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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.


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

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    Indian Rupee (₹)
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    UTC (+05:30)
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  • 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

Our guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and excellent English

Javed was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience so much more interesting and exciting. His knowledge of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and Baby Taj were so enlightening. He made sure that we were well looked after and was a pleasure to spend the whole day with. Anybody wanting to do this tour, and it is a must for anyone visiting India, I would most strongly recommend this young man.
Full Day Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Delhi by Car Reviewed by Peter, 10/24/2016

Travelling via express train between Delhi and Agra!

Arrangements and guidance for transport between hotel and stations in Delhi was done well including seat reservations.

Completely reliable driver, guide and service.

We signed up for a sunrise excursion to the Taj Mahal from Delhi. The early hour allows you to miss the crowds and the high heat. The agency, Unique India Tours, was reliable and responsive. The driver was on time for our 2am pick up and drove us safely and timely to the Taj Mahal. Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and patient. The weather was rainy but in no way dampened our visit to the Taj Mahal; it's a site worth seeing.

Really fluent and knowledgable guide, and safe, careful drivers.

My guide was very accommodating and understanding of my wanting to see, know about and discuss the wonders he showed me. My age made me cut the trip short and he suggested other things to see/do that were feasible for me. I appreciate his attitude very much. Due to car trouble, I had changes of driver and car, but I was impressed with a man who was honourable enough to admit to a fault in the car and not continue when something may have been serious. (I hope not.) All drivers obeyed the speed limits whenever I glanced at the speedo and drove professionally. My only concern was using mobile phones while driving, but I do not know Indian laws, so may have been no real problem. The first driver HAD to contact base about his car. My only disappointment in the day - apart from my lack of stamina - was that I asked to go to a "touristy" souvenir shop as I have grandchildren. This did not happen. The rest of was fantastic.

Absolutely amazing, our guide was first rate, thank you Siad and Gyg

Picked up at our Delhi hotel on time, nice air conditioned car, good safe driver Kazim. Arrived in Agra as the sun was rising over the Taj, incredible site, met up with our guide Siad. Very enjoyable and interesting day, Siad is very knowledgeable and entertained us throughout the tour. I would definitely recommend the day tour of the Taj. Thank you very much Getyourguide, you did a great job for us.
Taj Mahal Full-Day Trip from Delhi with Entrance Ticket Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/08/2016

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