Places to visit in Agra

Everyone one knows why the agra city is famous. Agra is a city located on the bank of river yamuna. Majorly agra is popular because of TAJ MAHAL which was buit by Shah Jahan. Agra is not just famous for taj mahal but also for its sweets specially Pettha. Here you can get different type/ flavour of pettha. Agra has its own historical importance , there are many historical fort which you can visit.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Agra

 

1. Taj Mahal, Agra

taj mahal

  • Famous For : It is considered the most beautiful building ever constructed. The Taj was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the seven wonders of the world and is the pride of not just Agra but also of India.
  • Tickets : For indians Rs 50 , For foreigners Rs 1100 and free for children below 15 years. ( Note – For visiting main mausoleum of taj mahal one has to buy an additional ticket

    costing Rs.200/- along with the regular ticket)

  • Timings : Taj Mahal is closed on friday. Taj Mahal opens 30 Minutes before sunrise and closes 30 Minutes before sunset during normal operating days.
  • Best time to visit : One can visit anytime

2. Agra Fort

agra fort

  • Famous For : Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. The Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi.
  • Tickets : For indians Rs 50 and Rs40 on friday , For foreigners Rs 650 and Rs 600 on friday , Free for children below 15 years
  • Timings : Open from Sunrise to Sunset on all days.
  • Best time to visit : One can visit anytime

3. Fatehpur Sikri

fatehpur sikri

  • Famous For : Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid.
  • Tickets : For indians Rs 50 and For foreigners Rs 610
  • Timings : Open from Sunrise to Sunset on all days.
  • Best time to visit : One can visit anytime

4. Akbar Tomb

akbar tomb agra

  • Famous For : The fort is known for its architecture which is a combination of both islamic and hindu design. It has magnificent gates, tomb and red sandstone design which make it popular for visitors.
  • Tickets : Rs 30 for adults , Rs 310 for foreigners and free for children below 15 years.
  • Timings : Open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Best time to visit : You can visit anytime but still winter is best.

5. Diwan-I-Aam

Diwan-i-aam agra

  • Famous For : This is the place where Shah Jahan used to have his meetings with public and heard their problems. Its design and structure fascinates everyone.
  • Tickets : Rs 50 for Indians, Rs 650 for Foreigners and free for children below 15 years.
  • Timings : 06:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
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