Agra City Travel Guide

The beautiful city of Agra is renowned for its grandiose historical monuments, and forts. This sprawling historical city is located in state of Utter Pradesh, India. Agra boasts of a unique blend of traditional aura created by its ancient edifices and modern infrastructure with high end malls, five-star hotels, restaurants and clubs. The vibrant city attracts hordes of tourists and historian buffs in a quest to explore the inimitable architecture, traditional design and colossal beauty of ancient structures. Only reading about these monuments or indulging in virtual tours with the help of latest technology does not do any justice to the mind-blowing beauty and architectural splendor of these monuments. It is best to plan a well-organized trip to Agra to witness the beauty of Taj and other historical monuments.

Agra Red Fort, Agra

Agra Red Fort | #1 of Top 7 Places to Visit in Agra

This gigantic 16th-century Mughal monument also known as the Red Fort of Agra is located near the gardens of Taj Mahal in Rakabganj. Agra Fort is a sprawling historical fort and it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. The massive Agra fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its architectural creativity and brilliant design and Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, Moti Masjid and Sheesh Mahal are worth seeing. The famous Agra Fort is built on a sprawling 2.5-kilometer radius and is constructed in red sandstone.

Fees & Timings: Timings is between 6am to 6 pm on all days. The entrance fee is INR 40 for Indian nationals and INR 550 for foreigners.

Location: Rakabganj

Fatehpur Sikri Fort Complex, Agra

Fatehpur Sikri Fort Complex | #2 of Top 7 Places to Visit in Agra

The ruined city of Fatehpur Sikri is located in Buland Gate, Dadupura, near Agra.This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts of extraordinary architectural ingenuity, brilliant design and exhibits a unique blend of Hindu and Muslim creative style of design. The sprawling complex with seven gates and a boundary wall of 6 km exhibits unique decorations and embellishments . It represents the saga of royal Mughal legacy in red sandstone and pure white marble. Located 39 km from the Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is a stupendous structure. You can click interesting pictures and carry back lovely memories.

Fees & Timings: Timings is between 6am to 6 pm on all days except Fridays. The entrance fee is INR 50 for Indian nationals and INR 360 for foreigners.

Location: Fatehpur Sikri

Mehtab Bagh, Agra

Mehtab Bagh | #3 of Top 7 Places to Visit in Agra

This is a magnificently designed Charbagh complex in Agra,is located north of Taj Mahal , Dharmapuri, in Forest Colony . This sprawling complex is a unique retreat of natural beauty and one of the most scenic spots in Agra. It lies on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, in the flood plains and you can have a spectacular view of the gigantic Agra Fort. The garden complex is square in shape and measures nearly 300 by 300 meters and is perfectly aligned with the Taj Mahal.

Fees & Timings: Timings is between 6am to 6 pm on all days. The entrance fee is INR 25 for Indian nationals and INR 300 for foreigners.

Location: Near Taj Mahal Dharmapuri

Mughal Gardens, Agra

Mughal Gardens | #4 of Top 7 Places to Visit in Agra

Undeniably an important historic feature of the Agra, Mughal gardens line the banks of the Yamuna River. The verdant gardens located in Ram Bagh offer respite from the heat and offer an overpowering and an outstanding view to the tourists. Created over a period of more than 100 years you can view The Taj Mahal, across the Yamuna River from the gardens. These sprawling and well-maintained gardens are an integral part of Mughal culture that exhibit an important example of architectural brilliance of Mughal landscapes.

Fees & Timings: The entrance fee is INR 15 for Indian nationals and INR 200 for foreigners. Timings is between 6 am to 6 pm on all days.

Location: Ram Bagh

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal | #5 of Top 7 Places to Visit in Agra

Agra is famous for its wonderful monument, The Taj Mahal is known for its matchless beauty. Constructed in an ivory-white marble this magnificent mausoleum is placed on the south bank of the Yamuna river. Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World is constructed in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, it houses the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal and the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Discover the glorious beauty and wonderful aura created by beautiful fountains, exquisite display of lights, artistic carvings and intricate inlay work of this splendid architectural gem of India.The magical splendor and beauty of Taj Mahal will leave you enthralled.

Fees & Timings: The entrance fee is INR 50 for Indians and INR 1250 for foreigners. Entry Timings between 6 am to 7 pm and Closed on Friday.

