Agra is the majesty of India that allures tourists from around the globe for its one wonder marvel- Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife in 15th century, Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Even though Taj Mahal is alluring flame for many but it is not the only attraction in historical city of Agra. The Mughals have left some spectacular architectural marvels in the city including fascinating tombs and mausoleums. Apart from that the bustling markets or Agra are fun and filled with products that you won’t find anywhere else.
The downside comes in the form of hordes of rickshaw-wallahs, touts, unofficial guides and souvenir vendors, whose persistence can be infuriating at times. However, you can avoid all this if you choose a perfectly planned package for yourself. And, when you visit the world’s wonder, all the chaos seem worth it. Agra Fort, on the other hand is a shadow of Taj built in red sandstone and overlooks the entire city. Agra straddles a large bend along the holy Yamuna River.
Location: Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
An obvious and one of the best attractions in India let alone Agra, Taj Mahal is a white wonder made in all white marble with four extravagant Pillars. The shimmery white structure is surrounded by massive red wall from backside and a massive green garden in the front that beautifies the entire set up making the surrounding all splendid and breathtaking. You cannot avoid but visit this wonder once in your life time.
Things to do at Taj Mahal: Visting The Place
Location: Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
A red sandstone and marble fortress with several courtyards and gardens inside, Agra Fort is one of the finest forts in India. Set up along the banks of Yamuna River, Emperor Akbar built it in the year 1565.
Things to do at Agra Fort: Visting The Place
Location: Mehtab Bagh, Nagla Devjit, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Built by Babur as the last in a series of 11 parks on the Yamuna’s east bank. For those who are not aware of the name, it is that massive garden that is set up in front of the Taj. It was repaired years after it was conceived to protect Taj Mahal from erosive sands that blew from the ruins of this garden. After reconstruction became one of the best places to view the great mausoleum.
Things to do at Mehtab Bagh: Visting The Place
Location: Jahangir Palace, Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Jehangir’s Palce is a huge palace inside Agra Fort built in red- sandstone boasts the Indian and Central Asian architectural styles, was most likely built by the Mughal ruler Akbar for his son Jehangir.
Things to do at Jehangir’s Palace: Visting The Place
Location: Kinari Bazar, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
A famous market behind Jama Masjid is crowded all the time and bustles with vibrant colourful shops. Kinari Bazaar is famous for clothing, shoes, fabrics, jewellery, spices, marble work, snack stalls and what seems like 20 million other people. The market is best explored in evening when it is most cheerful and fun.
Things to do at Kinari Bazaar: Visting The Place
Location: Akbar-Mausoleum, Tomb of Akbar The Great Area, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Another famous red sandstone and marble tomb built to commemorate great Mughal emperors. The gateway to great mausoleum is a great courtyard. The tomb is built in white-marble perfectly laid in geometric patterns.
Things to do at Akbar’s Mausoleum: Visting The Place
The climate of Agra is extreme tropical and mercury rises up to 48 degree Celsius in summers and drops to 3 to 4 degrees Celsius.
Agra has a tropical extreme climate where summers are quite hot and winters are freezing cold. However, the best time to visit is between October and March wherein the weather remains pleasant.
Kheria airport is 13 kilometers away from Agra city. Hire a taxi from the airport to get to the city, which should take you around 10-15 minutes depending on traffic
Agra is situated on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai route and is well connected to most cities across India.
The brand new Yamuna express way to Agra from Delhi has considerably reduced the distance between Delhi and Agra.
There is a lot to explore!