Agra – Best 11 Places To Visit, Location, Best Time To Visit, And How To Reach

The Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Baby Taj, Dayal Baugh, Tombs, Jama Masque, Waterparks, Shri Mankameshwar Temple, and Agra Art Gallery are the best places to visit in Agra. It is located in Uttar Pradesh state of India at a distance of 230 km from Delhi. Best time to visit Agra is from November to February. The nearest airport to Agra is Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi.

Agra is famous for Taj Mahal giant monument. Along with Taj mahal there are many other places to visit.

Top Places To Visit In Agra

  1. The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an Islamic ivory-white marble mausoleum located on the bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The address of the Taj Mahal is Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. This mausoleum is spread over 42 acres of land and is one of the most visited places in India. The visiting hours of the Taj Mahal are from one hour before sunrise to 45 minutes before sunset. It is closed on Friday to the general public.  An entry ticket is required to enter the monument. The nearest railway station to the Taj Mahal is the Agra cantonment railway station. 

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2. Agra Fort – Red Fort

Agra fort is a historical fort located at Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Agra Fort is also known as Red Fort. It is spread over 94 acres along the bank of River Yamuna. Its architecture is Islamic Mughal type. The fort is rebuilt by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 and completed in 1573. The fort was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638. After that, the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The distance between Agra Fort and The Taj Mahal is 2.5 km. The times of the fort are from sunrise to sunset. The nearest railway station to Agra Fort is the Agra Fort railway station.      

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3. Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula –  Baby Taj Mahal

Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is a mausoleum located at Moti Baugh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is also called “Bachcha Taj” “Baby Taj” or even “Jewel Box”. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula was built by Nur Jahan in memory of her father Ghias ud Din Beg in 1628. It is pure white and elaborately carved tomb with Islamic-type architecture built on a plinth of red stone. The tomb is located at the center of the square garden which was divided into four quadrangles by walkways. This monument is called Baby Taj because it was considered as the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal.

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4. Dayal Baugh

The meaning of the Dayal Baugh is “Garden of Merciful”. It is located in Agra, India.  Dayal Baugh is a famous tourist attraction in Agra. It is the headquarters of the Radha Soami religious order. Dayal Baugh is a memorial of Shiv Dayal Sahib, who was the founder of the Radha Soami Satsang Movement. It a is remarkably peaceful site. The timing of the Dayal Baugh is from 4 am to 7 pm. The distance between Dayal Baugh and Agra railway station is 2.5 km. The top places to visit in Dayal Baugh are Samadh Soami ji Maharaj Baugh, Radha Swami Temple, Dayal Park, and Heera Baugh Park.

5. Tomb of Akbar The Great

The Tomb of Akbar is a Mausoleum of the Mughal emperor Akbar. This tomb is located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This tomb was built by his son Jahangir in 1605 – 1613. It was spread over the land of 119 acres on the ground of Sikandra, Agra. It is situated at a distance of 8 km from Agra. The red stone construction is one of the most beautiful monuments in Agra and the best architectural masterpiece of medieval times. The construction of the tomb is based on Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, and Jain architecture. 

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6. Diwan-E-Khas

Diwan-E-Khas is also known as the Hall of Private Audiences. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri Fort. It was built by Shah Jahan.  It is a grand chamber in Fatehpur Sikri. Emperor Akbar had a discussion with the people in that grand chamber. The monument has ornately carved central stone pillars made from white marble decorated with inlay work and carved reliefs. Its face is made of 5 cusped arches which open colonnades lead to the hall enclosed on three sides.   Diwan-E-Khas is a top tourist attraction in Fatehpur Sikri.

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7. Jama Mosque

Jama Mosque in Agra is a 17th-century mosque located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The mosque is built by Jahanara Begum the daughter of Shahjahan. It is the largest mosque built by the Mughals in India and has special importance due to the assimilation of Iranian architectural elements. It is located opposite the Agra Fort. The interior of the mosque is built of marble while the external part is built of bricks. The mosque has a great history and architecture. 

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8. Mehtab Baugh

Mehtab Baugh is a garden complex near Taj Mahal, Dharampuri, Agra. The shape of the garden complex is square in the form of 300 x 300 meters. This shape is perfectly aligned with The Taj Mahal on the opposite bank. Mehtab Baugh was built by Emperor Babur is a series of 11 parks boarding the Yamuna River. It is away from the crowded noise of the city and the main Taj.  The view is amazing and very clear.  The time of the Mehtab Baugh is from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm. An entry fee is required to enter the Mehtab Baugh.

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9. Waterparks In Agra

Agra has many waterparks for fun activities, enjoyment, and relaxation. Some of the famous waterparks in Agra are Dolphin Water Park, Rimjhim Water Park, Friends Gokulam Fun City Water Park, On Sai Water Park, and Water Planet Water park. T. S Chahar is one of the best waterparks in Agra with an entry fee of nearly INR 500 to 2000 per head.  Dolphin water park is spread over an area of 14 acres and is replete with thrilling sliders, a roller coaster, and many adventure activities. Shark The Water World is the oldest and the most popular water park in the country.

10. Shri Mankameshwar Temple

There are many Hindu temples in Agra. Some of the famous temples in Agra are Shri Mankameshwar Madir, Balkeshwar Mahadev Mandir, Rajeshwar Mandir, and Rawli temple. Shri Mankameshwar Mandir is one of the ancient temples in Agra dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is situated at Rawatpara near Agra Fort railway station.   Balkeshwar Mandir has situated in the Balkeshwar Colony on the bank of the river Yamuna. It is one of the top places to visit in Agra.

11. Agra Art Gallery

Agra Art Gallery is located in the heart of city of Agra. The gallery was established in 2004. It is inlay work factory demonstration of and souvenir showroom in Agra. There are semi precious gemstones with beautiful flower vase. It is very near to Sadar Bazzar. It is marble supplier to Agra.

Where Does Agra Located

Agra city is located on the bank of the Yamuna River in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. The distance of Agra from Delhi the capital of India is 230 km. Agra is best known for the Taj Mahal. The distance between Agra to Jaipur by road is 247 km. The pilgrimage places Mathura and Vrindavan are very near to Agra.  

Best Time To Visit Agra

The best time to visit Agra is the winter season from November to February. During these months the weather is pleasant and perfect for enjoying Agra without breaking a sweat. The average maximum temperature during these months is around 32 Degrees Celsius. But the minimum temperature reaches as low as 2 degrees Celsius. May is the hottest month in Agra city. The highest maximum temperature reaches 44 degrees Celsius. The majority of tourists prefer the winter season to visit Agra.

How To Reach Agra

The nearest airport to Agra is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Delhi Airport is connected by air to major airports in India like Mumbai, Pune, and Amritsar.  The nearest railway stations to Agra are Agra Cantt and Agra Fort railway station. But the cheapest and easiest way to reach Agra is by roadways and busses. Agra is connected to Delhi by NH2 and New Yamuna Expressway.

I hope this information will be useful to you for planning the next trip to Agra

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