The Oberoi Amarvilas
The property: An over-the-top fantasia inspired by Moorish and Moghul palaces, this hotel has 102 rooms and suites scattered among terraced gardens, spouting fountains, reflecting pools, and cushion-strewn lounging pavilions.
The location: A mere 600 meters from the singularly spectacular Taj Mahal.
Rooms to Book: Premier rooms with balconies allow for hours of gazing over the famous Taj.
Don't Miss: A cocktail on the patio bar—one of the only places where you can toast within view of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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