The Oberoi Amarvilas Room
The Oberoi Amarvilas View
The Oberoi Amarvilas
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Arriving at the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra is like coming suddenly upon an oasis in the desert after a lengthy and tiring journey. As soon as you turn into the sweeping enclosed driveway leading to the hotel you will feel the burden of your journey lifting. And when you step inside and catch sight of the crown jewel of India, the Taj Mahal, only 600 meters off in the distance, you will experience the imperturbable stillness of mind known in India as Nirvana.
Each of the hotel's rooms and suites has uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal. We stayed in Room 109, a sunny junior suite from which this iconic 16th Century monument to love can be seen from the bed as well as from the sweeping balcony that overlooks the hotel pool. And in the evening, complementing the fading vision of the Taj Mahal as the sun sets, one can enjoy from the balcony the lilting rhythms of Indian music and the intricate patterns of its dance being performed for hotel guests across the way above the pool. And then dinner, at one of the hotel's fine restaurants, or, as we preferred, served at poolside... well, this is living life to the fullest. Not to mention your visit to the Taj Mahal itself the next
morning, just a short ride away in one of the hotel's golf buggies. Nirvana.