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7 Awesome Muslim-Friendly Hotels In Agra, India

Mehak
Published Sep 04, 2017

Home to the iconic marble beauty - The Taj Mahal, there is much more to Agra. It is dotted with some of the most significant monuments of the country which are sure to leave you enamored. The magnificent walls of these monuments have many tales to tell - of war, love, trust, agony. Whether it is the Agra Fort where Aurangzeb imprisoned his father Shah Jahan, the Fatehpur Sikri which saw the epic battle between Babar and Rana Sanga, Akbar’s Tomb and Buland Darwaza or the Jama Masjid which has exquisite inscriptions from the Holy Quran accompanied by inlaid geometric designs - each of the monuments in Agra are sure to leave you entranced with their beauty, and more so for a lover of history and architecture.

Since Agra is a very famous tourist destination, it is often crowded, it would be advisable to make accommodation bookings well in advance. Here is a list of some of the most Muslim-friendly properties that allow one to practice religion while traveling.

1. Hotel Clarks Shiraz (from 100 USD / 6,400 INR)

The hotel is located a kilometer and a half (0.9 miles) from Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and has on offer air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Complimentary WiFi is available for one hour per day. It also houses a fitness center and free parking for guests is available on-site. The hotel premises has shops on-site, including a gift shop. There are facilities for disabled guests and babysitting facilities as well.

What makes it Muslim-friendly:

  1. The in-house restaurant at the hotel serves halal-certified food.
  2. It is a 6-minute walk away from Lodhi Masjid.

Hotel Clarks Shiraz

Address: 54 Taj Road, 282001 Agra, India (see map)

Price: from 100 USD / 6,400 INR

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Agra and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Agra

2. Hotel Howard Plaza (from 67 USD / 4,318 INR)

A short walk from the Taj Mahal, this four-star accommodation has modern air-conditioned rooms fitted with wooden flooring, each room has a satellite TV and a safe as well. WiFi is chargeable. Other well-known historic sites like Delhi Gate and Ramnagar are also within a 10-minute drive. Car hire services are available at the hotel.

What makes it Muslim-friendly:

  1. It's located right opposite a well-known halal restaurant - The Silk Route Restaurant.
  2. About 3 km (1.8 mi) to Jama Masjid (11-minute drive).
  3. There are other halal restaurants on the same road - Taj Mahal Restaurant, Kesar Restaurant, Riao Restaurant, Taj Durbar Restaurant, and Indiana restaurant!

Hotel Howard Plaza

Address: Fatehabad Road, Taj Ganj, 282001 Agra, India (see map)

Price: from 67 USD / 4,318 INR

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Agra and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Agra

3. Hotel Mansingh Palace (from 81 USD / 5,200 INR)

Elegantly furnished suites offering beautiful views, each of the rooms at the Mansingh Palace are fitted with air conditioning and have an electric kettle and satellite TV. The hotel premises has a fitness center and also offers laundry, currency exchange, babysitting, and paid WiFi facilities at an additional charge. The property is located 1.5 kilometers (0.9 mi) away from the Taj Mahal and 5 kilometers (3 mi) away from the Agra Fort. Free private parking is available on site.

What makes it Muslim-friendly:

  1. Located just 2 km (1.2 mi) from Sadar Bazar which houses the Rangrezz Restaurant and the Jahanpanah Restaurant - both of which serve halal food!
  2. It is a 7-minute drive away from Moti Masjid and a 10-minute drive away from Jama Masjid.

Hotel Mansingh Palace

Address: Fatehabad Road, Taj Ganj, 282001 Agra, India (see map)

Price: from 81 USD / 5,200 INR

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Agra and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Agra

4. Hotel Four Points by Sheraton (from 65 USD / 4,200 INR)

With the magnificent Taj Mahal just two kilometers (1.2 mi) away, each room at the hotel offers beautiful city views. They have special Taj View Rooms as well for those who wouldn’t want to miss out on the captivating site throughout their stay. Free WiFi access is available. The site has an in-house fitness center for guests. There are currency exchange services, locker facilities, and car hire available on the premises. The property also has shops and a barber/beauty shop at-site. Moreover, there are outdoor play equipment and board games available for the entertainment of the little ones.

