Adorned with the beauty of Taj Mahal and the architectural wonder of Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, Agra India welcome its visitors with open arms. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, Agra India attract the travelers from every nook and corner of the world. The city of many historical monuments of the Mughal era, is a popular travel destination among the travelers coming to India.
Now the question is what to see while holidaying in Agra. So for this here is a list of the most popular Attractions & Places to Visit in Agra
§ Taj Mahal India
One need no introduction for Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal in Agra India has stood as the epitome of eternal love. The most visited and the most photographed travel attraction of India Taj is a symbol of undying love of a King for his loving Wife. Taj Mahal is a fantastic example of the Mughal architecture. So Visit Agra India to catch a glimpse of one of the most fascinating Agra attractions, Taj Mahal renowned for its stunning architecture.
Agra Red Fort
Agra India was an important part of the vast Mughal empire who shifted there capital here. When Akbar choose Agra as his capital he laid the foundation of the Agra fort. After Taj this was one of the most important Agra attraction. The construction of this fort was started in 1565 and was completed in about eight years.
The red sand stone monument build in the year 1571, remained Akbar's capital for almost 12 years. Located just 37 km from Agra India, Fatehpur Sikri is a fine example of culmination of Mughal and Hindu architecture. Abandoned due to scarcity of water in 1585, today this city is called a ghost town (as not much people reside here).
Located 4 km from the main Agra city, Sikandra is the final resting place of great Mughal emperor Akbar. Construction of this beautiful monument was started by Akbar himself. This amazing structure has a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain motifs.
§ Dayal Bagh Temple
15-km from Agra India, Dayal Bagh, also known as Soamibagh, houses the samadhi of the founder of Radha Swami faith, 'Swamiji Maharaj'. The belief here is that construction work should never end, making it into a living monument, hence it is under construction for almost 100 years.
§ Mariyam Tomb
Mariyan Tomb in Agra India is dedicated to the wife of Akbar. The red sand stone tomb was built in 1611 and is on the Delhi- Agra highway. The carvings on the tomb of Mariyam-us-Zamani are worth giving a closer look.
§ Ram Bagh
When Babur came to India he laid the first Mughal gardens 500 m North of the Chini Ka Rauza. This well laid gardens in Agra India are not even a fraction of what they used to be.
§ Taj Nature Park
Want to visit one of the most beautiful parks of India? If yes then a visit to Taj Nature park is a must. Lush grassland valleys, features of tropical forests and woodlands and a steeply rocky hills will surely mesmerize you. This park is also a treat for those who love wildlife, as then can spot large variety of mammals’ leopard, deer, jackal, fox and wild dog here.
How to reach Agra
Agra by air
The Agra city center is around 7 km from the airport. You have auto rickshaw, taxi, and buses plying from there. Daily flight service will take only 2 hours to reach Agra.
Agra has an extensive railway network with routes to all major states of the country. Delhi is the closest metros that can be traveled within 3-4 hours by inter city express. The main station is of Agra Cantt.
Agra by road
You have government buses going from Delhi, Jaipur and from other cities to Agra. If you want to make your journey more exciting then a car trip would be the best.
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