Agra Things to Do

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  • 1. The Taj Mahal

    5 out of 5 stars

    The architecture of Taj Mahal is no surprise - anyone had seen it prior to arrive, in any kind of media and illustrations. The best surprise in place is the delicacy of the works in stone: the best...

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  • 2. The Red Fort

    There have been fortifications on this strategic site on the Yamuna River for nearly a thousand years. And the fortress has changed hands many times and in many wars. This it was, when Akbar chose...

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  • 3. Fatehpur Sikri

    The construction of Fatehpur Sikri by Mughal emperor Akbar as the new capital of his empire actually was a big mistake. After only 15 years he abandoned it because the water supply for the city was...

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  • 4. Sikandra

    The Great Mughal Emperor Akbar rests, as is the custom, in a crypt in the basement of his mausoleum, which stands inside a walled enclosure north of Agra. The entry is through the imposing red...

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  • 5. Baby Taj

    This small tomb, across the Yamuna river from the town of Agra, and its more famous monuments. It is often called 'the Baby Taj', and likened to a jewel box. The tomb, was built in the 1620s, for the...

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  • 6. marble carvings of the Taj Mahal

    Twenty eight different types of precious and semi-precious stones were inlaid into the white marble to create some amazing designs. The marble itself came from Makrana in Rajasthan, Jade and crystal...

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  • 7. Diwan-i-Khas

    The Diwan-i-Khas or Hall of Private Audience has the most beautiful marble inlay work and carvings of the same quality as that seen in teh Taj Mahal. The columns have wonderful floral designs and the...

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  • 8. Getting around Agra

    Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River. It was first mentioned in Mahabharata when it was called Agrabana, or Paradise. Agra achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to...

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  • 9. Jami Masjid

    Commissioned by Princess Jahanara Begum, the daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan, Jami Masjid is the grand "Friday" mosque of Agra. The red sandstone structure was completed in 1649 AD in a typical...

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  • 10. Marble Handicrafts Emporium

    This is a typical tourist trap. Your driver may tell you this is an interesting place to go to and that you do not have to buy... and yes, you can see men demonstrating the good old art of setting...

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  • 11. Anguri Bagh

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Angoori Bagh is situated infront of the Khas Mahal.It was established by Akbar the Great for his empress and other ladies of his 'Harem'.It is said that the soil for this was brought from Kashmir.The...

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  • 12. Musamman Burj - Red Fort

    This is the tower in which Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son. It was actually built by Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal - later buried in the Taj Mahal....

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  • 13. Getting into Agra

    To get to the site itself you first have to buy a ticket from the main ticket office. If you have bought a 750 rupee ticket this entitles you a ride on the...

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  • 14. Mehtab Bagh

    Overlooking the Yamuna River directly opposite the Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh is a Mughal garden originally built by Emperor Babur in the 16th century. A century...

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  • 15. The Yamuna River

    One of India's holy rivers, the Yamuna is represented in Hindu culture by a goddess. The wide river is a tributary of the Ganges that flows from the Himalayas...

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  • 16. Taj Mahal

    Do come earlier in the day. Not just because of the line up, but you would need enough time(and LIGHT) to enjoy the details of the architecture. Prior to entry...

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  • 17. Explore The Fort

    Interesting room in the fort was where Shah Jahan got imprisoned by his own son. The Taj Mahal could be seen from this room-an intentional move by the son as...

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  • 18. Fatehpuri Masjid

    The 17th century Fatehpuri Masjid is a Mughal-period mosque named after Fatehpuri Begum, one of Emperor Shah Jahan's wives (another mosque in Delhi also carries...

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  • 19. India in Motion

    A new tourist attraction, first of its kind in India, was recently opened next to Taj Mahal. It is called 'India in Motion'. It's a kind of multi-sensory...

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  • 20. Chini-ka-Rauza - Interior

    The interior of Chini-ka-Rauza is also splendidly decorated. It consists of a domed burial chamber with niches in the walls, all covered in polychrome stucco...

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  • 21. Chini-ka-Rauza - Other Structures

    There are three other interesting Mughal-style structures next to Chini-ka-Rauza, pictured in the attached photos. Immediately to the north, by the River...

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  • 22. Chini-ka-Rauza

    This little visited mausoleum lies on the east bank of the River Yamuna, north of the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, amid trees and small local farms. Its name,...

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  • 23. Day trip to Gwalior

    If you are staying in Agra I highly recommend a day trip to Gwalior. Not everybody goes there as it is slightly off the normal Golden Triangle...

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  • 24. ...if en route to or from Gwalior...

    Stop off in Dholpur. It is a lovely, agricultural village that does not see many tourists. The people were friendly. There was lots of staring, giggling,...

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  • 25. Chambal river Safari

    Chambal river is the most pristine and unpolluted river in India as it flows through a sparsely populated area devoid of towns and industries , thanks to an...

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