Location: Dharmapuri Tajganj

Taj Museum, Agra

Taj Museum | #6 of Top 7 Places to Visit in Agra

Taj Museum was conceptualized in 1906 and was established at the instance of Lord Curzon, who was the Viceroy of India 1899 to 1905. Located at Taj Mahal Dhram Puri, Forest colony the museum is placed in two hexagonal rooms on the west side of the main entrance gateway to the splendid Taj Mahal. The double-storied building has a quadrangle projection outside. The museum houses the wonderful exhibits of Taj which are captivating and include old plans of the Taj Mahal, creative samples of the stone used in inlay work, old photographs of the Taj Mahal, some colored sketches, Farmans and interesting specimen of stones used in construction of the Taj Mahal.

Fees & Timings: Timings are between 10am to 7 pm on all days except Friday. The entrance fee is INR 20 for Indian nationals and INR 50 for foreigners.

Location: Taj Mahal Dharmapuri

Tomb of the Great Akbar, Agra

Tomb of the Great Akbar | #7 of Top 7 Places to Visit in Agra

Akbar's tomb is another brilliant Mughal architectural masterpiece. Built in 1605 and 1613, by his son Jahangir. This final resting place of the great Mughal Emperor spans over an area of 119 acres in Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra, 8 km west of the city core. The tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar is an important example of Mughal architectural brilliance. The gold, beautiful jewels, silver ornaments and carpets were plundered from Akbar's tomb constructed in sandstone and white marble.

Fees & Timings: Timings is between 10am to 6 pm on all days except Fridays. The entrance fee is INR 30 for Indian nationals and INR 310 for foreigners.

Location: Sikandra NH2

FAQs About Agra City:

𝒬. What is Agra famous for?

𝒜. Agra city is also known for its leather goods, the oldest and famous leather firm Taj Leather World is in Sadar bazar. The carpets, handicrafts, zari (embroidery work), marble and stone carving work.

𝒬. What is the best time to visit Agra city?

𝒜. The best time to visit Agra is undoubtedly the winter season. October to March is also the peak season to visit Agra as during this time one can enjoy a trip to Taj Mahal.

𝒬. Agra is the city of which Indian state?

𝒜. Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is the fourth-most populous city in Uttar Pradesh and 24th in India.

𝒬. Does Agra city have an airport?

𝒜. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport (AGR) Agra is a military airbase and public airport serving the city of Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

𝒬. What are the names of railway stations of Agra city?

𝒜. Name of railway station(s) in Agra city: Agra City railway station, Agra Cantonment railway station, Agra Fort railway station, Yamuna Bridge railway station, Pathauli railway station, Idgah railway station, Raja ki Mandi railway station

𝒬. What are the top malls or shopping places of Agra?

𝒜. Malls and Shopping places in Agra city: Ashok Cosmos Mall, TDI Mall, Church Road Mall, Rajan Mall, Saket Mall. Shanti Mall. Kalra\’s Cottage Industry, Black Bird Mall, Tegson Sheela Mall.

𝒬. What are the famous religious places in Agra?

𝒜. Famous Religious places in Agra city: Balkeshwar Temple, Kailash Temple, Mahakal And Mahakali Temple, Mankameshwar Temple, Prithvinath Temple. Rajeshwar Temple, Rawli Maharaj Temple, Shyam Ji Maharaj Temple, Shyamji Mandir, Radhasoami Temple

𝒬. What are the places for fun and activities in Agra?

𝒜. Fun and Activity places in Agra city: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Fatehpur Sikri, Kinari Bazaar, TDI Mall, Raja Ki Mandi, Jahangir Mahal, Jama Masjid, Kalakriti Dance Drama Show, Akbar’s Mausoleum, Chini-ka-Rauza, Agra’s Streets foods, Taj Museum, Yamuna River boat ride, Shilpgram, Khas Mahal and Anguri Bagh, Taj Nature Walk

𝒬. List out the inter-state bus terminal and major bus stands of Agra city.

𝒜. Following are the names of major bus terminals of the Agra city: Idgah Bus Station, Bijli Ghar Bus Stand, Agra College Bus Stand, Raja Mandi Bus Stand, Foundry Nagar Bus Station, Sultangunj Crossing Bus Stop, City Bus Stop

𝒬. Does Agra city have any metro rail facility?

𝒜. No. Currently metro rail facility of Agra city is under proposal or construction.