Top Places to Visit in Agra – Best 8 Beauty of Agra

Top Places to Visit in Agra

Agra is the home of one of the world’s most beautiful monuments Taj Mahal. It is the 3rd most visited city in India by travellers and 27th in the whole world. Top-class Mughal marvels and rich culture attracts tourist of the world here. But wait! Agra is just about the Tajmahal, Well! that is the biggest myth about this city. There are many top places to visit in Agra that can make the journey memorable. Mostly, people visit here to see Tajmahal as it is one of the, Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO world heritage site

In this article, we go beyond the famous places of Agra and know about some other magnificent destinations.

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8 Best Travel Destinations of Agra

  • Taj Mahal
  • Red Fort 
  • Wildlife SOS
  • Buland Darwaja 
  • Jodha Bai Mahal 
  • Jama Masjid 
  • Mankameshwar Temple 
  • Bateshwar Dham 

Taj Mahal

taj mahal

This place needs no introduction as it was one of the most popular places in the world not only Agra. Nothing wrong in saying that Agra city is famous worldwide just because of its monuments. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this in memory of his wife Mumtaz in 1632. Since then it’s been known as a Symbol of love. Taj Mahal is located on the bank of the Yamuna River, and during sunrise, the view of this place is similar to heaven. The Taj Mahal is made of white marble, and that’s what you need to take care of while visiting the Taj Mahal. If you come to Agra, then it is the must-visit place and the most recommended too. 

Best Time to Visit – September to March ( Sunrise Time)
Entry Fee

  • Indian Adult – 45/- INR
  • Foreigner – 1050/- INR

Agra Red Fort

agra fort

Agra Fort was the main residence of the Mughal dynasty in India. In history, this fort has had significant value as every ruler wants to capture this fort. Agra Fort is 2.5 km, far from the Tajmahal, and from here you can see a clear view of the Tajmahal. Almost half portion of the fort is under the Indian armed forces, and it’s prohibited to visit there. Travellers can explore only the half portion of Agra Fort during their visit. Similar to the Taj, this fort is also located on the bank of the Yamuna River.

Best Time to Visit –  September to March ( Sunrise Time)
Fees 

  • Indians – 35/-
  • Foreigners – 550/-

Wildlife SOS

wildlife sos

Many people don’t know that Agra also offers adventure wildlife. Wildlife SOS Agra is a rescue centre for sloth bears and elephants. Here you can experience authentic wildlife as you can stay here and gain more knowledge about the sloth bear. Flextates offers a Golden Triangle with wildlife sos package in which you can explore this place. You can learn about the practice of animal care and ways to rescue them.

Best Time to Visit – Any Day
Fee 

  • 01 Person $90/- Per Person
  • 02 Person $77/- Per Person
  • 03 Person $76/- Per Person
  • 04 or more Persons – $73/- Per Person

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Buland Darwaza

buland darwaza

Buland Darwaza, also famous as the victory gate is at Fatehpur Sikri Agra. Mughal emperor Akbar built this after the victory over Gujarat. This gate is 43 kilometres away from Agra. Buland Darwaza is the highest gate in the world and a great example of fine Mughal architecture. It is made of red stone and decorated with white marble

Best Time to Visit – Any Time 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Entry Fee – 

  • Indians – 35/-
  • Foreigners – 550/-

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Jodha Bai Mahal

jodha bai palace

This place is a perfect blend of Indian and Persian architecture. Great Mughal Emperor Akbar built this for his favourite queen Jodha Bai in 1569. It is the largest palace of Fatehpur Sikri and one of the most visited places in Agra. It also has the Rajasthani and Gurjrati fusion style architecture that make it even more capacitive. Jodha Bai Mahal is 43 kilometres far from Agra city, and you can reach here via bus or cab.

Best Time to Visit – September to March
Entry Fee – 

  • Indians – 20/-
  • Foreigners – 260/-

Jama Masjid

jama masjid agra

Jama Masjid of Agra is among the largest mosque in India and one of the best places in Agra to visit. In 1648, Jahanara Begum built this mosque for 5 lakh rupees. This is located in front of Agra Fort and just behind the Agra Fort railway station. It is also famous for the name “Friday Mosque”. Similar to most of the Mughal monuments, this mosque was also built with Red sandstone with white marble decoration.

Best Time to Visit – Anytime 
Fee – Not Applicable

Mankameshwar Temple

Mankameshwar Temple is the hidden gem of Agra that people usually don’t talk about. This temple is located alongside the Jama masjid and belongs to Lord Shiva. Mankameshwar is quite famous among the people of Agra and is one of the most visited places in the city. Here you can see the various Lord Shiva idols.

Best time to visit – Anytime
Fee – Not Applicable

Bateshwar Dham 

bateshwar temple

Bateshwar Dham is a place that is quite popular among the local people. As this place is 80 Km far from Agra, so many visitors don’t go to this place. Well, after knowing what they miss you will surely go to this place. According to stories here, Lord Shiva converted a girl baby to a boy baby during birth time. Since the act is against the law of nature it results in the opposite side flow of Yamuna here. You will be mesmerised by the view of 108 lords Shiva temples at the banks of the Yamuna River. Here you can take a boat ride and explore the beauty of the Yamuna River. To reach here you can take a bus from Agra Fort or a private cab.

Best Time to Visit – July – August (Savan )
Fee – Not Applicable

Some other Tourist Attraction of Agra 

No.Place NameTimingsEntry FeeDistance from Railway Station
1Itmad-ud-Daulah’s TombSunrise to SunsetINR 3109 km
2Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra6:00 AM – 6:00 PMINR 21012 km
3Mehtab BaghSunrise to SunsetINR 256 km
4Jama Masjid7:00 AM – 6:30 PMFree2.5 km
5Moti MasjidSunrise to SunsetFree3 km
6Ram Bagh6:00 AM – 6:00 PMINR 206 km
7Chini Ka RauzaSunrise to SunsetINR 102 km
8Guru Ka Taal9:00 AM – 7:00 PMFree5 km
9Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary7:00 AM – 5:30 PMINR 3016 km
10Panch Mahal9:00 AM – 6:00 PMINR 1039 km
11Mariam’s TombSunrise to SunsetFree9 km
12Keetham Lake6:00 AM – 6:00 PMINR 10014 km
13Balkeshwar Temple6:00 AM – 9:00 PMFree2 km
14Tomb of Mariam-uz-ZamaniSunrise to SunsetINR 1512 km
15Mughal Heritage Walk6:00 AM – 6:00 PMFree1.5 km
16Jahangir Palace6:00 AM – 6:00 PMINR 153 km
17Hathi Pol6:00 AM – 9:00 PMFree2.5 km
18Anguri Bagh9:00 AM – 6:00 PMINR 152.5 km
19Mughal Museum9:00 AM – 5:00 PMINR 1003.5 km
20Taj Museum10:00 AM – 5:00 PMINR 506 km

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