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If someone asks me what are the best places to get a stunning view of the Taj Mahal from some distance, I would suggest Mehtab Bagh. It’s a garden area just opposite to Taj Mahal & river Yamuna. A second suggestion would be the Agra Fort, which shares an iconic view of the Taj.
But nowadays travellers want to get some more unique pictures of the Taj, especially for a selfie and they search for more destinations, and this hunger for a perfect Instagram post is satisfied by some hotels in Agra who offer a unique Taj Mahal view. Now not all of these hotels offer great food but they do offer a unique picture frame, which I have shared below.
Hotels In Agra With A Stunning View Of The Taj Mahal
1. Hotel Saniya Palace
If you are looking for an affordable hotel in Agra that offers a fantastic view of the Taj Mahal, then I would definitely suggest you Hotel Saniya Palace. It’s a B&B accommodation, and they have a rooftop restaurant from where you can see the Taj Mahal at any time of the day. And it is not just the dome of the Taj Mahal, but the entire Taj Mahal that you can see from the rooftop restaurant.
Hotel Saniya Palace is just 5 min walk from the Taj Mahal, and you can even walk to visit other nearby attractions of Agra like Red Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah’s tomb.
2. Hotel Sai Palace
Hotel Sai Palace is also a great option, and I would definitely suggest this as you can view uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal from their rooftop restaurant. The food quality is absolutely fantastic, and they serve both local and international cuisines for guests. Hotel Sai Palace has many varieties of rooms available and guests have highly recommended their room service and quality of rooms.
They also offer shuttle service for their guests for pickup and drop to and from Agra train station &, you can most certainly find good accommodation here. You can surely check out Hotel Sai Palace when you come to Agra.
3. Hotel Kamal
The best thing about Hotel Kamal in Agra is that it not only offers the best views of the Taj Mahal, but it has ample parking space for vehicles. Hotel Kamal is best for a one-night stay, and Taj Mahal is within walking distance from this hotel. Their rooftop restaurant on the terrace is a great place to dine. If you want to take a selfie with the Taj Mahal in full view, can certainly consider this hotel. You can also judge how good this hotel is by the fact that many movies were shot here.
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4. The Oberoi Amarvillas
Their 2 restaurants offer a view of the Taj Mahal. These are “The Bar” and “The Lounge”
The Oberoi Amarvilas is a 5-star luxury hotel and has every premium-class facility like spa and private dining with views of the Taj Mahal. Every room comes with the luxury of its own, like royal furnishings, hand-crafted rugs, private balcony, marble shower rooms, plush beds, private butler service and view of Taj.
They have four restaurants serving many types of dishes and the Bar and the Lounge (serves speciality teas and coffees with a relaxing bacdrop of the Taj Mahal.) particularly give the best views of the Taj Mahal.
5. Joey’s Hostel
This is a hostel, and has a rooftop restaurant with a Taj view.
Joey’s Hostel is very close to the Taj Mahal, and its rooftop restaurant is the best place for this. You can sip on your morning tea and enjoy the Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise. Joey’s Hostel offers decent and affordable accommodation in Agra.
It has comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and offers barbecue meals and guests have found its food to be very delicious. Their kitchen prepares American, Continental, and North Indian dishes.
The top tourist attractions of Agra are within walking distance from Joey’s Hostel. Adults and couples are only permitted in Joey’s Hostel, so no children are allowed. If you want to take selfies with the Taj Mahal in full view, you can check out their Taj View Room.
6. Shanti Lodge (Hippie Cafe Boasts Amazing Views Of Taj Mahal)
People looking for a budget stay in Agra, and that too, close to the Taj Mahal, can check out Shanti Lodge. They have a rooftop café called The Hippie Café, where you can sit and dine, and also enjoy the best views of the Taj Mahal.
Guests have found the seating at The Hippie Café to be very comfortable, and they have a wonderful time, viewing the Taj Mahal. The sunset views are also very scenic, and you can go to the rooftop any time of the day to view the Taj Mahal, even at sunrise and sunset hours.
The kitchen at Hippie Café prepares Indian, Italian, Continental dishes.
7. Radisson Hotel
To have the best and closest views of the Taj Mahal, I would not forget the Radisson Hotel in Agra. This hotel is a premium category 5-star hotel and the Taj Mahal is just 2 km from the hotel. The rooftop dining experience is what is the most special thing about Radisson Hotel and the cuisines that they offer with their buffet spread is what the guests like the most.
Every room and suite here at Radisson Hotel offers the most fantastic views of the Taj Mahal. You can swim in the pool, or dine at the poolside and watch the sunset and Taj Mahal. The entire Agra city can also be seen from the rooftop. From relaxing spa therapies to happy hours and badminton courts to live music, you can expect all premium luxury at Radisson Hotel.
8. Hotel Taj Resort
Guests have given the highest rating to Hotel Taj Resorts in Agra, and there are many reasons for this. First and foremost is that it is just 500 m from the Taj Mahal, and easily accessible by walking. This 5-star luxury hotel offers the best views of the Taj Mahal from its rooftop terrace restaurant called Taj Terrace Restaurant.
The hotel offers an airport shuttle taxi service and all rooms have luxury furnishings and premium facilities like minibar, coffee making machines, LED TV, heater, wi-fi, etc. There are two dining restaurants, and among them, Taj Terrace Restaurant offers the best views of the Taj Mahal. It offers Chinese, Mediterranean, Oriental, Indian besides breakfast.
9. Hotel Atulyaa Taj
Hotel Atulyaa Taj is also 2 km from Taj Mahal, and the incredible views of Taj Mahal from its rooftop restaurant, The Exotica Rooftop Restaurant, are particularly breath-taking. While guests can savor Continental, Chinese, Indian, American food dishes, they can take a selfie with the Taj Mahal in full view.
The rooms are premium with luxury comforts like a minibar, attached bathroom, free wi-fi, plush seating. They make special meals for kids, and diet menus on request. Businesspersons, especially, have done a high rating for Hotel Atulyaa Taj. They offer airport pick up and drop, and car on hire service to its guests.
About The Author
Jatin is a Delhi based travel blogger, hospitality marketer and proud dad. You can view more of his work at jatinchhabra.com