do In Agra
Walk around Sadar Bazaar, shop and bargain for jutis, and carry some panchi petha as a souvenir.
Visit the seventh wonder of the world AKA Taj Mahal for its history and marvelous architecture.
A visit to the Mehtab garden at sunset and stay back for a picture of the backside of the Taj Mahal…it’s something else!
A visit to the Agra fort and Baby Taj.
A day out to nearby Fatehpur Sikri.
Taj East Gate Road, Agra
T: +91 562 2335555
(Rupali Dean is a noted food and travel writer based out of India)