Best Places to Visit in Agra

Agra is a city known for its rich cultural heritage and is renowned for its historical monuments. The famed Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, Sikandara and Fatehpur Sikri are some of the most spectacular structures located in the regal city. Head to Agra to explore the extravagance of Mughal architecture.

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Taj Mahal

This tomb of love has garnered immense popularity among international and local tourists. Throughout the year, tourists flock to the Taj Mahal to absorb the beauty of the Marble mausoleum. Intricate carvings, large domes and minarets give tourists a glimpse of the genius of Mughal architecture. The site is particularly popular amongst honeymoon couples. Well paved lawns around the Taj Mahal add to the magical quality of the monument.

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Agra Fort

The beautiful red tinged structure was built in the year 1565 A.D by Emperor Akbar. The semi circular fort is a powerful structure and houses spectacular monuments within its walls. Moti Masjid, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas, Musamman Burj, Jahangir's Palace, Khaas Mahal and Sheesh Mahal are all located within the fort. A visit to Agra Fort is a must for tourists traveling to Agra. Tourists can visit the fort throughout the week and can enioy the beauty of these imposing structures.

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Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb 

The tomb was built in memory of Ghias-ud-Din Beg by his daughter Noor Jahan in 1622-25 A.D. The tomb is considered on par with the beauty of the Taj Mahal and is often viewed as the precursor of the renowned tomb. The tomb, though small in scale, is a spectacular structure complete with intricate carvings, wide ceilings, and minarets. The lawns and gardens surrounding the structure lend an enchanting effect to the tomb.

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Sikandara

The tomb of Akbar the Great is no ordinary structure. Conceptualized by the emperor himself and completed by his son Jehangir, the tomb is a sight to behold. Sikandara is a mixture of architectural styles of the two ruling emperors. The red sandstone monument is built around the Chahar-bagh and the entrance gates are made of marble. Head here to discover a unique style of Mughal architecture.

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Fatehpur Sikri 

This city is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from Agra. Built by Emperor Akbar, the renowned city is extremely popular among tourists. Located in the quaint suburbs of Agra, the abandoned city continues to depict the splendor of the golden age of the Mughal Empire. Guests can view the walls, palaces, baths, royal mints and gardens located within the inner citadel of the city.

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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Agra is not only home to man made marvels but also natural wonders. The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is home to beautiful flora and fauna and is popular among nature enthusiasts. Professional photographers and bird watchers will get a glimpse of rare birds and flowers. Head here to spend a relaxing day in the lap of nature.