Tourist Places to Visit in Agra

About Agra Tourism

Agra was the capital of India at the time of the Mughals in the 16th and 17th centuries and from that era its superb monuments. A medieval city is Agar which is situated on the banks of the Yamuna River. The Ruler of Delhi Sultanate is generally accepted that Sultan Sikandar Lodi founded it in the 1504 year. The city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrahim Lodi after the sultan’s death. From Agra he ruled his Sultanate until he fell fighting in the Panipat First battle fought in 1526 to Babur. Hemu Vikramaditya also known as Hem Chander Vikramaditya is the great Hindu warrior won Agra as Prime Minister cum Army Chief of Afgan Sur Dynasty Adil Shah in the 1556 year.

The Commander of Akbar / Humayun force was so scared of Hemu in Agra that he ran away from Agra without the fight. This was 21st continuous win of Hemu later who won Delhi also and re- established his Kingdom and the Vikramaditya Dynasty in North India and had his coronation at Purana Quila in Delhi. If you want to appreciate how its appearance changes with under unique lights the Taj certainly deserves more than just a single visit.

Tourist Places to visit Agra

A mausoleum is the Taj Mahal which is located in Agra, India. The Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Considered the finest example of finest example of Mughal architecture is the Taj Mahal also “the Taj” and a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian and Indian architectural styles. The Taj Mahal was “one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage and cited as the jewel of Muslim art in India” and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. The Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal are in a basement room. The structure of central Taj has four small domes surrounding the central dome, bulbous and huge. A common practice in mausoleums of this type above them in the main chamber is false tombs. The Taj Mahal is not a mosque from them nobody is called to prayer. The identical one on the east side is purely for symmetry is twin red sandstone buildings frame the building when viewed from the river. It faces the wrong direction that’s why it cannot be used as a mosque.

A UNESCO World Heritage site is Agra Fort which is located in Agra, India. It is also known as Agra Red Fort, Lal Quila and Fort Rouge. It’s much more popular sister monument the Taj Mahal is about 2.5 km northwest. The country was governed from here and the great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived. The most important fort in India is Agra Fort. As a walled palatial city the fort can be more accurately described. In 1565, the massive Agra Fort was constructed begun by Emperor Akbar and Shah Jahan were made up until the time of his grandson. By foreign travelers, the highest dignitaries and ambassadors who participated in the history making in India it was visited. Beautiful Shah Jahan marble Moti Masjid (known as the Pearl Mosque for its perfect proportions) are also open to visitors is closed unfortunately. The Amar Singh Gate to the south and the fort is River Yamuna on the banks is the only point of entry.

The Agra city is full of architectural wonders. It has the popular Taj Mahal on one hand and it has the Itmad- ud- Daulah’s mausoleum and Agra Fort on the other hand. Father of Nur Jahan, by Mirza Ghiyath Beg had given the title of Itimad- ud- Daulah. After his death nearly 7 years Nur Jahan completed the construction of the building of the Tomb of her father. A tomb that was built by Shah Jahan’s mother is Itimad ud Daulah or Baby Taj. The four gardens that surrounded the tomb in a quadrangle shape this is the best part of this monument. Before its construction, from the tombs of the Mughal dynasty built, the tomb marks a significant departure. You would find a stone of red arch that welcomes you to this baby Taj when you enter the monument.

This royal city is one of a kind is built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. It is a mixture of both Mughal and Persian styled architecture and was built in 16th century. A rich attraction in this place is the fort and is a world heritage site. In Agra district Fatehpur Sikri is a municipal board and a city in the Uttar Pradesh state. A tourist attraction is the surviving mosque and palace. It is connected with Jaipur, Delhi and other places by roadways. You can get the rich historical culture feel of medieval Mughal India by going for tours to this historical site. In Fatehpur Sikri there is majestic building which is built by Akbar. From Agra to Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar shifted his capital.

The entrance gateway to the Jama Masjid mosque is the Buland Darwaza near Agra in Fatehpur Sikri. A grand getaway located near Agra in Fatehpur Sikri one such tourist attraction Agra is the Buland Darwaza. In 1575 after he defeated the King of Gujarat or Khandesh in 1573 on the courtyard southern wall this triumphal arch was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Buland Darwaza an inscription on the central face throws light on religious tolerance and broad mindedness of Akbar.

Bagh- i- gul Afshan and the Rambagh Gardens are also known were established by Babur and one of the most influential Mughal empresses and later renovated by the wife of Jahangir is Nur Jahan. The oldest garden in Mughal style is Rambagh in Agra in the country. Before Babur was taken to Kabul he was buried here temporarily, Rambagh was built by Babur. Rambagh is an example of water usage cascades into the garden to increase the flow of river. Firstly, the garden was named as Aram Bagh which means Rest Garden and later it became Ram Bagh.

