Less than half a mile from the resplendent Taj Mahal, The Oberoi Amarvilas boasts one of the most special hotel settings in the world. Designed to imitate a dazzling Indian palace, every part of the property is an ode to Mughal-inspired splendour, with its colonnaded courts, sparkling fountains, marble-shrouded pavilions and gold-flecked ceilings. Vast windows frame an unobstructed panorama of the Taj Mahal in every single guestroom and suite; each one adorned with hand-woven rugs, delicate filigree screens, teak floors and silk headboards.
The air around the sunken swimming pool is thick with frangipani, and the soothing spa provides the perfect antidote to a day navigating the vast mausoleum complex (golf buggies are on hand to whisk guests to and from the gates). There are two restaurants; Esphahan, serving Mughal delights straight from the tandoor oven, and all-day Bellevue - which can probably claim the best sundowner spot in the entire state.
Couples and romantics
Those seeking a truly outstanding experience
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Enjoy a signature cocktail from the bar admiring the views of the Taj Mahal
Spend an afternoon by the pool or with some pampering in the spa
Dine on fine Mughal cuisine in Esphahan
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Tour the breathtaking Taj Mahal at dawn or sunset
Visit the red sandstone Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site
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