The Oberoi Amarvilas
Located in Agra close to the Taj Mahal, The Oberoi Amarvilas is Agra's premium hotel and simply the best place to stay whilst in Agra. The Oberoi Amarvilas is an opulent hotel where all 102 rooms and suites have uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal.
By combining different Oberoi properties throughout India for 6 nights or more you can make considerable savings with our very special Oberoi offer. September is a particularly good time to take advantage of this as the rates are fantastic and the monsoon has come to an end. Talk to our India specialists for more information on how to take advantage of the savings.
At a Glance
The best views of the Taj - enjoy time on your terrace marvelling at the view
The hotel has a really serene atmosphere removing guests from the bustle of this busy city
Retreat from the crowds and enjoy the peaceful spa area at the hotel
The Oberoi is the closest hotel to the Taj Mahal - very convenient
The Oberoi offers a golf buggy service to get to the Taj Mahal if you cannot face the walk or do not want to take a cycle rickshaw
Did you know The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj took 22 years to build and is adorned by intricate inlay work using 28 different types of semi-precious and precious stones.Emma Mark
Book a balcony room, an absolute MUST, for epic views of the Taj Mahal and a private G&T at sunsetScott Dunn team
Visit the Taj Mahal early in morning before the crowds gather and the Agra fort in the afternoon when the temperature has subsided, in time for you to return to your hotel for one of the most spectacular sundowners you’ll ever experienceScott Dunn team
Book Esphahan in advance and order their Thali tasting menu. The hunk curd sauce flavored with saffron with the starter is out of this world and strangely the green dish (spinach and puffed lotus with freshly ground Indian spices) in the main course is a real highlight. The mango/pistachio (traditiScott Dunn team
Visit Mehtab Bagh the evening before your sunrise Taj visit. It was the site on which Shah Jahan wanted to build the black Taj and gives stunning views across the river of the Taj Mahal.Scott Dunn team
Check out the hertiage walk in Kachhpura. A real incite into village life and incredible rooftop views of the Taj.Jessica Campbell
Be aware that single stay options are very difficult to come by at this hotel. The oberoi Amarvilas like you to stay for two nights or more.Jessica Campbell
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Oberoi Amarvilas or take a look at our itineraries to Delhi
With excellent views of the timeless monument to love, the Taj Mahal, there can only be one place to stay in Agra.
Built in a style inspired by the Mughal period, the Oberoi Amarvilas boasts ornate gardens replete fountains and pools, its 64 well-appointed rooms all face the Taj Mahal, a mere 600m away. The interiors are refined and stylish, reminiscent of princely India. Rooms feature teak flooring, teak furniture and spacious marble bathrooms with both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle. For the ultimate in luxury, book yourself into the Kohinoor Suite which offers the best views of the Taj Mahal. The suite also has an interconnecting twin-bedded room which makes it ideal for families.
There are two restaurants, one specializing in authentic Indian dishes, as well as a terrace bar with equally captivating views of the Taj. Guests can even enjoy a private candlelight dinner on their balcony, with exceptional views of the Taj Mahal shining in the moonlight. The spa is dedicated to well-being with a full range of Ayurvedic, Thai and Western treatments. Yoga sessions and meditation are also on offer.
The hotel's privileged position allows easy access to the Taj Mahal, constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal and other famous monuments in the surrounding area including Akbar's impressive Red Fort and Fatepur Sikri.
The hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites, each with tastefully appointed bathrooms with Ayurvedic toiletries and many with private balconies. Guests can enjoy a personalized butler service here. Speak to your Travel Consultant if you wish for a room with dramatic views of the stunning Taj Mahal and surrounding gardens. Both the Luxury Suite and the Kohinoor Suite have connecting twin rooms making them perfect for all the family to stay together.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas. There is a children's program available and baby sitting can also be arranged.
Facilities at The Oberoi Amarvilas include a swimming pool, spa, two restaurants, a bar, a library and a business center.
Bellevue, the main restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and a menu of Indian and international cuisine. Esphahan focuses solely on Indian cuisine and is only open for dinner.
The hotel's bar, which has a terrace with breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal, offers a fine selection of wines, spirits and cigars.
The hotel provides complimentary use of the swimming pool but spa treatments are charged at an additional cost. The hotel also offers complimentary transfers to the infamous Taj Mahal, located only minutes away. Other attractions in the local area include the Itmad-Ud-Daulah built by Empress Noorjahan and often referred as the "Baby Taj", the fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri, the Agra Fort, Akbar's Mausoleum at Sikandra, and the Kinari Bazaar.
Services at the Oberoi Amarvilas include complimentary golf cart transfers to and from the Taj Mahal, complimentary transfers to and from the local railway station or airport, wireless internet access in all rooms and public areas, 24 hour in room dining 24 hour personal butler service and 24 hour Concierge.
Location & Directions
The Oberoi Amarvilas is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest states in India. The resort is located at a distance of 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and approximately 15-minutes from the city center.
When to go
Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.
Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32°C to 45°C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you don't mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan, the temperature may reach at high as 45°C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time.
The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added color to the landscape.
The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33°C to 38°C, and the minimum is between 18°C and 20°C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing.
The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20s during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajasthan and Delhi in December and January.