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PLACES OF INTEREST

Places of Interest and Things to Do in Agra

Agra represents a heady mix of history and culture. Once the capital of Mughal India before it was shifted to Delhi, the city has seen the rise and fall of kings and kingdoms across millennia. In current times, it is more famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. However, there are more places to see and discover in the city besides the famous mausoleum. Agra is dotted with palaces, monuments, gardens, mosques, temples, bazaars and shops, each with its own story and charm. The city’s prominence in history makes it an ideal place for discovery and adventure.


Taj Mahal

The mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan is one of the most visited places in the world. Come and marvel at the refined architecture, the detailed inlay work and the beautiful symmetrically landscaped Charbagh.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

Moonlight Taj Mahal

Allowed for only five nights in a month, the view of the Taj by the full moon is a not-to-miss sight. The monument takes on an otherworldly charm as the while marble shimmers in the moonlight and speaks to us of the beauty of love.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

Agra Fort

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the current fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century on the site of an ancient fort. Don’t miss the Moti Masjid, Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas among the many places inside the large complex.
Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003

Fatehpur Sikri

The UNESCO World Heritage city was built by Emperor Akbar to serve as the capital of his empire. Though abandoned soon after due to lack of water, the planned walled city continues to serve as the benchmark for Mughal planning and architecture.
Fatehpur Sikri,
Uttar Pradesh 283110

Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra

The final resting place of the greatest of the Mughal Emperors, the mausoleum is renowned for its rich inlay workmanship. The ornately carved red sandstone tomb set the precedent for later Mughal monuments and architecture.
Lakhisarai,
Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007

Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb

The mausoleum was built by Empress Noor Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg who served as the Chief Minister to the Emperor in the Mughal court. The monument was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.
State Highway 39, Moti Bagh, Etmadpur, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282006

Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh is a charbagh complex in Agra, North India. It lies north of the Taj Mahal complex and the Agra Fort on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, in the flood plains
Near Taj Mahal, Nagla Devjit,
Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

Keoladeo National Park

The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the winter season.
Bharatpur, Rajasthan 302001

Mathura

Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 kilometres north of Agra, and 145 kilometres south-east of Delhi; about 11 kilometres from the town of Vrindavan, and 22 kilometres from Govardhan.
Uttar Pradesh