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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the accommodation options for a stay in Agra?

Vartika Kaushal DEC 10 2012
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Being a popular travel destination among tourists from all across the globe, Agra caters to all needs of its visitors. Keeping in mind the amount of footfall it sees every year, the city is geared with a variety of stay options to suit different types of travellers and their varying budgets. All these accommodation options are spread across the city of Agra, at varying distances from the famous Taj Mahal. So you might choose your hotel based on the location and area of the city you want to stay in and explore.

Those who love to splurge and never compromise on luxury can choose from a plethora of top-end hotels in Agra. Some of these include the Oberoi Amarvilas, The Trident Agra, ITC Mughal and Jaypee Palace hotels. Book your stay at these hotels and indulge with spa treatments, a dip in the pool or some exquisite fine-dining experiences.

  • Travellers looking for a balance between comfort and expenditure can choose from a variety of mid-budget hotels. Some of the popular ones in this range are Hotel Taj Resorts, The Retreat, Hotel Royale Residency Howard Sarovar Portico and Rajmahal Hotel. Most of these hotels offer all amenities that a traveller requires, in clean, well-maintained surroundings. Expect to spend anywhere between INR 10,000 to INR 2,70,000 for a night’s stay at these luxury properties.

  • Backpackers, students and shoe-string budget travellers can breathe easy in Agra and stop worrying about spending too much on accommodation rents. There is a whole host of budget hotels in Agra, offering cheap and convenient hotel rooms to its tourists, allowing them to keep their pockets loaded even when on a holiday. Popular choices in the budget category include Hotel Siddhartha, Rahi Tourist Bungalow, Ranjit Hotel, Hotel Taj Heritage and Hotel Anand Villa. Most of these hotels provide bare, basic amenities to its guests, making them suitable for people who are going to be spending most of their time sightseeing outdoors. A night’s stay in this category of hotels can cost between INR 600 to INR 3500, so plan your budget accordingly.

  • If you’re looking for a more homely experience in Agra, homestay options in Agra might be a better bet for you. Offering all amenities of a decent hotel and yet managing to retain a personal touch, homestays offer affordable accommodations, which can be rented for longer trips too. Some of the popular guest houses in Agra are Heritage Homestay, Palmstay, N Homestay and Garden Villa Homestay. These homestays charge around INR 1500 for a night’s accommodation.

    Happy Staying at Agra!

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