11 Top Things To Do In Agra

The 11 top things to do in Agra are Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah, Tomb of Akbar, Mehtab Bagh, China Ka Rauza, Aram Bagh, Moti Masjid, Marian-ud-zamani, Sheesh mahal, and Art Gallery.

11 Top things To Do In Agra

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal the beloved wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is located on the bank of Yamuna River, at Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The architecture of the Taj Mahal is Mughal type. It is spread on 17 hectares of land. The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. The timing of the Taj Mahal is from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm except on Friday. Inside the Taj Mahal, two cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are enclosed in an eight-sided chamber.

Agra Fort

Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was the main resident of the emperor of the Mughal dynasty until 1638. After that, the capital shifted to Delhi. After the Mughal dynasty, Agra Fort was captured by Marathas and then by the British. The architecture of the fort is Mughal type. It was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1516. It is a splendid palace in red sandstone and white marble. The timing of the fort is from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm. It is spread on 94 acres of land. The nearest railway station is Bijli Ghar. The distance of Agra Fort from Taj Mahal is 2.5 km away.

Itmad – ud – Daula

Itmad – ud-  Daula Tomb is a Mughal mausoleum in the Agra. The tomb is described by many names like Jewel Box or Bachcha Taj or Baby Taj. The meaning of Itmad- ud- Daula is a pillar of the state. This title was given to Mirza Ghias Beg. He was hailed from Iran. Mirza Ghias Beg was a Mughal courtier in the court of Akbar and Jahangir.  The tomb was built by Nur Jahan the daughter of Mirza Ghias Beg in memory of him. The architecture e of the tomb is Islamic type. The construction of the tomb started in 1622 and was completed in 1628. It is located on the bank of the Yamuna river.

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Tomb Of Akbar The Great

The Tomb Akbar The Great or Akbar’s Tomb is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is a historical landmark in Agra of Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built from 1605 to 1613 by his son Jahangir. The architecture of the tomb is Mughal type. It is spread on 119 acres of land. It is located at Sikandra. The distance of Sikandra from Agra is 8 km away. The timing of the tomb is 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Mehtab Bagh

The Mehtab Bagh is a park and garden in Agra city of India. Mehtab Bagh is square in the shape of 300 by 300 meters. It is spread on 25 acres of land. The timing of the Mehtab Bagh is 6.00 am to 9.00 pm. It is located at Forest colony, Tajgang, Agra. The Mehtab Bagh is built by Emperor Babur.

Chini Ka Rauza

Chini Ka Rauza is a funerary monument in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the tomb of Afzal Khan Shirazi. Afzal Khan Shirazi was a prime Minister to the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The tomb was built in 1635. It has an unusual feature. It is the first monument architecture made up of glazed porcelain tiles. The timing of the Chini ka Rauza is 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. It is located at Katra, Wazir Khan, Agra, India.

Aram Bagh

Aram Bagh is the oldest Mughal garden in India. Originally it was built by Mughal Emperor Babur for his daughter Zahra. It was built in 1528. It is located at Firozabad Road, Ram Bagh, Aram Bagh. The distance of Aram Bagh from The Taj Mahal is 5 km. The architecture of the Bagh is Persian type. The timing of the Bagh is 6.00 am to 6.30 pm.

Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid mosque is located inside the Agra Fort. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a worship place for the royal members of the court. It was built during 1648 – 54. It was declared a UNESCO heritage site. It is made from white marble. The timing of the Moti masjid is 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Tomb of Marian- UZ-  Zamani

 Tomb of Marian –UZ- Zamani is a mausoleum of Marian –UZ- Zamani. Marian –UZ – Zamani was wife of Mughal Emperor Akbar and mother of Jahangir. She was the Rajput princess of Amber. The tomb was built in 1626. The tomb of Marian- UZ- Zamani is located at Sikandra on Agra Mathura road.  

Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal is a historical place in Agra. It is the most fabulous structure inside the Agra fort. The meaning of Sheesh Mahal is Glass Palace. It was built by Shah Jahan between 1631- 40.  The structure of Sheesh Mahal is the glass embedded in the ceiling and walls of Mahal. It was the royal bath. The timing of the Sheesh Mahal is 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.  

Agra Art Gallery

Agra Art Gallery is a museum in Agra. It is one of the best hangout places in Agra. It was established in 2004. The art gallery is famous for precise stone, handmade articles, jewelry, and stone. The address of the Agra Art Gallery is 30 B, Munro Road, Sadar Bazar, Idgah Colony, Agra.

Location Of Agra

Agra is located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The distance of Agra from Delhi is 210 km in the south.

Weather Of Agra

Agra is one of the hottest and coolest towns in India. During the summer season, the temperature in Agra reaches a maximum of 45 Degree Celsius and has high-level humidity. The winter season is from October to January. The temperature during the winter season is very chilled, ranging between 5 Degrees Celsius to  8 Degree Celsius.

The winter season is the best time to visit Agra.

The monsoon season is from June to September. The monsoon season in Agra is not heavy as in other parts of India. 

How To Reach Agra

The nearest airport to Agra is Agra airport. The distance of Agra town from Agra airport is 12.5 km. Another nearest airport to Agra is Delhi airport. Delhi airport is connected to the majority of the national and international airports. The nearest airport is Agra itself. It is connected to major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur, and Gwalior. Agra has well connected to other cities by road in Uttar Pradesh and nearby states.

I hope that the article will be useful to you for planning Agra Trip.

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