Top Places To Visit:
- Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and is considered to be the most popular tourist attraction in the country. A symbol of love, the Taj was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz. Tagore described the Taj as a “teardrop on the cheek of eternity”. The monument attracts a lot of tourist all around the year.
2. Agra Fort
Also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge or Red Fort of Agra, the Agra Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is situated at a distance of about 2.5km northwest of the famous Taj Mahal. The construction of the massive fort of red sandstone by the banks of Yamuna river was started by emperor Akbar.
3. Jama Masjid
This relatively simple mosque built almost entirely in red sandstone was built by Jahanara, the daughter of Shah Jahan. Seen in itself, this is still an imposing piece of architecture and one of the largest mosques in the country. This is still used as the main mosque in the city.
4. Tonb Of Akbar The Great
The Tomb of Akbar is an important and iconic Mughal architectural masterpiece, built in 1605 and 1613. It is located at Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra, on the Mathura road (NH2), 8 km west of the city core. About a km away from the tomb, lies Mariam’s Tomb, the tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani, wife of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and the mother of Jahangir.
5. Chini Ka Roza
Dedicated to the memory of the Prime Minister of the court, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Chini ka Rauza is a funerary monument situated on the eastern bank of the Yamuna river in Agra.
6. Anguri Bagh
Centrally situated in the premises of Khas Mahal, Anguri Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1637. As the name suggests, Khas Mahal (or Aramgah- i – Muqaddasa) was constructed for the emperor as his exalted place of leisure and rest.
7. Taj Museum
Located inside the Taj Mahal complex, the museum was established in 1982 on the western ends of the Taj Gardens. The tiny but terrific depository is a double-storeyed building with a quadrangle projection outside.
8. Mehtab Bagh
Located just north to the glorious wonder called the Taj Mahal and overlooking the Agra Fort and Yamuna river on the opposite side, Mehtab Bagh is a rare retreat of natural bliss and one of the most scenic spots in Agra.
9. Itimad-ud-daulah’s Tomb
This tomb nestled on the bank of the river Yamuna was built by Queen Noor Jahan for her parents in the middle of the Persian Garden. It was constructed using yellow marble, with black and white marble inlay, and was hence called the Baby Taj.
Things to do
- Kalakriti Dance Drama Show – Witness The Tale Of Love
- Restaurants/Cafes – Indulge In The Authentic Delicacies
- Flea Markets – Spend Some Pennies Without Feeling Guilty
- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – Spectate The Birds In Their Natural Habitat
- Taj Mahal – Soak In The Beauty Of The Marvel
- Local Cooking Experience – Try Your Hands On Cooking!
- Agra Fort – Watch The Magic Of Lights & Sounds
- Bars And Clubs – Party All Night!
- Boating – Float On The Yamuna River
- Fatehpur Sikri – Take A Short Detour
- Jama Masjid – Seek Spirituality
- Anguri Bagh – Soak Up Some Sun
- Panchhi Petha – Savour Agre ka Petha
- Mama Chicken – Relish Meat Dishes
- Mehtab Bagh – Admire the Vistas
- Jahangir Mahal – Discover The Brilliant Architecture
- Akbar’s Tomb – Explore The Domes
- The Water Park – Enjoy A Day Of Fun And Adventure
- Taj Museum – Dig Up Some History