Where to Stay: Agra
Ever since the Pandemic hit us, we have learned to live a little more, take it slow and easy, love ourselves, unwind, celebrate the little things and travel whenever we get the chance to! The demand for weekend getaways and staycation options is more than ever, and here is our suggestion: Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra.
By Pooja Sandhu
Located a stone's throw away from the Eastern gate of the Taj Mahal, this property makes for the ideal weekend getaway. Redefining Agra's hospitality scene, Taj Hotel & Convention Centre offers luxury, comfort and great hospitality.
One can choose from 239 luxurious rooms, 12 opulent suites, and a presidential suite. The rooms are well equipped and spacious, enveloped in soothing colours with wooden flooring, Some of the features include large, airy, sun-kissed windows, plush armchairs and ottomans and elegant drop-down lights. We stayed in a Deluxe Room that came with a luxurious bathroom, featuring a standing bath tub and walk-in rain shower. Some of the views offer a view of the Taj, some of the pool and the rest if the city.
The rooftop infinity pool which doubles up as an alfresco dining area at night is the best place to unwind. One can view the Taj from there while sipping a drink by the pool! The property also features a Fitness Centre with two Treadmills, an Elliptical Cross Trainer, a Recumbent Bike and free weights.
From L to R: Palato, Daawat-e-Nawab, Infini
The Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra is home to some of the finest restaurants in the city. Created for the connoisseur, Daawat-e-Nawab is one of Agra’s most revered Indian restaurants. It offers specially curated vegetarian and non-vegetarian ‘daawats’ and culinary experiences steeped in the authentic history of the destination. A lively place at all times of the day, Palato has already become the talk of the town for the bountiful buffets served up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It showcases the concept of the Kitchen as theatre, offering vibrant flavours from around the world. The Liquid Lounge is where one can taste fine wines, single malts, inventive cocktails and a bounty of beer. If you want to enjoy dining under the stars, with the silhouette of the Taj head to Infini – The Sky Lounge. One can also enjoy hand-picked teas and coffees at the Tea Lounge
The property also offers a guided tour of the world's most beautiful monument of love, The Taj Mahal. The guides are well-informed and enthral the guests with truly wonderful facts and anecdotes from the past. The tour begins from the Hotel lobby and ends there as well.
If you want to celebrate or enjoy the sun kissed early morning beauty of the Taj Mahal opt for The Champagne Breakfast at Infini.
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