During the period from 1631 to 1635 A.D. Mehtab Bagh was intentionally built as an integral part of the Taj Mahal’s original design and it is laid out in just right alignment and symmetry with the Taj Mahal in Agra. It has been named as ‘The Moon Gargen’ or the ‘Mehtab Bagh’ because for viewing the Taj Mahal it is an ideal point in romantic moonlight.

A religious movement that was begun in 1861 and the Dayalbagh Garden have been founded in the Shiv Dayal Sahib memory the Radhaswami Satsang Movement founder. From Agra it is 15 km. A number of other religions like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism the movement basically follow a code that is an amalgamation. The Dayalbagh Gardens architecture follows much of the same pattern of amalgamation of the unique religion traits such as itself of the Radhaswami Satsang movement.

Agra mostly feature religious motifs is Taj Mahal gardens. For example the water Garden is divided into squares of four equal by two marble canals. The garden conjures up the Islamic concept of heaven where honey, Water Rivers, wine, and milk flow; the garden is bounded by fountains and cypress trees. A lotus shaped tank is located at the centre of garden and the mausoleum. From any spot in the garden, the image of Taj can be seen on the water and the water in the tank is acts as a reflective facade. The tank exclusive location helps the mirror such this extraordinary monument viewing of love.

The Mughal architectural brilliance the fort and the palaces reminds the gracefully designed mausoleums. The Jama Masjid is one such tourist attraction in Agra which is located right in the middle of the Fatehpur Sikri. Jama Masjid is built in a manner that underlines its important as a worship sacred place, the Jammat Khana hall on both side and fanked by the Zenana Rauza. Celebrated the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti which is located within the complex of Jama Masjid.

It is reckoned among the most celebrated religious sites in Agra. One of the most renowned religious sites is Mangaleshwar Temple of Agra which is located in the western part of the city centre in an area Gokal Pura. Among the local population this temple is a very famous worship place. The Mangaleshwar Temple of Agra is visited by tourists and devotee thousands every year. The temple acquires the entire ambience a colorful look, gorgeous and animated.

A worship holy place for the Sikh is the Agra Guru Ka Taal. This gurudwara attracts end number tourists and devotees enjoying both religious and historical importance. Among the magnificent architectural wonders is this red stone structure of 17th century of India. This gurudwara beckons travelers from far and away to bask in its glory boasting elaborate stone carvings and 8 towers of the 12 original towers.

An enjoyable sight for eyes is Moti Masjid in Agra. The best place to witness the same is Moti Masjid in the Agra Fort. Enjoys its position in the invincible Agra Fort compound and is located in the vicinity of Yamuna River. You will come across an amazing symmetrical design of the mosque looking at its structure. The mosque mesmerizes travelers sitting to the right of the hall Diwan- E- Aam of the Agra Fort. It was built by the very powerful emperor and art connoisseur famously known as Shah Jahan.

Here, original drawings are available. The one inside Taj Mahal is the most commonly visited museum. Totally, this museum is divided into three galleries first one is arts of calligraphic, arms and vessels used by the Mughal Empire kings. If the food inside the vessels contains poison, said that color of vessel would change. Second one gallery of Museum is for ivory based craft items, portraits and coins. And third gallery of Museum is for Taj Mahal records including the site plan and historic documents.

The first notable building is Jahangiri Mahal that the visitor sees at the end of a spacious lawn on his right hand side; passage emerges out and as one enters through the Amar Singh Gate. The largest part of Agra Fort is Jahangir Palace. One of the top examples of Mughal Architecture is Jahangir place with Islamic motifs and intricate Hindu. It is the only building that survives among his buildings of original place and as quarter of women it was built by Akbar.

Favorite queen of Akbar, palace of Jodha Bai is to right of Jahangiri Mahal. It is rather simple in contrast to other palaces in the fort. After keeping the courtyard all built are the living quarters as the complex center. One can see the Taj through the sites in the wall.

