Taj Brand Is Headed to Agra, India

Taj mahal on a bright day in Agra, India
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Big news for people heading to India—especially if you’re making a stop at the Taj Mahal. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced it’s bringing its Taj brand to Agra.

The hotel is  located within walking distance from the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Agra. The hotel comprises 239 rooms, as well as an all-day diner, an Indian specialty restaurant and a rooftop lounge overlooking the Taj Mahal. The hotel also has the largest banqueting space in the city, according to IHCL.       

With the signing of the hotel, IHCL will offer multiple hotels in the Golden Triangle—Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. There is no word yet on the name of the property, when it will open or if there will be a renovation to the hotel it’s taking over.

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Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri—all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

With this addition, IHCL will have two hotels, one under the Taj and one under the SeleQtions brand, in the city of Agra. This hotel is owned by Sincere Developers Pvt Ltd. under a management contract by Taj. IHCL operates 179 hotels—including 30 under development globally—across four continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations. The IHCL is South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company by market capitalization.

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