20 Places to Visit in Agra 2021, Tourist Places & Attractions

Tourist Places to Visit in Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb, Moti Masjid, Sikandra Fort, Jodha Bai ka Rauza, Mehtab Bagh, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Wildlife SOS, 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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Taj Mahal

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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.

It is also considered to be an epitome of the Mughal Architecture. The ivory-white marble mausoleum was built by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz. The monument is now where the tombs of the king and queen lie.

Taj Mahal has also been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being a masterpiece recognized all across the world. Take a walk inside the Taj Mahal and you will feel as if you’re walking through history. The ornate architecture and alluring designs will transport you to the kingly times and leave you dazed.

Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001.

-6:00 am to 6:30 pm every day except Fridays.
-Nighttime views 8:30 pm to 12:30 am (5 days a month- full moon night, two days before the full moon and two days after the full moon night).

Entry Fee:
-Rs 50 per person for Indians,
-Rs 1300 per person for Foreigners.


Agra Fort

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Agra Fort was one of the most important forts during the Mughal period and is one of the finest places to see in Agra today. Akbar the great called this fort his home throughout his reign till 1605. Just like the Taj Mahal,

Agra Fort is also designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. History unfolds in front of your eyes as you walk through the many structures inside the fort, like Diwan-i-Khas, Khaas Mahal, etc.

Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003.

6 am to 6 pm every day.

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


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.


Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb

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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”.

The tomb was built by Nur Jahan in 1628. The delicately designed jali screens from white marble beautifully light up the interior of the tomb. Don’t miss the semi-precious stones engraved in the white marble interiors of the tomb.

Moti Bagh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282006.

6 am to 6 pm.

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


Akbar's Tomb

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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.

As you walk into the building, you’ll find exquisite marble designs on the ceilings and mystical calligraphy towards the real underground tomb of Akbar.

The biggest gate around the tomb is the south gate where you will see intricate white marble designs on the panels. The real tomb of Akbar is in a small underground room which has a very transcendent feel to it.

Tomb of Akbar The Great Area, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007.

10 am to 6 pm every day except Fridays.

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


Moti Masjid

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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.


Sikandra Fort

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.

Although the tomb is of Akbar- the greatest Mughal emperor, the architecture of this fort has a strong influence of Hindu architecture. This can be seen with the finials, balconies and window designs. As you will move around the fort, the excellent craftsmanship and intricate stone carvings will leave you astonished.

Tomb of Akbar The Great Area, Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282007.

6 am to 6 pm every day.

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


Jodha Bai ka Rauza

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Jodha Bai ka Rauza or Jodha’s Palace in Agra was built by Akbar for his favorite queen Jodha. The monument stands as a symbol of peaceful Hindu-Muslim relations which makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Agra.

It is the biggest palace in Fatehpur Sikri made of red sandstone like all the other palaces. Although, what makes it stand out is the blend of Gujrati elements in the architectural designs and the beautifully painted blue ceilings.

Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110.

7:30 am to 6 pm.

Entry Fee:
-Rs 35 per person for Indians,
-Rs 550 per person for Foreigners.


Mehtab Bagh

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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.

It is also said that the garden had a spot from where Shah Jahan would watch the moonlit Taj Mahal, thus giving the garden the name of Mehtab Bagh. The surreal views and an ideal place for a couple photoshoot have made Mehtab Bagh one of the most popular tourist attractions in Agra.

Location: near:
Taj Mahal, Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Nagla Devjit, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001.

6 am to 9 pm.

Entry Fee:
-Rs 15 per person for Indians,
-Rs 200 per person for Foreigners.


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.

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Sightseeing in Agra

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It was so mesmerzing to see Taj Mahal in the early morning and it was an amazing 1 day tour to Agra and visited the beautiful Agra. Tour was very well organised and our driver was very professional and friendly.
I was in Delhi for one day and decided last minute to book a trip out to the Taj Mahal. I inquired about booking a trip of Taj mahal on Thrillophilia and reached out to me within the hour. Thrillophilia team was very helpful, informative, and friendly. Overall this was a very pleasant experience. It could not have gone any smoother. I very highly recommend booking a tour with Thrillophilia
We had a fantastic one day tour to Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan with our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The Taj Mahal was wonderful and visited the famous temples of Mathura and Vrindavan. It was a spiritual journey for me.
I booked the Delhi To Agra One Day Tour Package one day package and everything was well managaed. The driver was very helpful, he took us to all the major attractions and guide us too. I was mesmersied by watching Taj Mahal. Great trip.
I had a fantastic time visiting the Taj Mahal as part of a private tour and would have no hesitation recommending thrillophilia to anybody. Friendly, knowledgeable, reputable and made sure we had a great time
02 January 2020
We booked this hotel from Thrillophilia after checking different websites as they were providing the best deal of stay with activities. Also, it was easy to make the booking on this website. The hotel was centrally located, good food n service, great hospitality, comfortable stay, the rooftop restaurant was so nice, rooms spacious. Highly recommended.
21 December 2019
The location of the hotel was perfect, all the attractions were within walking distance, the rooms were cozy and comfortable. Loved our visit to Taj Mahal it was our first time exploring one of the wonders of the world.
Recently we booked this trip from Thrillophilia and it was an awesome experience, we had a great time exploring the mesmerizing Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and then we even went to Mathura, Vrindavan. It was an amazing full day trip. My parents totally enjoyed it, the bus was so nice and the guide was also very good.
I booked the Taj mahal tour and visited here with my family and we had so much fun. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and also a great photographer, which really added to the memories from the day. Agra fort was also well worth a visit. All in all an experience to remember.
I booked one day tour to agra and I had a fantastic time visiting the Taj Mahal as part of a private tour and would have no hesitation recommending thrillophilia to anybody. Friendly, knowledgeable, reputable and made sure we had a great time.

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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. What are the best places to visit in Agra with friends?

    1. Agra Fort: Sprawling across 94 acres, the stunning Agra Fort stands testament to Agra’s rich Mughal heritage. An architectural wonder, the Fort is said to house over 500 buildings in Bengali and Gujarati designs.

    2. Fatehpur Sikri:
    Fondly dubbed as the ‘City of Victory’, Fatehpur Sikri was established by the Mughal ruler Akbar. The city is known for its sandstone buildings with intricate carvings. It also houses some of Agra’s most prominent structures, namely the Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, and Jodha Bai’s Palace.

    3. Itmad-ud-Daula:
    The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula reflects the architectural styles of the early Mughal Era. Often dubbed as the “jewel box” or the “Bachha Taj”, the tomb is said to be the first draft for the Taj Mahal. 

    4. Akbar’s Tomb:
    An ornate Mughal tomb housing the remains of the renowned Mughal emperor, this monument is said to be one of the best examples of Mughal architecture. The tomb complex is surrounded by lush green lawns that add to the charm of the place.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.