5 Places To Visit In Agra

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5 Places To Visit In Agra

1. Taj Mahal

Taj MahalOne of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal in Agra stands on the south bank of the Yamuna River. One of the best places to visit in Agra is the Taj Mahal or “Icon of Love” and the most popular tourist destinations in India.

He is also considered to be an embodiment of Mughal architecture. Shah Jahan built the ivory white marble mausoleum for his favorite wife Mumtaz. The monument is now where the tombs of the king and queen rest.

The Taj Mahal has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being a masterpiece recognized around the world. Walk inside the Taj Mahal and you will feel like you are walking through history. The ornate architecture and alluring designs will transport you to royal times and leave you stunned.

Location:
Dharmapuri, forest colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001.

Timings:
-6:00 to 18:30 every day except Friday.
– Night views from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. (5 days a month – full moon night, two days before full moon and two days after full moon night).

Entry fees:
-Rs 50 per person for Indians,
-Rs 1300 per person for foreigners.

2. Agra Fort

Agra FortAgra Fort was one of the most important forts of the Mughal period and is one of the most beautiful places to see in Agra today. Akbar the Great called this fort his home throughout his reign until 1605. Just like the Taj Mahal

It is also identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you walk through the many structures inside the fort, like Diwan-i-Khas, Khaas Mahal, and more the story unfolds before your eyes.

Location:
Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003.

Timing:
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Entry Fee:
-Rs 40 per person for Indians,
-Rs 550 per person for foreigners.

3. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur SikriFatehpur Sikri, a city in the district of Agra, was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The city was built and established by Akbar and later abandoned in 1610. Like all other tourist spots in Agra, it was also built entirely of red sandstone.

The city has several important parts to explore. The first thing that one encounters in this city is the enormous Buland Darwaza which measures 54 meters in height and which is sure to amaze you. The city’s surreal interiors are a visual feast for the eyes and are sure to bewitch you.

Location:
Fatehpur Sikri is a city in the district of Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It lies 37 km southwest of the city of Agra.

Timing:
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Friday.

Entry Fee:
-Rs 10 per person for Indians,
-Rs 250 per person for foreigners.

4. Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah

Itmad-ud-Daulah's TombThe Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah is one of the best places to visit in Agra as it is another Mughal mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna River. The architecture and interior are known to be inspired by those of the Taj Mahal, as it also features traces of white Rajasthani marble amid the red sandstone. And for the same reason, he is also known as “Baby Taj”.

In 1628, the tomb was built by Nur Jahan. The delicately designed jali screens of white marble beautifully illuminate the interior of the tomb. Don’t miss the semi-precious stones carved into the tomb’s white marble interiors.

Location:
Moti Bagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282006.

Timing:
6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entry Fee:
-Rs 20 per person for Indians,
-Rs 210 per person for foreigners.

5. Akbar’s Tomb

Akbar's TombAkbar’s Tomb was built by Jahangir in 1613. This is one of the best places to visit in Agra for you if you are a history buff. The tomb is constructed of red sandstone and contains some of the most amazing marble designs.

As you enter the building, you will find exquisite marble patterns on the ceilings and mystical calligraphy towards Akbar’s true underground tomb.

The largest gate around the tomb is the south gate where you will see intricate white marble designs on the panels. Real tomb of Akbar is in a small room that is underground and has a very transcendent feel.

Location:
Tomb of Akbar the Great Area, Sikandra, Uttar Pradesh.

Timing:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Friday.

Entry Fee:
-Rs 15 per person for Indians.
-Rs 110 per person for foreigners.

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