Visiting Taj Mahal is an integral part of your vacation to Agra. It is understandable that Taj Mahal is the main destination in Agra. However, just a visit to Taj Mahal is not luxury. If you are visiting Taj Mahal as a part of a luxury vacation or, if you are planning to experience the monument in the grandest way possible, it is important to feel and plan your vacation, out-of-the-box. The cliché advice is to visit the monument during sunrise to watch the color of the monument turn from bluish black to bright white as the sun reaches up to the pinnacle in the horizon.
However, it is something, which is experienced by ten to fifty million people, every year. You ought to create a special experience for the luxury vacation.
Taj at Night
Visiting the monument at sunrise and sunset are cliché experiences. Visit the monument at the night. It is possible only on New Moon night, two nights before and after the New Moon night. So, just five days per one lunar cycle and you need to plan your vacation in according to the moon. Also, visit Mehtab Bagh, which is across the river Yamuna to watch Taj Mahal in a panoramic view and to enjoy a perfect evening boat ride, along the river. Watch the monument as the sun goes down, from the Mehtab Bagh.
Stay at Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
If you are on a quest for a luxury vacation, you ought to include a stay at Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra. It is a part of the grand Oberoi hotels and a luxury hotel of Agra. Located just 600m away from Taj Mahal, it is the best way to get a luxurious view of the monument. The hotel is filled with heritage elements like ornamented fountains, passageway with arches, gold leaf fresco decorations, native trees with torches and much more. On the other hand, the hotel holds many ultra-modern amenities like internet facilities, signature therapy, private spa, specialty restaurant, signature cocktail of the hotel, gym, swimming pool and many others.
Taj Mahal from the sky
It is mundane to watch the same monument from the same sight of view. How about getting an aerial view to the monument. Balloon safari is a luxury activity in Agra, in which tourists would be taken on a trip in a hot air balloon from one side of River Yamuna, crossing numerous attractions including the mighty Taj Mahal and back to the place.
The balloon ride gives a great view of the monument from 250 m above the ground. The best time to visit Agra for balloon trip is from October to March. The peak time is late November, during the Taj Balloon Festival.
Vacation is all about creating new experience. Trying out the same activity over and over again is just a trip and not a vacation. Do you want to add more beauty to your India trip? It is time to add more spice to the itinerary. Think out of the box or choose niche tour agents to craft an exquisite vacation for you.