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Tours in Agra

Same Day Agra Tour by Road

Duration: Same Day (01 Day)
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Delhi

Taj Mahal Train Tour

Duration: Same Day Trip (1 Day)
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Delhi

Overnight Agra Tour

Duration: 01 Night 02 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Delhi

Taj Mahal with Bharatpur Tour

Duration: 02 Nights 03 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Delhi

Golden Triangle Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour

Duration: 03 Nights 04 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

Taj Mahal with Sawai Madhopur Tour

Duration: 04 Nights 05 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur

Taj Mahal with Orchha & Khajurao

Duration: 05 Nights 06 Days
Destinations: Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho

Golden Triangle Tour

Duration: 06 Nights 07 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Golden Triangle with Haridwar

Duration: 07 Nights 08 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Haridwar - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

Golden Triangle with Golden Temple Tour

Duration: 07 Nights 08 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Amritsar - Delhi

Golden Triangle with Udaipur Tour

Duration: 07 Nights 08 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Discover Taj Mahal with Samode Tour

Duration: 07 Nights 08 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Samode - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikiri - Agra

Golden Triangle with Fresco Painting

Duration: 08 Nights 09 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Mandawa - Samode - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Golden Triangle with Pushkar Udaipur

Duration: 08 Nights 09 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Ajmer - Udaipur - Delhi

Golden Triangle with Ranthambhore

Duration: 08 Nights 09 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Delhi

Golden Triangle with Corbett Nainital

Duration: 08 Nights 09 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Corbett - Nainital - Delhi

Taj Mahal with Ganges Tour

Duration: 09 Nights 10 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Delhi

Rajasthan Heritage Tour

Duration: 09 Nights 10 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Mandawa - Khimsar - Rohet Garh Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Mathura - Delhi

Golden Triangle & Orchha Khajuraho Varanasi

Duration: 09 Nights 10 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajurao - Varanasi - Delhi

Golden Triangle with Nepal Tour

Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Kathmandu(Nepal)

Rajasthan Wildlife Tour

Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Sariska - Jaipur – Ranthambore – Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra - Delhi

Taj Mahal with Tiger Safari

Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days
Destinations: Mandawa - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Agra

Royal Rajasthan Tour

Duration: 15 Nights 16 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Mandawa - Pushkar - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Mt. Abu - Udaipur - Kota - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Colours of Rajasthan

Duration: 15 Nights 16 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi

Rajasthan Royal Splendor with Varanasi

Duration: 15 Nights 16 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Varanasi Departure

Grand Tour of Rajput

Duration: 15 Nights 16 Days
Destinations: Samode - Nawalgarh - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaislamer - Jodhpur - Ghanero - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Jaipur - kanota - Agra

Best of Rajasthan

Duration: 16 Nights 17 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Mandwa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur sikri - Agra - Delhi

Rajasthan Cultural Tour

Duration: 16 Nights 17 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Mandawa - Samode - Roopengarh - Deogarh - Kumbalgarh - Udaipur - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Bundi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Historical Rajasthan with Taj Mahal

Duration: 16 Nights 17 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur - Karoli - Pachewar - Deogarh - Naralai - Luni - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Kuchaman - Pachar - Jaipur - Delhi

Grand Rajasthan with Tiger Safari

Duration: 17 Nights 18 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - jaipur - Pushkar - Deogarh - Udaipur - Mount Abu - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Alsisar - Delhi

Boundless Rajasthan Tour

Duration: 18 Nights 19 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Kumbalgarh - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Exclusive Rajasthan with Camel Safari

Duration: 18 Nights 19 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Mandwa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbalgarh - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

Rajasthan Village Tour

Duration: 19 Nights 20 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Sariska - Somade - Jaipur - Mandwa - Gajner - Osiyan - Rohet Garh - Rawla Narlai - Deogarh - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Bijaypura - Bundi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi Departure

Delightful Rajasthan

Duration: 20 Nights 21 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Orchha - Gwalior - Bharatpur - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Pushkar - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Mount abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Jhunjuunu - Delhi

Grand Tour of Rajasthan

Duration: 25 Nights 26 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bundi - Bijaipur - Chittorgarh - Deogarh - Udaipur - Ghanerao - Rohet - Luni - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Manvaar - Khimsar - Naguar - Bikaner - Mandawa - Dundlod - Nawalgarh - Delhi

Royal Rajasthani Wedding

Duration: Duration: As Per Requirement
Destinations: Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount abu, Pushkar, Bikaner, Udaipur etc

How To Reach

By Road: Agra is well connected by road to Jaipur, Lucknow, Delhi and other nearby cities. To reach Agra tourists take a bus or can either book taxis.

By Train: Agra Fort, Raja Ki Mandi and Agra Cantt are Agra has three main railway stations; Agra City and Idgah are two other railway stations but here very few trains stop.

BY Air: Agra is directly connected with Varanasi, Khajuraho and Delhi its own airport. Gwalior, Delhi, Lucknow and Jaipur are nearby place which is connected by international and national airports. From the airport to reach the city taxis are easily available.

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