Have you ever been to Agra, the land of the Taj Mahal? This historic city near Delhi offers travelers, a glimpse into India’s past – a glorious view of the contemporary architecture and the life of Indian Emperors.
The Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre is the best luxury hotel in Agra. This heritage hotel is an example of the finest historical artistry and architectural ingenuity. Set amidst 25 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel is an ideal place for a cool summer family weekend getaway in Agra from the heat waves in Delhi NCR.
Here are some of the places you can visit in Agra while staying at the Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre.
Stating the obvious, the monument of love should be and probably is the first place you want to visit when arriving in Agra. The beautiful Taj sits majestically on the banks of Yamuna. A landscaped Persian garden leads to the Taj, famously called “a teardrop on the cheek of eternity” by none other than the great Rabindranath Tagore.
The fort is also known as the Lal Qila (Red Fort) of Agra, this UNESCO world heritage site is located north-west of the Taj Mahal. The fort is made from red sandstone and is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in India.
Another example of the artistic advances of its time and a UNESCO world heritage site, Fatehpur Sikri used to be the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The city is made from red sandstone and its picturesque cityscape is a showcase of the Indian mastery of the arts of masonry.
Also known as the Baby Taj, the tomb was built by the famous Queen Noor Jahan for her parents. The building is made from yellow marble and has black and white marble inlays.
Shopping in Agra
Agra offers a varied choice of handicraft items for souvenir collectors. The local market has stone products such as miniature replicas of the Taj, jewellery boxes and plaques. You can also buy some very good quality leather items here and a number of other things you can use to decorate the drawing room back home.
Staying in Ultimate Comfort
The Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra is the perfect place to rest your feet after a long day of exploring the city. The scrumptious cuisines from our in-house restaurants accompanied by a 5-start service welcome you back after every day of city exploration.
Sit back and relax your senses in Jaypee Palace Hotel’s Executive rooms and suites. These state-of-the-art accommodation options come with a whole variety of comfort and utility amenities.
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