Agra is in Uttar Pradesh, the northern state of India is in the list of every globe trotter. The wonder of world Taj Mahal is mausoleum built by King of Agra Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, But this place has many more beautifully architected monuments and building to explore.
Visit these places to visit in Agra and have the most surreal experience with the Mughal era of Indian history.
Sobriquet: City of Taj or Taj Nagri
Geographical Description: Agra is located 206 km away to south from Capital Of India, Delhi and 256 km away east to Jaipur featuring the popular Golden Triangle circuit. The city is built on the banks of the river Yamuna and is densely populated.
Weather: The city experience the semiarid climate and is hot and sunny in summer and mild cold in winters. The summers(April-June) are hot and dry and winter(December-February) are mild cold, Monsoon(July-September) has moderate rainfall.
Mean of transport: Agra is connected by Air By only Air India flights and is connected to many states through several national highways.
The Railway Station in AGRA also connects various train running through different states.
Agra will soon have the connectivity through metro train running within the city and nearby places.
Best time to visit: Monsoon and winters are the best seasons to visit Agra.
Tourists Places to Visit in Agra
1. Taj Mahal
Tajmahal is just not the monument but a story of love between a husband and a wife. The desire to make an immortal story for love king Shahjahan made a beautiful marble monument with 22 domes over his wife Mumtaz Mahal tomb, Taj Mahal has UNESCO recognized world wonder monument because of its artistic and intricate carving that leave all the tourist spellbound. The view of Taj Mahal on full moon night is so serene and forbidden to be missed if you plan your trip to Agra. Taj Mahal is one of the best places to visit in Agra at night or early morning.
2. Agra Fort
Agra Fort is among the most beautiful places to visit in Agra near Taj Mahal. The glorious fort is an open book of the Mughal era of Indian history. The red stone fort is also referred to as Red Fort is one of the major tourist attraction to understand the ruling system of Mughal kings. The fort is divided into different segment surrounded by a rigid and strong wall at exterior.
3. Fatehpur Sikri
The victorious monument crafted beautifully in red stone and marble is a demonstration of the farsightedness and progressive mind of King Akbar who built it as an accolade of victory over Rana Sanga by king Babur. The Buland Darwaza is also an imperial gate to Mughal architecture.
4. Jama Masjid
Large mosque surrounded by the crowded market in Agra is no other place than Jama Masjid. The blue painted wall mosque is overly crowded on Friday as a large number of people come to offer namaz, particularly of Friday. The mosque is also popular as Friday mosque. Visiting the place on Friday is not a great decision while traveling to Agra.
5. Aram Bagh
The oldest garden beside the river Yamuna with huge waving trees is a pleasant way to spend your summer evening and morning, exploring the ornated city of Mughal architectural monuments. As the name suggests the garden is a perfect place to relax and enjoy an amazing time with family and friends.
6. I’timād-Ud-Daulah Mausoleum
I’timād-Ud-Daulah is an epitome of a daughter-father relationship. The mausoleum is a set of the tomb of Mirza Ghiya Beg made by his daughter Empress Noorjahan surrounded by crucified labyrinth garden. The place is one of the famous places to visit in Agra during the evening, morning and to enjoy the pleasant weather near Yamina river.
7. Chīnī kā Rauza Tomb
A unusual architect with the disproportionate dome is a tomb of the president of king Shahjahan. The facet of the monument is also popular because of its glazed tiles.
8. Mariam’s Tomb
Mariam’s Tomb is again a beautiful architect with Chattris carved with beautiful flowery and geometrical designs painted colorfully. The deteriorating paint and architect still make this a must visited place during the trip to Agra.
9. Keetham Lake
Being one of the best places to visit in Agra for couples Keetham Lake is perfect for morning couples to explore the exotic location to watch aquatic animals and birds in the Surdas Reserved Forest. The best time to visit the lake is during monsoon.
10. Mankameshwar Temple
The four temples of Lord Shiva is located in 4 corners of the city Agra is a popular tourist attraction to view during your visit to the city.
11. Paliwal Park
Paliwal Park (Hewitt Park) is an old park centrally located, popular among local resident for its tracks to walk during morning and evening. The park also has an old library which is also popular among the young crowd.
12. Soamibagh Samadhi
The marble monument is located in Dayalbagh and is among the popular tourist places to visit in Agra because of its illustrious and impressive carving on pillars and walls. The place is also popular among many devotees as it is very also a calm and peaceful place to meditate.
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