India

Agra

Agra, a city in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, is home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth in 1631. Set behind a reflecting pool inside a courtyard defined by 4 minarets, the imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones.

Ways you can help in Agra

The project houses approx 270 Indian Sloth bear, which have been removed from the streets of India, where they were popularly known as ‘the dancing bears’. The Qalanders, as their masters were known, have been rehabilitated as part of this Bear Rescue program. They run small shops or enterprises.  You can help prepare meals for […]

Accommodation in Agra

This is Taj’s 3rd tier of hotel brands, but this is a lovely hotel, set amid 6 acres of gardens, with superb views of the Taj Mahal from rooms on the 3rd floor and above, and a breath-taking ‘skylounge’ where you can dine on the rooftop looking out onto the Taj Mahal a couple of […]

Located an hour out of Agra, Chambal Safari Lodge is an oasis of tranquility and gracious hospitality, nestling in the midst of a sprawling 35 acre heritage plantation of large old growth trees, surrounded by family owned farmland. The Lodge has been lovingly restored and extended, the plantation supplemented with large numbers of native trees […]

Three large complexes house the rooms and suites of this great value hotel. It’s a favourite for bird watchers, the bird sanctuary being just a short walk away. Large verandas with inviting cane chairs stretch out for your viewing pleasure, and when you’ve seen enough bird life, there’s always the Ayurvedic treatments of the spa.

Come for the Taj Mahal views, stay for, well, everything else. Landscaped lawns, mirrored pools and decorous pavilions all make this hotel one of the world’s most talked about. Luxurious rooms show off the highest Indian craftsmanship and have been enjoyed by the great and the good since they opened. The fact that the Taj […]

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