Find a Home Away from Home – 5 Star Hotels Near Taj Mahal

Agra is also known as the “Tourists’ Paradise” not just because it houses the famous Taj Mahal that beckons tourists from across the globe but also because it is a cluster of various other historical monuments and places that have always remained a delight for the tourists visiting the place. It is because of this reason that there are many lavish hotels, mainly 5 star hotels near Taj Mahal that are always welcoming the guests of Agra and offering excellent service in terms of hospitality.

The best 5 star hotels near Taj Mahal

Hotel Clarks Shiraz – Situated very close to the famous Sadar Bazar, Hotel Clarks Shiraz is a favorite of many of the rich tourists visiting Agra. People who come to see the Taj Mahal as well as the other edifices of Agra, check in this hotel as it is one place that offers impeccable hospitality. Spread over an area of 8 acres, Hotel Clarks Shiraz offers the best cuisines and beverages. It is the business class of people mainly that prefer to stay here owing to its high class service.

ITC Mughal, Agra – Well, the most noteworthy thing about ITC Mughal, Agra is that it has won the celebrated Aga Khan Award for the near seamless illustration of the Mughal architecture. With a flawless service up on offer at this hotel, the guests are surely in for a very special treatment that will make them feel very much “at home”. A single glimpse at this posh hotel will illustrates grandeur and panache. ITC Mughal, Agra, is one of the most lavish 5 star hotels near Taj Mahal. The complex houses various facilities such as Business Centre, Shopping Arcade, Royal Spa, Jogging Path, Sauna Room and many more.

The Oberoi Amarvilas – This grand resort is situated at a distance of about 600 meters from the admirable Taj Mahal that is always on the top list of tourist destinations of every tourist and backpacker visiting India.  The design of The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra is such that is certain to take your breath away. From its top towers and rooms you can easily catch a glimpse of the Taj Mahal at any part of the day. Add to it the flawless service offered by the thoroughly professional yet hospitable staff of the hotel. The interiors are richly detailed and you can enjoy the scrumptious Indian and International cuisines served here. The rooms are extremely cozy with facilities of DVD Player, LCD TV, Wireless Internet Connection and others.

Radisson Blu Hotel Taj East Gate Road – Over the decades, the name of the posh and perfect Radisson Blu Hotel Taj East Gate Road has been synonymous with immaculate hospitality as it is one of the most illustrious 5 star hotels near Taj Mahal. With plush rooms and extraordinary suites, this hotel with its striking interiors, brilliant service and delicious cuisines remains a favorite of the tourists. The high class prefers to check in at this hotel as it is in close vicinity to the major tourist attractions of Agra such as Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Itmad-ud-Daulah and others.

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Opulent Choices: Restaurants in Mumbai

The city of Mumbai is always thriving with people and also newer types of innovations and places to hang out. One of the most important things of any city are its restaurants, and restaurants in Mumbai are just as important in the arena of Mumbai tourism as any other factor might be. Mumbai is a famous city and a lot of foreigners as well as Indian wealthy classes flock to the city for various purposes, be it business, or just recreation. Hence, to suit the needs of such a clientele the city of Mumbai has a wide variety of restaurants that suit the tastes of these people who want everything wrapped in luxury and style and would settle for nothing but the best, even in terms of food.

Indigo is one of the famous restaurants in Mumbai. Situated in the posh locality of South Mumbai, it caters generally to European and Asian taste palates. The décor is minimalistic yet beautiful with a splendid pond in the center of the dining room which is sky-lit and has a beautiful Shiva reflection on to it. It is the preferred choice of a large number of businessmen and also famous dignitaries because of its relaxing and classy atmosphere. It also offers an exclusive wine menu which sets it apart from most other restaurants in Mumbai.

If you are somebody who is a big fan of Japanese cuisine then Wasabi by Morimoto is just the place for you to be. It has been ranked as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world which adds a huge credit to Mumbai tourism. The restaurant has a well stacked bar with good quality whiskey and the menu is something that they always keep experimenting with. It is said to be the sushi lover’s paradise in Mumbai and the latest addition of a wide number of dishes specially a variety of mushroom dishes have made it even more popular amongst the list of restaurants in Mumbai.

The Taj Mahal Hotel has always been known for its luxury and opulence. The Golden Dragon at the Taj Mahal Hotel just lives up to the status of the hotel and provides for an exotic and mouthwatering fare of oriental dishes that are spiced up in its famous kitchen. There is a massive statue of the Buddha at its altar, and it adds a better touch of the orient to the restaurant. Also, the Golden Dragon has facilities for private dining and can accommodate around twelve people in a private dining room.

The Oberoi Grand is another one of the leading hotels in Mumbai and it has a restaurant called Ziya. This restaurant of The Oberoi is the baby of two Michelin star chef Vineet Bhatia who is a very celebrated chef in the culinary world. He is regarded very highly also among the UK culinary scenario as one of the famous chefs of Indian origin in the UK. His twist to Indian dishes are a reason why one must try the food at Ziya.

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This guest post is submitted by Stephenleuis. Stephenleuis is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide that helps to plan your trip. This time he has written on Mumbai Tourism.

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