About Agra

The Taj Mahal has made Agra India’s capital of romance, but there is more to the city than this spectacular monument. Discover its hidden marvels, like Akbar’s Tomb and the ‘Baby Taj’, lose yourself in its lovely food and glittering bazaars, and journey into the old Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri.

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Sight Seeing

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The Taj Mahal

One of the seven wonders of the modern world, the iconic Taj Mahal is a majestic memorial of Shah Jahan’s love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The enchantment of its craftsmanship and sheer grace have often left visitors in tears. Its remarkable architecture is best seen in the early hours of dawn.
Time : 8:00 AM
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Akbar's Tomb

Renowned as the most famous of the Mughal emperors, Akbar the Great is said to have planned his tomb himself! The tomb itself is a beautiful creation of red sandstone with a crown of white marble while the cenotaph in the courtyard is decorated in delicate floral and Arabesque patterns.
Time : 6:00 AM
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Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah

The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is Agra’s hidden gem. Its beautiful stonework and inlay work is of the same style that was further refined and perfected while making the Taj Mahal. This tomb, built by Empress Noor Jehan for her father Mir Ghiyas Beg, is therefore also called the ‘Baby Taj’.
Time : 8:00 AM

Activities To Do

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Travel back in time

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri – the Mughal capital founded by Emperor Akbar. It is set apart by the gorgeous red sandstone that features in some other buildings here, such as the the Buland Darwaza – a victory arch, and the tomb of the Muslim saint, Salim Chisthi.
Time : 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Feel uplifted

Visit the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, which provides safe haven to the endangered sloth bear. These bears were once captured and made to dance to entertain crowds. Today, they enjoy the large, open spaces of the Soor Sarovar Sanctuary, regular meals and medical care.

Shopping

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Take home zardozi embroidery

The ancient art of embroidery using silver and gold threads was revived by the Mughals. Zardozi is used in exquisite, royal dresses, in styles dating back to the Mughal era, and is available in boutiques across the city. It is a ‘must-buy’ reminder of this quaint city of love.
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Pick up petha

Petha is believed to have originated in the kitchens of the legendary Shah Jahan. This traditional sweet is a translucent and spongy candy made from ash gourd, also known as winter melon or white pumpkin. If you are overwhelmed by the variety, fall back on the popular angoori petha.
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Buy a piece of the Taj Mahal

The beauty and intricacy of marble inlay work is beautifully showcased across Mughal monuments in Agra, and you could just as well take home a piece of that art in the form of a plaque or platter. Legend has it that they are crafted by descendants of the artisans who bedecked the Taj Mahal.
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Go near and far: See the Taj in all its glory, meet rescued bears, spend the afternoon at Fatehpur Sikri and shop for marble inlay work.
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Visit the Greatest Monument to Love
Visit the Agra Bear Rescue Facility
Wander Through Fatehpur Sikri
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