ITC Mughal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Agra
Located on 35 enchanting acres, our hotel is situated close to the city centre and gardens, as well as the Taj Mahal – one of the world’s most fabled monuments. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is the finest example of symmetry and balance in architecture and is now on the World’s Heritage list.
Our concierge recommends the following sites as top regional stops:
Originally planned as an impregnable military structure by Akbar, the Agra Fort has acquired all the elegance, lavishness, and majesty of an imperial palace.
Fatehpur Sikri was built by the side of an artificial lake about three kilometres long. This complex of palaces, mosques, gardens, and pavilions is a rich legacy of the Mughal era.
The Sikandra tomb is a combination of Muslim and Hindu architectural styles, built in 1492 by Sikander Lodhi. Akbar, in his time, ordered the construction of Sikandra again. This time as a site for his mausoleum, but he died before it could be finished. The work was completed by his son Jehangir in 1613.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is home to large numbers of cormorants, darters, spoonbills, egrets, storks, and black ibis during the season.
Dayal Bagh (Soami Bagh) is the headquarter of the RadhaSoami religious sect. Being built to commemorate the supreme creator, this tall, unfinished façade of marble, lined with exquisitely carved pillars and panels, was estimated to cost about five million rupees when it was conceived.
The ancient temple complex at Bateshwar on the river Yamuna consists of more than 100 temples dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. It is also said to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna’s mother. Bateshwar is associated with numerous myths and legends.
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- Taj Mahal 4.0 km/2.5 miles
- Agra Fort 4.0 km/2.5 miles
- Red Fort 5.0 km/3.1 miles
- Dayal Bagh (Soami Bagh) 12.0 km/7.5 miles
- Fatehpur Sikri 37.0 km/23.0 miles
- Sikandra Tomb 70.0 km/43.5 miles
- Sikandra 8.0 km/5.0 miles
- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary 60.0 km/37.3 miles