Unremarkable Agra offers one of the most remarkable and romantic sights in India, the magnificent monument of love that is the Taj Mahal.
Much can be said about the Taj Mahal -- it's India's most famous architectural marvel, it's listed as a UNESCO World Heritage building, and is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Furthermore, it took 22 years of painstaking work and 20,000 workers to complete. However, what makes the Taj Mahal so romantic is that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had it poignantly built out of love for his wife, who tragically died during childbirth. Her body is inside the monument, together with that of the emperor.
Where to Stay
What could be more romantic for your India honeymoon than having a close up and uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal from your hotel window? This is exactly what the Oberoi Amarvilas hotel offers. Located only 600 meters (0.4 miles) from the Taj Mahal, every room boasts a view of the Taj. In addition, the Amarvilas has one of India's best luxury spas. The spa also offers a view of the Taj, and claims to make its guests feel like royalty. Rooms at the Amarvilas cost from around $350 per night. However, they're worth the money. One of the most splendid sights you can possibly have is your own private view of the Taj Mahal, as it takes on different colored hues in the changing light of the day.
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