Agra Tourism

Agra is one of the points of the Golden Triangle. This is one of the cities in Uttar Pradesh that attracts maximum number of tourists. There are many interesting places that you can tour around. In other words, you can call this a hub where you will find many historical landmarks and monuments.

Agra is located at a distance of 204 km from New Delhi, the capital city of India. The best time to visit Agra is during the months of October through March. Agra Tourism (UP Tourism) Departmenthas made all efforts to attract as many tourists it can from around the globe and also from within the country.

Agra Tourism - Sightseeing Options

Agra proudly boasts of being home to one of the wonders of the world - The Taj Mahal and Agra Tour is incomplete without seeing it.

Given below are few Tourist Attractions In Agra. They are as follows :

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, one of the greatest Mughal emperors of all times. He built this monument for his beloved wife. The Taj as it is commonly referred to as speaks volumes about the Mughal culture and heritage.

This is an architectural brilliance that is made of white marble and has inscriptions and semi precious stones that adorn the walls of the structure.

It lies adjacent to River Yamuna. It took approximately 22 years to complete the entire structure. And it is believed that craftsmen from far off places were brought in to complete the structure. As many as 35,000 men worked on the Taj Mahal.

Visiting time – Anytime of the day except Fridays

Chini Ka Rauza

This is Afzal Khan Aalmi’s mausoleum who was the prime minister of Emperor Shah Jahan. Commonly referred to as “Maula Shukrulla Shirazi”, the prime minister was also a poet. The Chini Ka Rauza was built in the year 1635.

Visting time – Sunrise to Sunset

Agra Fort

The Agra Fort was built in the year 1565.The construction of the Agra Fort was initiated by Akbar, the Great. But the fort underwent changes at different stages till the time Shah Jahan ruled. Some of the monuments that you will find inside the Agra fort are Diwan-I-Am, Moti Masjid, Musamman Burj, Diwan-I-Khas, and Shish Mahal etc.

Visting time – Anytime during the day

Rambagh Garden

Rambagh Garden is the Mughal garden that was laid by Babur, one of the greatest Mughal Emperors. It is believed that for a short while Babur, the founder of Mughal Dynasty was buried here before he was taken to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Visiting time – Anytime of the day (Sunrise to Sunset)

In addition to the ones mentioned above, you can visit the following places :

  • Mehtab Bagh
  • National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sikandra
  • Sur Sarovar Keetham Lake
  • Taj Heritage Corridor

Agra Tourism – Transportation Facilities

How will you reach Agra? Agra can be reached by rail, air as well as road. If you are planning to travel by air, you can board a flight that will take you to Kheria Airport. The airport is at a distance of 6 km from Agra.

Agra Cantonment Railway Station, Raja-ki-Mandi Railway Station, Agra Fort Railway Stationand Tundla Railway Station are easily accessible from different parts of the city.

There are regular bus services that you can avail if you want to tour around different parts of the city. In other words, communication is not a problem within the city.

To know more about Agra, please click on the links below :

Agra History Agra Travel Guide
Shopping in Agra Trip From Agra
Agra Map

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