What makes it Muslim-friendly:

  1. It's located close to the Taj Mahal Restaurant and the Indiana restaurant, and both serve Halal-certified food.
  2. The distance to Moti Masjid is an 11-minute drive.

Hotel Four Points by Sheraton

Address: C-1, C-2, Taj Nagari Phase 1, Fatehabad Road, 282004 Agra, India (see map)

Price: from 65 USD / 4,200 INR

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Agra and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Agra

5. Zostel Agra (from 23 USD / 1,455 INR)

Zostel Agra is located one kilometer (0.6 mi) away from the iconic Taj Mahal, all the rooms here are air conditioned and sound-proofed but only some come with private bathrooms and city views. The shared lounge is massive and the site also has a games room and library for entertainment purposes. WiFi is free throughout the property. No parking is available on site.

What makes it Muslim-friendly:

  1. It is about a 5-minute walk away from Jawab Masjid!
  2. Mughal Spice, a restaurant on Fatehabad Road, that serves halal is just a 6-minute drive away.

Zostel Agra

Address: Taj East Gate Road, Opp. 132 KV Sub Plant, Telipara, Tajganj, 282001 Agra, India (see map)

Price: from 23 USD / 1,455 INR

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Agra and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Agra

6. The Grand Imperial - Heritage Hotel (from 56 USD / 3,600 INR)

Situated in the heart of medieval Agra, with suites decorated in rich colors and fabrics, this place houses antique furniture. The hotel’s unique historic charm juxtaposed with its modern amenities create an ideal luxury accommodation for guests. The rooms are air-conditioned, soundproofed and have a flat screen TV each. Parking is available on-site if you decide to bring along your car. Alternatively, car hire facilities are also available.

What makes it Muslim-friendly:

  1. A distance of 1.2 km (0.7 mi) to Jama Masjid.
  2. A distance of 1.5 km (0.9 mi) to Moti Masjid.
  3. A distance of 2.8 km (1.5 mi) to Nagina Masjid.

The Grand Imperial - Heritage Hotel

Address: M.G. Road Opp DM’s Bunglaw Near Sai Ki Takaia, Rakabganj, 282001 Agra, India (see map)

Price: from 56 USD / 3,600 INR

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Agra and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Agra

7. Taj Castle Homestay (from 20 USD / 1,290 INR)

A pet-friendly accommodation, the homestay offers double rooms only. There is free private parking, car, and bike hire facilities as well as free use of hotel bicycles. The property is located at a distance of 1.3 kilometers (0.8 mi) from the white-marble beauty Taj Mahal, Agra Fort is also 1.5 kilometers (0.9 mi) away. Currency exchange services are available and there is a mini-market on site along with a barber/beauty shop.

What makes it Muslim-friendly:

  1. It is 1.6 km (1 mi) away from Moti Masjid.
  2. It is 1.8 km (1.1 mi) away from Jama Masjid.
  3. Located on Fatehabad Road, there are several Muslim-friendly options like the Taj Mahal Restaurant, Kesar Restaurant, Riao Restaurant, Taj Durbar Restaurant and the Indiana restaurant.

Taj Castle Homestay

Address: 18/147, A-1, Khairati Tola, Tajganj, Rakabganj, 282001 Agra, India (see map)

Price: from 20 USD / 1,290 INR

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Agra and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Agra

What more to do!

And while you’re there, visit the Sadar Bazaar - a shopping area in Agra where you can find souvenirs and enjoy some amazing food. It’s also a good market to search for leather and marble goods. Enjoy your Muslim friendly vacation!

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Mehak is a young student from India majoring in Finance. Travelling is something that has always fascinated her, she intends to solo travel the world. She enjoys reading about anything and...Read more

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