Agra, home to one of the seven wonders of the world ‘Taj Mahal,’ attracts approximately 237 million tourists every year. The main reason behind every visit to Agra is the architectural wonder ‘Taj Mahal,’ but apart from it, there are various other places to visit in Agra. 

The captivating tombs, blooming gardens, historical museums, delectable street food, and unforgettable sunset, there are numerous things to do in Agra.

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  • Sobriquet: City of Taj or Taj Nagri
  • Geographical Description: Agra is located 206 km away to the south from Capital Of India, Delhi, and 256 km away east to Jaipur featuring the famous Golden Triangle circuit. The city is built on the banks of the river Yamuna and is densely populated.
  • Weather: The city experiences semiarid climate, hot and sunny in summer (April-June), and mild cold in winters (December-February), monsoon(July-September) has moderate rainfall.
  • Means of transport:
  1. By Air – The Kheria Airport of Agra is connected to all major cities of India via air route.
  2. By Rail – The city has three railway stations Agra Cantt, Agra City, and Agra Fort. The city is well connected via rail routes. There are regular trains to Agra from Jaipur, Delhi, Gwalior, and Jhansi
  3. By Road – Agra is also well-connected to various Indian cities through the National Highways.
    Agra will soon have the connectivity through metro trains running within the city and nearby places.
  • Best time to visit: Monsoon and winters are the best seasons to visit Agra. Lots of tourists visit Agra during the month of February to attend the cultural festival Taj Mahotsav. Ram Barat a huge procession recreating the wedding of  Lord Rama is held in September and also lots of people visit Agra during the festival of lights, Diwali.

Here is the list of places to visit in Agra –

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Best Places to Visit in Agra

Taj Mahal

Places to Visit in Agra -Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal is not just a monument; it is a ‘symbol of love.’ Commissioned in 1632, it is known for its fabulous artistry and is the best place to visit in Agra. Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built it in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. It took almost 21 years and 20000 workers to complete its construction.
The mesmerizing mausoleum houses the tomb of Emperor Shahjahan and his wife, Mumtaj Mahal. It is the perfect example of fine craftsmanship with Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles of architecture.
For protecting the serene beauty of the monument, petrol and diesel vehicles are forbidden in the Taj Mahal area, and tourists have to use tongas and cycle rickshaws to reach the mausoleum.

Directions

Entrance Fees

  • Indians – 50
  • Foreigners – 1100
  • Children below the age of 15 – Free

 Timings
6:00 am to 6:30 pm, closed on Friday.
The best time to visit the Taj Mahal is at sunrise, sunset and on a full moon night.

Agra FortPlaces to Visit in Agra - Agra Fort

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Located on the banks of the river Yamuna, Agra Fort is also known as Red Fort or Lal Quila. It is now a UNESCO world heritage site, and it is amongst the best places to visit in Agra. Initially, Agra Fort was a brick fort known as ‘Badalgarh’; it was constructed again in red sandstone during the reign of Akbar in 1573. The fort has four gates on its four sides, Khizri Gate facing the river, Lahore Gate, also known as Amar Singh Gate, Delhi Gate, and Ghazni Gate. Spread over an area of 94 acres, stiff and rigid walls surrounding the fort in the exterior.

Directions

Entrance Fees

  • Indians – Rs 50
  • Foreigners – Rs 650
  • Children below the age of 15 – Free

Timings
6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah

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It is the Tomb of Mir Gheyas Beg, the father of Noor Jahan, wife of Jahangir. He was also a minister in Akbar’s Court and later was known as Itmad-Ud-Daulah. The tomb is among the most famous places to visit in Agra.

It was the first tomb of Mughal Era to be built on the banks of the river Yamuna and entirely out of Marble. If you look carefully at the monument, it’ll look like a Jewel Box.

Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah is also known as Baby Taj since it is believed to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal.

Directions

Entrance Fees

  • Indians – Rs 30
  • Foreigners – Rs 310
  • Children below the age of 15 – Free

Timings
6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Akbar’s Tomb – Sikandra

Places to Visit in Agra - Tomb of Akbar the Great

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One of the most famous places to visit in Agra, Akbar’s Tomb is in Sikandra, the suburbs of Agra. It is the place where the greatest emperor of the Mughal Empire rests in peace and is among the top 10 places to visit in Agra.
Akbar himself started the construction of this spectacular monument in the 1600s and was completed by his son Jahangir in 1613.
Surrounded by a beautiful garden, the tomb is a five-story structure with the grave of Akbar in the basement.

Directions

Entrance Fees

  • Indians – Rs 30
  • Foreigners – Rs 310
  • Children below the age of 15 – Free

Timings
Sunrise to Sunset, Closed on Friday

Jahangiri Mahal- Agra Fort