Garden Villa – Agra Homestay
- Type : City residence
- Uttar Pradesh / agra stay
Contact :Ph: +915626454315
Located in a quiet residential place in Agra, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and yet near the tourist spots, Garden Villa Homestay is a good choice for visiting the Taj.
This Agra homestay has 5 rooms with the price starting from Rs.1500 to Rs.3000 per room per night. This is inclusive of complimentary breakfast.
Rooms 5 rooms
The rooms are quite spacious (above 12’x14′) with attached western style WC. All the rooms are air conditioned and are planned so that there is enough fresh air and sunlight. They provide 24 hours running water. Rooms are designed very tastefully using teakwood. The curtains, cushion pillows and bed cover have been made rich brocade silk.
Food Indian cuisine
Food is prepared by the hostess who is a very good cook. Lunch and dinner can be arranged at prior notice.
Hosts N.N. Rajbansh & Madhu
After studying architecture in India and abroad, Mr.Rajbansh took a dramatic change in his life and switched over to tourism. For the last 3 decade, he have worked in Tourism, as Tour Manager and have travelled to different parts of the sub-countries with French, English and American Fit’s and groups of tourists. His wife, Madhu, is an excellent cook and has gardening as a hobby. She has won several prizes and recognitions in garden competitions organized by the city of Agra.
Suggested Activity #1 Visit the Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is sheer poetry in marble. Majesty and magnificence, unrivalled. The Taj Mahal is the one and only of its kind across the world. The monumental labour of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen. The ultimate realisation of Emperor Shahjahan’s dream! One of the wonders of the world. From 1631 A.D., it took 22 years to complete it. An estimated 20,000 people worked to complete the enchanting mausoleum, on the banks of the Yamuna.
Suggested Activity #2 The Agra Fort World Heritage Site.
The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1565, A.D. although additions were made till the time of his grandson, Shahjahan. The forbidding exteriors of this fort hide an inner paradise. There are a number of exquisite buildings i.e. Diwan-Am, Diwan-E-Khaas, Musamman Burj – where Shahjahan died in 1666 A.D. Jahangir’s Palace; Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.
Suggested Activity #3 Chini Ka Rauza
This was constructed by Afzal Khan – a high official in the court of Shahjahan. Decorated by glazed tiles on the façade, the structure clearly depicts the Persian influence in architecture.
Suggested Activity #3 Fatehpur Sikri World Heritage Site.
An epic in red sandstone. A city of yesteryears, today lost in the mists of time. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1569-74 A.D. A sonless Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek blessings of a Muslim saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti. When his son was finally born, he in gratitude, constructed this capital city and named it ‘Fatehpur Sikri’. Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in north-west, Akbar had to abandon this city. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti attracts thousands who seek blessings of the revered saint. Other renowned places are Diwan-I-Am, diwan-I-Khaas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai’s Palace and Birbal Bhavan.