The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Each of this palatial property’s 102 rooms and suites features unobstructed views of the Taj Mahal. Interiors sparkle with glass chandeliers and white marble; terraced gardens, stone fountains, and a spa inspired by ayurvedic principles provide a serene escape from the tourist bedlam. ($890–$11,960) oberoihotels.com