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Amar Vilas Hotel

About Amar Vilas Hotel

Amar  Vilas Hotel, Luxury Hotels in AgraHotel Amar Vilas is located only 600 metres from the Taj Mahal. The classical architecture of the hotel is complemented by the elaborate Mughal gardens, terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions. The hotel has been designed to give guests uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal from all rooms and suites. The lobby, restaurants, bar and tea lounge also offer spectacular views of the world famous monument. The décor and service spell the ultimate in comfort and the luxurious spa offers non-clinical therapies.

Over View

The Oberoi Amarvilas is the only hotel with direct, uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal. The hotel lies just 600 metres from one of the greatest wonders of the world. The Oberoi Amarvilas opened in January 2001 and is breathtakingly luxurious hotel. There is only one way to truly experience the Taj Mahal. The challenge for Bombay-based architect Prabhat Patki was to create a haven that would reflect the exotic grandeur of the monuments around them. The aim was to provide guests with every modern service in luxury and comfort, while adhering to strict planning laws.He succeeded. Straight out of an Indian fairytale, The Oberoi Amarvilas - Sanskrit for ‘Eternal Haven’ - is set among lush and serene Mughal-inspired pools and terraced gardens. Ancient and traditional Persian and Moorish influences combine with the very best in modern Indian interior design.

Rooms and Suites
All 105 guest rooms and seven suites have a view of the Taj Mahal. All guests receive
complimentary two-way transfers from the airport or railway station. All rooms and suites feature a separate walk-in closet with electronic safe, colour satellite TV, DVD/CD player. Minibar and a facility to make tea and coffee. Beautiful marble bathrooms feature both a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle with deluxe toiletries. Sixty superior deluxe rooms have their own private open-air terraces. Four Executive Suites have a separate living room and bedroom. The two luxury Suites feature in addition, a separate living/dining room with butler’s pantry and private open air terrace. The bathroom overlooks the Taj Mahal.The regal Kohinoor Suite has separate living and dining rooms. There is a private study. TheAmar Vilas Hotel, Luxury Hotels in Agra
bedroom has a separate dressing area with walk-in closet. Here too the bathroom overlooks
the Taj Mahal.


1. Bellevue
Open 6.30 am to 10.30pm
Bellevue, the main hotel restaurant, is open all day from 6.30am to 10.30pm. Modern Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine is served here. The menu features soups, salads, grilled meats, pastas and desserts. Special children’s menus are available during the day.

2. Esphahan
Open 7pm to 10.30pm
The more formal Esphahan, with richly detailed interiors, serves traditional Indian dishes.
Esphahan is open for dinner only. Theme evenings feature live performances of traditional Sitar and Tabla music.

Open 11am to 11pm
For an aperitif or a late digestif guests choose the teak-panelled Bar. The bar features an antique map of the Taj Mahal and a magnificent view of the Taj Mahal itself.

Spa & Fitness
Be transported back to the days of Mughal Royalty at The Oberoi Amarvilas Spa. Prepare to be pampered from head to toe with therapies to restore and rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Traditional iron gates, latticework, inlaid floors and mosaics all create an ambience of regal beauty. A truly inspiring and liberating experience.

The Sauna and steam room cleanse and invigorate. Yoga, Ayurvedic and aromatherapy massages relax and soothe away the stresses of modern high-pressure life, helping the body to heal and realign itself, both inside and out. Favourite therapies include; stimulating Oberoi massage to iron out the knots; a Chakra Head and Shoulder Massage; the bliss-inducing Rose Sandalwood Wrap (essence of rose, milk, honey and sandalwood.) These are just a few of the ways you will be made to feel like a Princess - or a Prince.


Amar Vilas Spa, Luxury Hotels in AgraAt The Oberoi Amarvilâs, complimenting the grandeur of the Mughal era is the spa that befits the self-indulgence of royalty. To the mystical, romantic image of the Taj Mahal visible outside, trained Thai therapists reenergize the body with personalized holistic treatments based on Ayurveda, ancient Thai and western techniques. The vivifying experience includes beauty and body treatments with exotic oils and creams used by royalty five hundred years ago, in addition to a steam room or sauna to rekindle the body and spirit.

Body Massages
Aromatic Massage
Massage strokes ranging from frictional to relaxing are blended seamlessly to allow the body's internal system to benefit from the properties of the blended oil. The oil enriches the skin and produces a warming effect to improve blood circulation, relieves tired muscles and combines with the massage techniques to refresh and renew the body.

Hawaiian Massage
The renowned grace and warmth of the Hawaiian culture are translated into a unique massage that uses palms and elbows rhythmically to soothe tense muscles and allow the healing energy to flow freely. Feel the stress ebb away and be replaced by renewed vitality and a sense of tranquility.

Oberoi Massage
Our signature massage uses palms and fingertips to apply pressure with continuous strokes that flow rhythmically from one to the other to stimulate blood circulation, iron out the knots and induce a state of total relaxation. The blended oil used for this massage promotes concentration and rejuvenates the spirit.

Fitness Facilities
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Steam & Sauna
Rowing Machines

Meetings & Incentives
Amar Vilas Meeting Room, Luxury Hotels in AgraThe Oberoi Amarvilas has 5 meeting rooms with state of the art facilities for medium sized conferences of up to 150 delegates. The Business Centre offers The Birbal Room (seats 16) and The Tansen Room (seats 24 Theatre), both complimentary to resident guests. Services available includeInternet services
Courier Services
Secretarial Services
Fax rental
Audio Visuals rental

Location & Access
Location: The Oberoi Amarvilâs 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 10 minutes from the city centre. The hotel has been designed to give guests breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal from each of its 105 guest rooms and suites.

By air: Agra’s Kheria Airport is located 9km from The Oberoi Amarvilâs and is approximately a 25 minutes drive. Indian Airlines operate flights from Delhi on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Oberoi Air Charter may also be arranged for this journey. It takes approximately forty-five minutes to fly from New Delhi to Kheria airport.

By rail: The main railway station at Agra is the Agra Cantonment station. The journey takes approximately two hours from New Delhi by Shatabdi Express and, three hours by Taj Express. These trains halt at Agra Cantonment railway station, which is 8kms from The Oberoi Amarvilâs. The drive to the hotel takes approximately 20 minutes in the hotel’s chauffeur driven cars.

By road: The Delhi-Agra highway (National Highway 2) via Mathura joins New Delhi and Agra and is the best route for those wanting to drive from New Delhi to Agra. The drive of 190kms takes approximately four hours. There are an adequate number of refueling stations and restaurants on the way.

Travel Information

Weather Information

AIR: All the four major cities- New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai have direct international air connections. Domestic airlines operate between cities. And, the domestic carrier, Indian Airlines, flies into the neighbouring countries.

SEA: Mumbai, which used to be the main point of entry into India, still receives sea travellers via passenger ships and freighters.

ROAD: Overland, there are several points of entry into India. For up-to-date information on border crossing-points, contact Indian overseas missions or government tourist information offices.

All visitors, except those from Nepal and Bhutan, must have valid passports stamped with current visas. Visitors must register with the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office within 14 days of arrival. Your hotel will take care of this service upon check-in. In any case, contact the nearest Indian embassy or consulate in your home country before making your travel plans. All Indian consular offices around the world issue visas. Business travellers should apply for a multiple-entry business visa, which is valid for one year. Special visas are also issued for trekking, botanical expeditions, and sports and journalism related activities.

Places of Tourist Interest
In the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of India under the Mughals, and its superb monuments date from this era. They include the magnificent Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal, which draws millions of people from all over the world.

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