Dazzling hotel built in the style of a Mughal palace, amid nine acres of landscaped gardens, reflecting pools and fountains just 660 yards from the Taj Mahal. All of the 102 lodgings afford unobstructed views of the extraordinary monument and contain dark teakwood floors and handcrafted furnishings; some have small terraces. White-marble walkways sweep into the magnificent interior past galleries adorned with exquisite handpainted murals; the rotunda lobby is crowned by a gold-leafed dome and immense chandelier. Bellevue serves Indian and Continental cuisine; Esphahan offers traditional regional dishes. Dramatic water cascades feed an outdoor marble swimming pool. Spa specializing in Ayurvedic treatments and Thai techniques features a white-marble steam room and garden-facing gym.
Lowest Rate: Premier Room, $1,390; Editor’s Choice: Deluxe Suite, $4,800.
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