Places To Visit In Agra

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Here are the top 17 tourist attractions to see in Agra:

1. Taj Mahal

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3 km
from city center
1 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

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. Fatehpur Sikri

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36 km
from city center
2 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

A city, predominantly made of red sand stone, Fatehpur Sikri was once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction. The city offers a fine example of Akbar's architectural finesse.

3. Agra Fort

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1 km
from city center
3 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

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.

4. Itimad-ud-daulah's Tomb

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3 km
from city center
4 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

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.

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5. Mehtab Bagh

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3 km
from city center
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places to visit in Agra

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.

6. Shopping in Agra

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2 km
from city center
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places to visit in Agra

Various small shops in Agra sell handicrafts and stone products such as jewelry boxes, and plaques. Leather goods of good quality are also available in the markets. Most products have some dedication to the Taj Mahal.

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7. Akbar's Tomb

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7 km
from city center
7 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

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.

8. Jama Masjid Agra

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1 km
from city center
8 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

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.

9. Chini ka Rauza

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4 km
from city center
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places to visit in Agra

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.

10. Dolphin Water Park

15 km
from city center
10 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

Inaugurated in 2002, Dolphin World Water Park is spread over an area of 14 acres and is replete with thrilling slides, roller coasters, water and regular rides etc. Besides, it has an amusement park, a play area for kids, locker room and other facilities.

11. Anguri Bagh

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1 km
from city center
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places to visit in Agra

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.

12. Taj Museum

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3 km
from city center
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places to visit in Agra

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.

13. Taj Mahotsav

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places to visit in Agra

Taj Mahotsav is an annual ten-day festival that takes place in Agra. The festival showcases an outstanding variety of art and craft, dance and cuisines of artisans from different regions of India. It is a paradise for food aficionados, children and the appreciators of folk culture.

14. Wildlife SOS

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17 km
from city center
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places to visit in Agra

Established in 1995, Wildlife SOS is a laudatory initiative started by a group of individuals to work in the direction of protecting and conserving wildlife, maintaining quality habitats, and safeguarding rich biodiversity.

15. Mother Teresa's Missionaries Of Charity

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0 km
from city center
15 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

Located on Ajmer Road in Agra, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity works for the upbringing, well- being and education of the orphaned kids in addition to caring for the elderly and the homeless.

16. Friends Gokulam Fun City Water Park

15 km
from city center
16 out of 17
places to visit in Agra

Friends Gokulam Fun City Water Park is the second largest water park in Agra. Spread over vast acres of land, the water park boasts of a number of slides, roller coasters and fun rides both for adults and kids.

17. Ram Barat

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places to visit in Agra

The Ram Barat is a joyous and one of the most important festivals in Northern India held in September every year. It celebrates the divine marriage ceremony of Lord Rama by taking out his marriage procession and carrying out all the ceremonies related to marriage.

FAQs on Agra

How can I commute within Agra?

Getting around the city can be done in tongas, electric buses, and tempo. There are also auto rickshaws and state buses. Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort are quite close to each other, and if it's not too sunny you can just walk between the two. Otherwise, there are a lot of autos and battery-powered rickshaws plying between the two major monuments which charge a minimal amount.
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What are the top hotels in Agra?

There are 335 Hotels in Agra which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Agra are Aradhana's Home Stay, Hotel The Orient Tree, Agra, OYO 14219 Hotel Banshi, The Shriansh, A Boutique Stay, good vibes hostel, Family Affairs. You can see all the hotels in Agra here

What are the top sightseeing places in Agra?

The top sightseeing places in Agra are Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-daulah's Tomb, Mehtab Bagh, Shopping in Agra.

What are the top activities in Agra?

The top activities in Agra are Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour with Guide-flat 29% off, Delhi to Agra Day Trip with Guide-flat 33% off, Jaipur to Agra Day Trip with Guide, Taj Mahal Fast Track Entry Ticket, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Day Tour from Delhi, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Private Half Day Tour.

What are the top restaurants in Agra?

The best places to eat in Agra are The Mughal Room, Brijwasi, Pinch of Spice, Only Restaurant, Zorba the Buddha, Bellevue. You can see all the places to eat in Agra here

Can you suggest an itinerary for Agra?

Day 1 - Reach Agra by early morning and check into your hotel. Then, head to Fatehpur Sikri, the capital the capital of Akbar the Great during the 16th century. Do remember to visit the tomb of Itimad on your way back. In the evening, go to the famous Agra Chaat House and get a taste of the variety of street foods Agra is known for. Do not forget to taste the lip-smacking pethas.

Day 2 - Begin your second day early. Have a hearty breakfast and head towards the famous Taj Mahal. Try to reach Taj Mahal early as the entry becomes difficult as the day proceeds due to the heavy crowd. In the evening, go to the shops that bear the exquisite designs of the craft of Pietra Dura. 

Day 3 - On the third day, visit the Agra Fort. It is 20 minutes away from the Taj Mahal. Next, you can visit the Kalakriti and experience the grand cultural Centre with beautiful art exhibits. Later on in the evening, you can go shopping at the Sadar Bazaar.
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