5 Heritage Hotels In Agra, India - Updated 2024

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Agra, being home to the iconic Taj Mahal and being a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, is undeniably a popular travel destination in India. It is a city that is a testimony to rich cultural traditions, particularly that of the Mughals. While Taj Mahal is the most pertinent reason to visit, there are other sights to discover and things to do in Agra. One great destination is the historical Agra Fort and its nearby streets that best portray the daily lives of the locals. Additionally, the city is also home to unique hotels that preserve the country’s traditional architecture. While there are a lot of 5-star hotels in Agra, it’s best to experience their traditional way of living by staying in historic buildings. For unique stays, read on to discover the heritage hotels in Agra, India.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) the property's historical and cultural significance, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 08, 2024.

1. The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra (from USD 449)

Boasting stunning Taj Mahal views and royalty treatment, it’s no surprise The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra is one of the top picks in the city. The five-star accommodation is a heritage hotel standing only 600 meters (1,969 feet) from the iconic architectural masterpiece. Although, with four dining options and luxurious facilities such as a picturesque pool, spa, and gym, you might want to save an entire day or two just to explore the hotel alone.

Savor international and local favorites at Bellevue restaurant, taste the best traditional Indian specialties at Esphahan, or enjoy a nice drink from the hotel’s bar which serves wine and cigars. The rooms meanwhile, are stylishly spacious, with big windows and provided with free WiFi. This hotel in Agra with a Taj Mahal view is also applauded for its friendly and attentive staff.

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Sandali Mosque
Within a 15-minute walk from this property is Sandali Mosque. Near the Taj Mahal, this building is a memorial to Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's first wife, Kandhari Begum. It is said that the queen was fond of cats. Today, the protected burial place serves as a home for hundreds of them.
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The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

Wifi Available

Address: Taj East Gate Road
1.08 km (0.7 mi) from Taj Mahal

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

2. Hotel Utkarsh Vilas

Hotel Utkarsh Villas is a three-star hotel with distinctive architectural character and it is located near the shopping centers and transport hub in Agra, India. There is a currency exchange facility, an indoor swimming pool, 24-hour room service and a sauna that guests will surely love. White walls and arched fenestrations are a trademark while each room is equipped with modern facilities that won’t interrupt your daily activities such as air-conditioning, internet access, toiletries, and private shower. The best thing is that the property can arrange tours for you to explore Agra in the most convenient ways.

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Hotel Utkarsh Vilas

Address: Opposite TDI Mall, Fatehabad Road, Basai, Tajganj, Agra, Tajganj, Agra, India, 282001
2.42 km (1.5 mi) from Taj Mahal

3. The Grand Imperial (from USD 43)

One of the highly rated hotels in medieval Agra is The Grand Imperial - Heritage Hotel, and rightfully so because every guest is treated to a luxurious experience. From grand suites with rich choices in fabric and colors to sumptuous meals offered by the hotel’s restaurant featuring Indian, Chinese, and Continental cuisines, there’s always something to love in every corner of the hotel. Whether it’s for business or leisure trip, the property is very accessible to major landmarks and attractions. After a tiring day outdoors, guests can take a dip in the swimming pool or perhaps enjoy their spa facilities. Conferences and events can always be arranged. And for leisure travelers, simply marveling at this colonial beauty while enjoying their elegant suites and excellent hotel staff hospitality is already a great value-for-money treat. Enjoy five-star treatment and appreciate Indian heritage. The Grand Imperial is definitely a complete package.

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The Grand Imperial - Heritage Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: M.G. Road Opp DM's Bungalow
3.31 km (2.1 mi) from Taj Mahal

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

4. Siris 18 (from USD 17)

Entering into one of the air-conditioned rooms in Siri 18 will make you feel like Indian royalty, with each room having traditional interiors and tasteful furniture. Savor local and international cuisines in one of their many dining options: the terrace restaurant, the Kuch Bhi coffee shop or have a drink at their U2 beer bar. You will be able to experience all of these in close proximity to major Agra landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. After a long day of exploring the city like a local, enjoy the comfort of a heritage hotel room, with a minibar and a private bathroom equipped with hot and cold shower. It’s also worth noting that the property has a business center and meeting facilities for those traveling for work.

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5. Heritage Homestay

For travelers on a budget who still want to experience a heritage stay at the heart of Agra, staying in Heritage Homestay would prove to be the best option. The British heritage accommodation is family-run and has a history of four generations. As such, guests will be able to experience an intimate connection with such a long history. Included in the room rate is breakfast and guests can enjoy them in a pollution-free environment, surrounded by gardens. Getting around, the homestay is only 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from Taj Mahal and near Clarks Shiraz Hotel, making it an ideal accommodation for travelers who wish to stay far away from the noise and the crowd but still remain accessible to major landmarks.

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Heritage Homestay Agra

9.3 User Rating

Address: 52A,Gaugh Road,Behind Hotel Clarks Shiraz, Rakabganj, Agra, India, 282001
2.61 km (1.7 mi) from Taj Mahal

Have a memorable stay in Agra, India

While during our travels, we are most likely inclined to book accommodations with the best and modern facilities, there’s a certain charm to staying in heritage hotels that brings us somewhat closer to the place we’re visiting. Agra is a place with so much history and is now a bustling city that welcomes thousands of travelers from all over the globe annually.

So make the most of your cultural explorations by experiencing these best places to stay in Agra. These heritage hotels will help you discover more about the place and we believe that’s one of the most rewarding take-aways you can ever get while traveling.

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