Boasting views of the Taj Mahal, even the name of the Clarks Shiraz suggests elegance and five-star service. Doormen in crisp uniforms set the tone as they welcome visitors to this classy establishment, situated right in the centre of Agra, close to all of the town’s myriad attractions. Right by the hotel, guests are free to try local cuisine at various restaurants, while the onsite Ayurvedic Clinic offers an extensive menu of holistic therapies. The pool enjoys a verdant garden setting, where guests can momentarily recharge. Alternatively, coffee and cakes at the hotel’s lounge might also entice the weary traveler for a restorative caffeine break.