STAY NEAR TOP ATTRACTIONS IN AGRA
DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE TAJ MAHAL JUST A SHORT STROLL AWAY
Pack comfortable walking shoes and set out to explore the magnificent attractions of Agra, part of India’s famed Golden Triangle of historic places. The Mansion Grand in Agra is conveniently located on Taj East Gate Road, which leads directly to the Taj Mahal. You can walk to this majestic UNESCO World Heritage site from the hotel and take in its gardens, fountains and Mughal architecture. Be sure to explore the nearby walled city of Agra Fort, and plan a day trip to must-see places like the red sandstone buildings of Fatehpur Sikri and the temples of Mathura. Delhi NCR is two hours away, so catch a train at the railway station, just 15 minutes from the hotel, to check out India’s thriving capital city. If you’re flying in to Agra, the Agra Airport (AGR) is only 25 minutes from the Mansion Grand.
FIND THINGS TO DO IN AGRA
EXPLORE AGRA’S HISTORY WITH A TOUR OF THE TAJ MAHAL
A stay at the Mansion Grand Agra Taj East Gate Road places you within walking distance of one of the modern wonders of the world, the stunning Taj Mahal. You can also take a short drive to Agra Fort or Itmad-ud-Daulah, the mausoleum that inspired the Taj Mahal’s construction. Looking to purchase a souvenir? Head to our hotel’s shopping arcade or to nearby Sadar Bazaar, a popular market known for its handcrafted leather and marble goods.
Historic and religious sites:
- Taj Mahal (1.2 km)
Built in the 17th century as a mausoleum for a Mughal emperor’s wife, the Taj Mahal now stands as one of the world’s most impressive architectural feats. The massive building, perched on the banks of the Yamuna River, is made entirely of white marble that shimmers in the sun.
- Agra Fort (5.3 km)
Agra Fort was one of the most important strongholds of the Mughals and home to palaces that date back as far as A.D. 1080. Tour this beautiful World Heritage site to learn about the rich history hidden behind the red sandstone walls of the city.
- Itmad-ud-Daulah (9.8 km)
Found in the old city of Agra, Itmad-ud-Daulah was the first Mughal mausoleum built from white marble and served as an inspiration to the architect of the Taj Mahal. Often called the “Baby Taj,” Itmad-ud-Daulah is a gem that shouldn’t be missed.
- Fatehpur Sikri (45 km)
Admire the fusion of architectural styles at Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage site that offers a glimpse of ancient life in India and the mix of cultures that influenced each generation in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandara (18.9 km)
Featuring five storeys, red sandstone and white marble, this mausoleum houses the remains of Mughal emperor Akbar. Don’t miss the beautiful gardens, verandas and kiosks on the site.
- Bateshwarnath Temple (64 km)
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this historic landmark still features the Banyan tree where the lord often rested. The site has remained a religious center for both the Hindu and Jain communities.
Wildlife and birdwatching activities:
- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (62 km)
If you’re a birdwatcher, this national wetlands park is well worth the drive to photograph the beautiful landscape and spot a variety of birds, including geese, waders and raptors.
- Chambal Safari (61 km)
Escape to Chambal Valley, where you can embark on a tranquil river safari to glimpse migratory birds and other wildlife.
- Wildlife SOS (213 km)
For an exciting day trip the whole family will appreciate, drive just a little more than two hours to Wildlife SOS to see a variety of animals, including bears, elephants, primates and reptiles.