15 Places to Visit in Agra, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal, Mehtab Bagh, Akbar's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Anguri Bagh, Sikandra Fort and many more.

Home to one of the world’s seven wonders, the Taj Mahal, Agra is a city full of magnificent Mughal architecture. Although, there are so many more places to visit in Agra beyond Taj Mahal. Be it a family vacation, honeymoon, a solo trip or a group vacation with friends.

Agra has something for every trip- romantic strolling at Mehtab Bagh with your partner glaring at Taj Mahal in its full glory or hopping from one fort to another at Fatehpur Sikri and learning all about the Mughal architecture.

With the diverse 
tourist places in Agra, the city never ceases to be interesting. And the diverse tourist places like Wildlife SOS and Taj Nature Walk make this city all the more unique. Read on to know about these and a lot many places that you can visit in the magnificent city of Agra.

Here is a list of the best places to visit in Agra:

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One of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal stands tall at the south bank of the river Yamuna in Agra. Taj Mahal or the “icon of love” is one of the best places to visit in Agra and the most popular tourist destinations in India.

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Agra Fort is one of the first-ever monuments in India to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It was constructed by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar in the 16th century. Initially, it used to be a Rajput fort called ‘Badalgarh’ which was rebuilt into the Agra Fort.

The construction of the fort was finally completed in 1573 with the help of more than 4000 workers who took around 8 years to build it. It has also been a witness to major historical events like the First Battle of Panipat, the defeat of Humayun from Sher Shah Suri and the death of Shah Jahan.

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Another Mughal mausoleum on the bank of the river Yamuna, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb is one of the best places to visit in Agra. The architecture and interior are known to be inspired by that of Taj Mahal’s as it also has traces of white marble from Rajasthan amidst the red sandstone. And for the same reason, it is also known as the “Baby Taj”.

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Gurudwara Guru Ka Taal is not as well known as the other places to see in Agra but is worth visiting. The gurdwara is dedicated to the ninth guru of Sikhs who is Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. The place where it is built is where Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji voluntarily offered his arrest to Aurangzeb.

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Mehtab Bagh in Agra stands at the North of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort along the bank of river Yamuna. This is one of the many hidden places to visit in Agra. The garden is a char bagh which is a quadrilateral garden layout inspired by the four gardens of paradise mentioned in the Quran. The garden stands perfectly in symmetry with the view of the Taj Mahal.

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Akbar’s Tomb was built by Jahangir in 1613. If you’re a history buff, this is one of the best places to visit in Agra for you. The tomb is built in red sandstone and holds some of the most stunning marble designs.

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The Jama Masjid is one of the most beautiful mosques in India. Built on lines similar to the one in Delhi, this mosque too is an architectural splendour. The construction of this mosque was started in 1839 by Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah Bahadur.

The mosque is rich in history and is one of the favourite haunts of history enthusiasts. The mosque has a central prayer hall with eleven massive arches. The pillars  in the mosque are covered with beautiful and intricate carvings that are reminiscent of Indo-Islamic art.

Located in Tahseen Ganj, Husainabad, Lucknow.

The mosque remains open to visitors for all days of the week from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm. However, you should try to visit the mosque during the early hours of the day, so that you can admire the architectural splendour of the mosque with ease.

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A landscape of verdant greenery awaits you in the sprawling gardens of Anguri Bagh that is located in Khas Mahal in Agra Fort.

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The Sikandra Fort homes the great emperor Akbar’s Tomb. The fort is known for its magnificent gates, tombs, and red sandstone designs which makes it one of the most visited tourist places in Agra. The fort is also known for its architecture which is a blend of Islamic and Hindu designs.

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Taj Nature Walk has been developed by the Social Forestry Division of Agra. The trail serves as a great place to enjoy amazing views of the Taj Mahal. It also has many watchtowers along the trail from where you can view the Taj Mahal from different angles. The trail homes some very unique varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees.

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Made out of myriad hued tiles of chini, this is one of the most unique historical places to visit in Agra which was built in 1635. The mausoleum is perched on the banks of River Yamuna and charms the visitors with stunning Indo-Persian architecture. The unique building extensively uses glazed glass windows.

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If you get tired and saturated with all the Mughal architecture and monuments, this is one of the best places to see in Agra and wind off. Dolphin Water World is north India’s biggest water park.

