Agra TourismAgra, the name brings to the mind the magnificent monuments of yore, which continue to amaze all till date. Every nook of the city resonate the tales from history. Tourists in Agra can revel in the verve that can be seen in hustle and bustle all around the city.
Major Tourist Attractions of Agra
This exquisite piece of architecture in marble, one of the three World Heritage Sites present in Agra, is located on the south bank of River Yamuna.
Agra Fort, also known by the name of Red Fort or Lal Qila of Agra, is the second of the three World Heritage Sites of the city.
Itimad-ud-Daulah's TombThis is the famous tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, Jahangir’s chief minister, that was built by his daughter Empress Nur Jahan. Also known as baby Taj because of the placement of Empress Nur Jahan’s parents’
Mankameshwar TempleOne of the four temples located on the four corners of the city that were constructed in the honour of Lord Shiva is the Mankameshwar Temple. The position of the temple is very suitable for tourists visiting the area with it being near the Jama Masjid, the Taj (about 2.5 km away) and Agra Fort (about 1 km away).
Also known as the “Friday Mosque” or the Jami Masjid, this is a large mosque built by Shah Jahan right opposite to Agra Fort for his loving daughter Jahanara in1648 AD. The unique thing about this mosque is its unusual dome with no minarets.
Chini ka RauzaChini ka Rauza is the mausoleum of Maulana Shukrullah Shirazi, the prime minister of Emperor Shah Jahan as well as a noted poet of the times. This masterpiece is well known for its detailed ornamentation and use of blue glazed tiles.
Ram BaghRam Bagh is the oldest garden built by the Mughals in India. It is situated on the bank of river Yamuna about 2.34 km north of Taj Mahal.
Mehtab BaghMehtab Bagh is situated right opposite to the Taj Mahal on the other side of the Yamuna. This exquisite natural beauty is also called the ‘moonlight garden'.
Mughal Heritage Walk
The Mughal Heritage Walk, a part of community development programme supported by the Agra Municipal Corporation, is a beautiful one-kilometre circle connecting the bank of river Yamuna with the ancient village of Kuchhpura, Mehtab Bagh, the Mughal aqueduct system, Humanyun Mosque and the Gyarah Sidi.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate ConceptionThe Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the seat of the archdiocese of the city of Agra, is located on the Wazirpura road.
Agra GetawaysHere are some of the weekend getaways from Agra.
MathuraMathura, the nerve centre of Braj or Brij-bhoomi being the birthplace of Hindu deity Lord Krishna, is located about 60 km from the city of Agra, with Delhi being 145 km on its north-west and Vrindavan about 11 km away from it.
VrindavanThe twin city of Mathura is Vrindavan, the place where Lord Krishna is said to have spent his childhood making it one of the most important religious places for all Hindus.
Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryThe Keoladeo National Park (earlier called the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) located in Bharatpur, Rajasthan is a famous bird sanctuary of India; it is about 56 km away from Agra.
Best Time to Visit AgraThe best time to visit Agra
would be between the months of November and February that is the winter
season when the temperature hovers between 6°C and 8°C. However, the
minimum temperature can go down to as low as -0.2°C.
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