There are 7 wonders of world and Agra is the home of one of the wonder of the world, i.e. “Taj Mahal”. Agra is from the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is popularly known for Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri as well. It is the place which is a perfect combination of history, architectural view, and romance. This perfect combination makes it one of the must-visit places in India. Agra is located at the bank of the river Yamuna, it is one of the small city of Uttar Pradesh. So, if you really want to explore historical facts and rich culture of India, then it is the perfect destination for you. Enjoy the Mughal Art and Architectural View of the City. Along with the famous tourist spots and monuments, there are many restaurants that offer delicious food and drinks. This place is also famous for chaat and lassi.

1. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and the most popular and beautiful place to visit in Agra. Taj Mahal is a symbol of love, which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his wife Mumtaz. It is surrounded by greenery, a river on the back, a large area in front of a lake and a lawn. It covers an area of approximately 42 Acers. It was built with White Marbles and these marbles are obtained from Makrana in Rajasthan. The construction of the Taj Mahal begins in 1631, it took a time of 17 years and at the beginning of 1648, it was constructed properly. Every day, around 2 to 4 million people come to visit the Taj Mahal. The beauty and history of the monument attract people the most and make it famous all over the world.

Timing- 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (But closed on Friday)
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 50 For Indians and INR 150 For Foreigners 

2. Agra Fort

Agra Fort is another famous tourist spot in the city. It is not only a fort but a place which is immense significance in the history of India. It is located in the city of Uttar Pradesh, in northern India. Agra Fort is also known as Red Fort which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1573. It is located on the right bank of the River Yamuna in Agra and made up of red sandstone. The Agra Fort is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and at a distance of approximately 2.5 KM from The Taj Mahal. Agra fort has a special connection with Indian politics and history. The red sandstones imposing the structure which majestic it as a beautiful and declined view of the place.

This fort is the perfect explanation of the Mughal style of art and architecture and one of the most visited tourist spots in Agra too. This Fort takes 7 to 8 years to build properly and spreads over an area of 94 Acers. In 2004, it was awarded by the Agra Khan Award for Architectural view. You can also see the view of the Taj Mahal from the Agra Fort. Also, some Bollywood movies like Jodha-Akbar and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan filmed in the Agra Fort. So, don’t miss an opportunity to visit this place. The best time to visit Agra is in the winter season between November to February. So, plan your vacation here and spend some valuable time with your affectionate ones.

Timing- 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 50 For Indians and INR 500 For Foreigners

3. Tomb of Akbar

This famous place is a tomb of Mughal emperor Akbar. It is located on the Sikandra sub of Agra and was built by the Jahangir son of Akbar in the year 1605-1613 after the death of Akbar. This place is chosen by the Akbar but now it is a tomb that was created after his death. It covers an area of about 119 acres of grounds in Sikandar. It is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece. The South gate tomb is the largest tomb out of the four white marble chhatri-topped minarets and is similar to the Taj Mahal. This tomb of Akbar was built with the red sandstones and a portion is made from marble which looks very pretty and also gives it a more precious look. The beauty of this historical monument is not justified in the words.

There is also a Mughal garden around it.  This tomb of Akbar is facing towards the rising sun instead of Masjid of Mecca. The main tomb is surrounded by a beautiful garden which was designed by Akbar. His wife’s (Mariam-uz-Zamani Begam) tomb is also located in Sikandra about a few kilometers away from Akbar’s Tomb. People come here to see the monkeys and apes & there are also many photographers who take your photos with these apes. The best to time visit here in the morning and evening because you can relax and walk at this place as it is one of the quiet and beautiful places to visit.

Timing- 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Closed on Friday)
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 10 For Indians and INR 100 For Foreigners

4. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is one of the royal places to visit in the city that is made up of red sandstones and is situated 40 miles west of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, in the northern part of India. This place was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The name Fateh is originated from the Arabic word which means ‘’victory’’ and the Sikri means ‘’thanks to god”. The architectural view of this place is really very amazing and is designed in the style of Mughal Architect that inspires and attracts most of the tourists towards it. If you really love to explore historical places then this place is just for you, as there are a number of religious and historical beliefs which will really be liked by you. So, isn’t it interesting to explore such a mysterious place? It will also help you to give you a closer look at Indian history.

Timing- 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 30 For Indians and INR 350 For Foreigners

5. Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh is located on the north side of the Taj Mahal and is opposite to the river Yamuna. The scenic view of this place attracts most of the travelers towards it. It is quadrilateral in shape and is also known by the name of Moonlight. It is a perfectly built garden that gives a gorgeous view of the Taj Mahal with a fountain in its front and is the perfect place for photography, especially, during sunset. This garden is made up of a mixture of red sandstones cladding, bricks, and lime plaster. The walls of this garden are 289m high and the domed tower is made with red sandstones in the garden. There is a small Dalit shrine near the entrance which is on the riverside. There is also an octagonal-shaped pond in the garden which is the main attraction of this place. This pond is a reflection of the Taj Mahal which also gives a beautiful look. The Mehtabh Bagh is a horticulture area that scores the number of vibrantly blooming florals plants and medicinal herbs also there are unlimited fruit trees that increase the beauty of this park. Trust Me, it is a must-visit place in Agra to get an unforgettable experience.