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Wildlife SOS is a rescue and conservation organization in Agra. Their campus is located in the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. The organization also works on rescue operations and conservation of bears and have recently opened the bear rescue facility for visitors.

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Hailed as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Diwan-i-Aam is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Agra. It is famous as the place where Shah Jehan used to have his meetings with the public and heard their problems. It is a stunning specimen of architecture and fascinates everyone.

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Fatehpur Sikri, situated near Agra, India, stands as a magnificent testament to Mughal architectural grandeur. Commissioned by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikri served as the capital of the Mughal Empire for a brief period. Its red sandstone structures, including the Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, and the intricately carved Panch Mahal, exhibit exquisite craftsmanship and cultural fusion. The city's layout reflects Akbar's vision of unity among diverse religious communities. However, Fatehpur Sikri's abandonment due to water scarcity underscores the precarious balance between ambition and environmental constraints. Today, it remains a UNESCO World Heritage Site, captivating visitors with its historical charm and architectural marvels.

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People Also Ask About Agra

  1. What are the romantic places to visit in Agra?

    1. Taj Mahal: What could be more romantic than to visit a monument that had initially been built as a token of love? The Taj Mahal, with its stupendous white beauty, is among the top romantic places to visit in Agra. Surrounded by sprawling lawns, this scenic detour is ideal for couples seeking solace.

    2. Mehtab Bag: Now partly in ruins, Mehtab Bagh is a Charbagh complex on the banks of the Yamuna river. The scenic Mughal era gardens are known for its floral wealth and lush green walkways.

    3. Taj Nature Walk: Set adjacent to the Taj Mahal, the Taj Nature Walk features paved walking trails through lush green surroundings. A number of unique birds can also be spotted here, such as parakeets and kingfishers.

    4. Anguri Bagh: Located within the Khas Mahal premises, the Anguri Bagh is a Mughal-era garden with courtyards. A lovely location for romantic evening strolls, the Bagh is thronged by couples from all over Agra.
  2. How can I spend 2 days in Agra?

    You can spend 2 days in Agra by indulging in the sightseeing of many popular places. You can talk to the guides and get to know about the stunning history of these architectural marvels. The best places to see in 2 days in Agra are

    Taj Mahal: No one leaves Agra without seeing the beauty of Taj Mahal. Perched on the banks of River Yamuna, Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jehan to commemorate his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is hailed as one of the seven wonders of the world and continues to astound everyone with its brilliant architecture

    Agra Fort: An exemplar of brilliant craftsmanship, Agra Fort dates back to the 16th century. This is a building made out of red sandstone and well-known as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites It is also called Lal Qila and home to some excellent structures like Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i I Khas, Diwan-i I Aam,

    Kinari Bazar: A delight for all shopping lovers, Kinari Bazaar will dazzle you with a plethora of colorful shops. Don't forget to utilise your bargaining skills here as you can get many amazing items here like jewelry, fabric, clothing, shoes, marble work etc.

    Mehtab Bagh: A scenic respite for nature lovers, this is an expanse of sprawling gardens which offer a picture-perfect view of the Taj Mahal. It is a superb spot to capture some sunset clicks and take out some time to contemplate among the colorful flowers.

    Fatehpur Sikri: With its foundation laid by the Mughal emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri is an important tourist site to be visited from Agra to admire some brilliant architecture. It is a famed UNESCO world heritage site and has many popular attractions like Jodha Bai's Palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and Tomb of Salim Chisti etc.

    Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah: This stunning piece of architecture in Agra is also known as Baby Taj Mahal. It was built by Noor Jehan and made out of marble which keeps mesmerising the visitors. The design closely depicts Indo-Islamic architecture and presents a sight to behold with its arched entrance and octagonal towers.

  3. Which are the best places to visit in Agra at night?

    Light And Sound Show At Agra Fort: This spectacular event showcases an excellent looking fort through a whole new lens. The show is combined with wonderful sound effects and visuals that narrates the history of Agra.

    Shopping in Agra: Agra is well-known for selling many unique items which can be shopped from its traditional bazaars. Here, you can take home a number of souvenirs ranging from jewellery, embroidered fabrics, carpets, etc. The best places to show your bargaining skills in Agra are Sadar Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar and Munro Road.

