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The 10 Best Things to Do in Agra

Located on the Yamuna River, Agra's crown jewel is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. However, other attractions abound in the city, boasting architectural gems that reflect nearly 200 years of Mughal reign over the northern Indian subcontinent.

Taj Mahal

Deemed one of the world's most beautiful buildings, Shah Jahan had the mausoleum built as a memorial to his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth.

Metab Bagh

Known as the Moonlight Garden, this park was initially one of a series of 11 built by Emperor Babur. Reconstructed after a fall from grace, the park offers great views of the Taj.

Agra Fort

Built by Mughal emperor Akbar, Shah Jahan transformed this red sandstone structure, also known as the Red Fort, into a palace. It later became his prison once his son took power.

Moti Masjid

Known as the "Pearl Mosque" for the use of white marble, Shah Jahan built this mosque in Agra Fort for the royal members of the court in 1654.

Jahangir Palace

Emperor Akbar built this residence for his favorite son, Jahangir, within the Agra Fort. The Mughal architecture of the palace also integrates Hindu and Central Asian influences.

Itimad-ud-Daulah

Noted as the "Baby Taj Mahal," the white marble mausoleaum on the Yamuna River contains the remains of Persian nobleman Mizra Ghiyas Beg, who was Mumtaz Mahal's grandfather.

Chini Ka Rauza

The tomb of Afzal Khan, who was a poet and Shah Jahan's chief minister, reflects Persian-style architecture and is famous for its glazed tiles, or chini, in various hues.

Guru ka Tal

Dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur, the holy site for Sikhs was first a repository for rainwater. The 17th-century structure has eight of the original twelve towers.

Jama Masjid

Commissioned by Shah Jahan's daughter, Jahanara Begum, the 17th-century "Friday Mosque" is one of the largest in India. The red sandstone design reflects Mughal influences.

Tomb of Akbar the Great

According to tradition, the emperor began the construction of this red sandstone mausoleum during his lifetime. Yet, it was his son who completed the top portion in white marble.

Planning Your Agra Visit

How many days to spend in Agra?

Although many visitors arrive from Delhi on a day-trip, Agra offers two to three days worth of sightseeing. A stay here also makes it easier to reach the imperial complex of Fatehpur Sikri, which is 22 miles from Agra.

Getting around

Apart from taxis and buses, tuk-tuks and autorickshaws are the norm, and its best to choose one that appears to be in relatively suitable condition. Bicycle rickshaws are another option, as they can make it convenient for the area around the Taj Mahal, which is free from cars and taxis.

Where to stay in Agra

The areas of Tajganj and Basai make it easy to see the main sights of the city. Buses on Fatehabad and Taj Roads connect the district to the city center.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Hindi
  • Currency
    Indian Rupee (₹)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+05:30)
  • Country Code
    +91
  • Best time to visit
    The Taj Mahal is wonderous in any season, but to avoid the heavy heat, it's best to visit Agra in the cooler months of October through March.

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What People Are Saying About Agra

Excellent tour. The best guided tour I have ever been on.

The Driver made a 120% effort to make us fee comfortable and speak our language to the best of his ability. He was very safe on the road and very hospitable. The drivers name was Sudama Rathore. I highly recommend using him. The guide was also very knowledgeable and friendly.

Best trip of my life.. 2 Day Agra worth visit

I booked a 2 Day agra tour with the company and was happy with what they offered, the driver Rehman was good and spoke some good English (need to chat on long drives), he had a good way to drive the car through lanes. In Agra our guide was Ali, he was good at what is did too and had a big number of years at the travel business. I also visited Fatehpur Sikri which is worth visiting situated 40 kms away from Agra. Good service thumbs up for them, was able to cover almost all the monuments of Agra in 2 Days.

2-Day Agra & Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour from Delhi Reviewed by Aaron, 02/02/2017

From the city of chaos to the city of love

I took this 2 day agra tour with my friends, we had a long drive from delhi to Agra and met with our guide who then took us to the ghost city we spent a while there and came to the hotel and had lunch there, later in the evening amir our driver took us to see the back side of the taj mahal and we loved the sunset view their. It was about time , we entered the taj next day during sunrise and was happy that it was not foggy and crowded. As we spent half the day more in the city and was happy the city was not at all like delhi where no one cared a bit about anything, the company owner met us that day while we were leaving and also provided us with some postcards. 5 star service

2-Day Agra & Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour from Delhi Reviewed by Leander, 01/30/2017

Perfect Day Trip to Agra - even with holiday traffic

Fantastic trip -- well organized with an excellent driver and a very knowledgeable, attentive and skilled tour guide. Highly recommended.

Stop researching. This is the best way to visit the Taj Mahal.

Arif and his team were top class. Very responsive after I booked my trip - emailing me train tickets with details for his drivers and guide. Once picked up from my hotel his driver Rahman stayed with me at the station until I was seated on the train. After a speedy trip to Agra - 1h 45mins or so (compared to 3.5-4 hours by car) - Islam my guide met me off the train in Agra station. The Taj Mahal is spectacular and Islam was a great guide happy to take photos for you. One thing.. be prepared to be taken to a couple of souvenir stores - marble and carpets - but hey it supports the local industry and you don't have to buy anything unless you want to. Overall a great hassle free way to day trip from Delhi.


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