Timing- 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 30 For Indians and INR 100 For Foreigners

6. Wildlife SOS

It was established in the year 1995 and is a great initiative taken by the group of individuals to protect and conserve the life of wild animals. They conserve wildlife, maintain habitats, and also conserve the biodiversities. They have started their plan and rescuing each and every wild animal from disasters or accidents. Similarly, Wildlife SOS and have rescued 200 Bears from the place where these bears are torcher to practice for dance. This center of Wildlife SOS runs through the donations and the entry charges which you are given are taken by the government and not given to Wildlife SOS. In short, this place is heaven for wild animals who suffered very much in their lives. They maintain and take care of them. You should visit here once.

Timing- 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Time Required- 2-3 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 50 For Indians and INR 500 For Foreigners

7. Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid is located in Agra and built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Another name of Moti Masjid is Peal Mosque. It was constructed with marbles and is built for the purpose of worship for the royal member of the Court. It was built in the year 1654 and took approximately 4 lakh Rs to complete this mosque at that time. That’s why the architectural view of this place is really very awesome and takes you in the world of magic. It was crafted in the Mughal’s Designs which is liked by one and all. This makes it more famous among the others in the city. There are three domes that were built with the light white marbles and they are standing on the red sandstones Isn’t it beautiful? So, how can you miss this great place? Hence, whenever you travel to Agra, don’t forget to visit here.

Timing- 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

8. Panch Mahal

Panch Mahal was built by the Akbar for his wives and other ladies of the court. It is a five-storey historical place that was found inside the Fatehpur Sikri complex. It is located very close to the great palace Jodha Bai and is made up of red sandstone. It has five pavilions that stand on each other on the ground and is connected with the stairs of sandstone. It consists of 84 pillars on the first floor, 56 pillars on the second floor, 20 on the next floor and 12 pillars and at the end of the topmost section of this palace. Along with these columns, there is also a Chatri that has 4 pillars. This mahal has a beautiful architectural view and attracts most of the tourists towards it. Here you can spend your time in a peaceful and charming environment. You can click pictures of the Panch Mahal.

Timing- 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

9. Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb

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Itimad-Ud-Daula’s Tomb is also known by the name of the “Baby Taj Mahal”. This Mughal’s Tomb represents a draft of the famous monument “Taj Mahal” and sometimes it is also known as Jewel box. It is the first tomb in India which is totally made up of marble and is located at the bank of the river Yamuna. The construction of this tomb was started in the year 1622 and was completed in the year 1628. This is the tomb of Mir Gheyas Beg (Itimad-Ud-Daula) who is the minister in the court of Shah Jahan. The architectural view of this place is really appreciable and looks impressive. If you are looking for a place where you can spend some valuable time with your loved ones and want to know about little Mughal architect then, this place is the right pick for you.

Timing- 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM (Mid-night)
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 20 For Indians and INR 100 For Foreigners

10. Taj Mahotsav

It is a famous annual 10-day festival in Agra. This festival showcases an umpteen variety of art, culture, handicrafts, dance, and cuisines of different artists of India. It was started in the year 1992 and this festival gives a platform to different artists and talented persons to showcase their talents here in the form of handicrafts, art, and dance. They display their work and at the same time, they make it available for the tourists or visitors at an affordable price. This 10 days festival is truly a paradise of foodies, fun places for children, and a close view of rich culture. It took place in the month of February and is recommended you to plan your trip according to Taj Mahotsav. Because you seriously can’t afford to miss this great festive season.

Timing- 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Time Required- 3-4 Hours

Entry Fee- Starting From INR 50 For Indians and there is No Entry Fee For Foreigners

11. Dolphin Water Park

Now, it’s time for some adventurous activities. This famous water park was inaugurated in the year 2002 and spreads over an area of 14 acres. There are many thriller rides, roller coasters, water rides, and many more for all ages groups with safety measures.  Along with the water park, there is also an amusement park, a kids’ fun area, locker room, and other facilities. It is famous for the recreation of fun rides and is mostly visited by tourists to enjoy their vacations. Thus, it an advisable to take an extra day to visit this place.

Timing- 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Time Required- 4-5 Hours

Entry Fee- Starting From INR 500

12. Friends Gokulam Fun City Water Park

Another famous water park in the city is Friends Gokulam Fun City, Water Park. It spreads over a large area and there are many water rides, roller coaster rides, fun rides for all including kids and adults. So, don’t forget to take a visit to this place. Spend a day here and create a fun experience with your affectionate ones.

Timing- 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Time Required- 4-5 Hours

Entry Fee- Starting From INR 400

13. Taj Museum

If you are on a trip to Agra then, Taj Museum is the one which you seriously can’t afford to miss. It is located inside the Taj Mahal Complex and was established in the year 1982 on the western side of the Taj garden. It is a tiny but double stored building with a maximum capacity of visitors and display stools too. Here you will get to know about the story of Taj in detail and this tale of Taj makes it worthy to visit. It is truly the best place where you are able to take a close look at the blueprints, arts and artifacts which were utilized during the construction of the Taj Mahal. You should visit here once!

Timing- 10:00 AM To 7:00 PM (But closed on Friday)
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 20 For Indians and INR 750 For Foreigners

14. Anguri Bagh

Anguri Bagh is another popular tourist attraction in the city of the home of the Taj Mahal. It is located in the premises of Khas Mahal and was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1637. Surrounded by lush greenery and the clean environment of this place attracts many of the visitors towards it and is an ideal picnic spot too. This styled garden was intricate crafted in geometrical pattern. Moreover, here you will also get to know about the Mughal history. There is also an amazing water fountain and little artificial waterfall inside the garden. In short, it is also one of the must-visit place in Agra. Have A Happy Vacation!

Timing- Dawn To Dusk
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 40 For Indians and INR 50 For Foreigners

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