    Street food of Agra: All the foodies can brace themselves to indulge in a number of Mughal delicacies when they are touring in Agra. The best items that are sure to fill up your tummies with love in Agra include tasty chaats, spicy dalmoth, cheela, tikki, kachori, and delicious petha

    Enjoy at Special Events in Agra: Agra is well-known for hosting a number of cultural events which invite a lot of tourists throughout the year. These events add glitter to the amazing evenings in Agra and allow you to look at it with a different lens. Some of the prominent events not to miss when you are in Agra are Ram Baraat, Baloon ride, Taj literature festival, Kailash fair, and Gangaur Fair.

  4. Which are the best places to visit in Agra for kids?

    Taj Mahal: Don’t leave Agra without showing your kids one of the seven wonders of the world. This historical structure is a brilliant specimen of Mughal architecture and incites curiosity for everyone who has an interest in history.

    Wildlife SOS: A brilliant initiative to protect animals and conserve the natural heritage of India, this animal rescue organization is much loved by all the kids. The most striking feature of this place is the Agra Bear and Elephant Rescue facility.

    Sadar Market: One of the loved places to visit in Agra for the kids, Sadar Market is a wonderful retreat to buy many souvenirs, shops, leather goods, marble products etc. When you are here, you can also gorge on traditional delicacies like Chaat which are served on the food stalls here. 

    Dolphin Water Park: Head to Dolphin World Water Park to enjoy a spectacular day with kids. It is well known for having an amusement park, a play area, a locker room and many other facilities like swimming and games which are well suited to have a recreational day with kids.

  5. What are the places to visit in Agra with family?

    1. Fatehpur Sikri
    Fatehpur Sikri, a town in Agra district was once the capital of the Mughal empire. The town was built and established by Akbar and later abandoned in 1610. Like all the other tourist places in Agra, this was also entirely built with red sandstone.

    The town has several significant parts to explore. The first thing that one comes across in this town is the enormous Buland Darwaza which is 54 meters in height which is sure to leave you awestruck. The surreal interiors of the town are a visual treat to the eyes and are sure to leave you spellbound.

    Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the district of Agra in the state of Uttar Pradesh in north India. It lies 37 km away southwest of Agra city.
    6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day except Fridays.
    Entry Fee:
    -Rs 10 per person for Indians,
    -Rs 250 per person for Foreigners.

    2. Moti Masjid
    The Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 at the bank of river Yamuna. Although lesser known, it is one of the best places to visit in Agra.

    The mosque is well known for its delicate designs and architecture on shining white marble which gives it the name “pearl mosque”. But what attracts many tourists to visit this mosque is how it stands miraculously on a slope with several arched recessions and side arcades.

    State Highway 62 Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003.
    6 am to 6 pm.
    Entry Fee:
    -Rs 20 per person for Indians,
    -Rs 750 per person for Foreigners.

    3. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity
    Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity runs in 123 countries approximately. All of them work to provide homes and care for the homeless, sick and orphans across the world. The one in Agra serves as a home to several nuns caring for orphaned children, elderly and homeless.

    Visit this place and spend some time with the underprivileged, care for them and donate anything you can. You are sure to realize your privileges and come out a better person filled with gratitude and a heart full of kindness and respect for the nuns.

    8, Ajmer Rd, Lata Kunj Colony, Shahzadi Mandi, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001.
    8 am to 6 pm.

    4. Traditional Bazaars
    Displaying a number of unique handicrafts, the traditional bazaars of Agra are a must visit for all the shopping lovers. Here, you can shop for many items like embroidered fabrics, jewellery, carpets, woven products etc. If you are in a mood for shopping for some leather products, visit Sadar Bazaar and later savor a meal in one of the cafes.

    To get some good prices, try visiting Kinari Bazaar to shop for items like handicrafts, glassware, rugs, leather and textiles. For those who are looking to fill their bags with some silk products and silk saris, Subhash Bazaar offers a stunning getaway.

    Location: Kinari Bazaar, Sadar Bazaar, Subash Bazaar etc. 

    5. Machhi Bhawan
    Astounding everyone with its arched galleries and beautiful courtyards, Machhi Bhawan was once a court that served amusement purposes of the Mughal Emperor. It is believed that this place housed the Golden Throne and was bedecked with marble tanks and fountains. Because of the reason that rear fish was kept here during the reign of the emperor, Machhi Bhavan got its name. It used to be a place where many functions and harems were organised in the court of the Emperor.

    Location: Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
    Timing: 6:00 AM TO 7:30 PM
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