Book a room at one of the best hotels near the Taj Mahal, and the world famous landmark won’t be the only breathtaking experience you have. As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal remains a symbol of love and the rich culture of India. The marble white structure was built by Emperor Shahajan as a mausoleum and tribute to his wife and queen, Mumtaz Mahal, who died following the birth of their 14th child. Taj Mahal hotels offer weary travelers a place to rest-up before visiting this architectural masterpiece.
Hotels Near the Taj Mahal
After a day of romance and history, bedding down at the luxurious 5-star Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Agra means you will be walking across marble floors on your way to the outdoor pool or a traditional Indian massage at the on-site spa. The Hotel Bhoomi Residency is only a few miles away and offer a rooftop pool and free Wi-Fi. A little further up the road is The White Klove, a hotel offering huge rooms and amazing views.
The Taj Mahal is located near the bank of Yamuna in Agra, India and embodies a combination of Persian, Turkish, and Indian architectural styles, known as Mughal. Visitors to the Taj Mahal will gaze upon a white marble structure with a prominent marble dome perched on a long base. The dome rises to 115 feet high above the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. The base of the monument is also 115 feet in length. On both sides of the dome are soaring minarets. The principal designer of the Taj Mahal was Usted Ahmed, a renowned Islamic architect of the age. The Taj Mahal took 17 years to build, from 1631 to 1648, and more than 20,000 workers were needed to complete the project.
Staying at Taj Mahal hotels should include more than just a visit to the monument itself. Tourists should also visit the ancient city of Delhi, which has served for thousands of years as the capital city of many past dynasties in India. Another tourist stop is the city of Jaipur, also called the “Pink City” for its colorful surroundings, which is the site of many historical Indian monuments. Located in the State of Rajastan, travelers to Jaipur can view the Hawa Majal, City Palace, and the Amber Fort.
A fantastic stay at Taj Mahal hotels also should include a trip to the Ranthambore National Park near Jaipur. Ranthambore has one of the largest tiger reserves in the world, where visitors to the tiger sanctuary can witness the majestic animal in its natural habitat rather than a zoo enclosure. Leopards, wild boars, hyenas, birds, reptiles, and sloth bears also make Ranthambore their home. The park has more than 539 species of flowering plants, as well as many indigenous tree species.
The average Taj Mahal visit is anything but. Be prepared to enjoy a spectacular site you will be sharing with your grandchildren. Taking part in an experience like the Taj Mahal means you are becoming part of an awe-inspiring scene witnessed by people from every country in the world for generations. However, if you book a room at one of the amazing hotels near the Taj Mahal, you can be sure that your own, personal experience will be full of stories that everyone will want to hear.