Things to Do in Agra

  • Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal

    Undoubtedly one of Agra’s most popular attractions, the Taj Mahal is not just famous in India but is a monument renowned across the world. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his deceased wife Mumtaz, it is emblematic of the emperor’s deep love for his wife and the grief he ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Agra Fort

    Agra Fort

    Spread over a sprawling 94 acres, this massive red sandstone fort lies parallel to the Yamuna River and is situated 2 kilometres northwest of the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort was originally occupied by Sikarwar Rajputs and was later captured by Lodi rulers of Delhi. In 1526, after the Lodis ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Mehtab Bagh

    Mehtab Bagh

    A garden built on the banks of Yamuna River, Mehtab Bagh was constructed by Emperor Babur and was the last of a series of 11 such gardens built along the east bank of the river. Mehtab Bagh was built as an integral part of the Taj complex as the gardens ...

    Park/Garden For Kids
  • Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

    Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

    Three kilometres north of Agra Fort on the east bank of the Yamuna sits the ethereal tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. Also known as Mirza Ghiyas Beg, he was the chief treasurer of his son-in-law Emperor Jahangir’s empire. It was Jahangir who bestowed upon him the title of Itimad-ud-Daula, which means Pillar ...

    Monument
  • Jama Masjid

    Jama Masjid

    Situated opposite the Agra Fort is the grand Jama Masjid, Agra’s most important and largest mosque. Commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1648, the mosque topped with red sandstone domes, is known for its beautiful architecture. Five large arches lead to the main prayer hall inside the Jama Masjid, which are ...

    Religious
  • Mariam’s Tomb

    Mariam’s Tomb

    Located a kilometre north of Sikandra (a suburb of Agra) is Mariam's Tomb, the final resting place of Akbar’s wife and Jahangir’s mother, Marium-uz-Zamani Begum. Mariam’s Tomb, though largely plain, is a large sandstone structure with intricate carvings covering its outer walls. Unlike other Mughal monuments, the tomb has no ...

    Monument
  • Khas Mahal

    Khas Mahal

    Flanked by the majestic Yamuna on one side and the Anguri Bagh on the other, Khas Mahal, also known as Aramgah-i-Muqaddar, was a private palace built by Shah Jahan for his daughters Roshnara and Jahanara. Construction of the Khas Mahal began in 1631 and was completed in 1640. The Khas ...

    Monument
  • Chini ka Rauza

    Chini ka Rauza

    Chini ka Rauza is the tomb of Afzal Khan, a Persian poet who was also a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. This tomb is a landmark of Indo-Persian architecture and is the first building in India to be adorned with glazed tile work. The Chini ka Rauza is ...

    Monument
  • Birbal Bhawan

    Birbal Bhawan

    Either built by Emperor Akbar or Birbal (there is lack of historical evidence regarding who built this structure), Birbal Bhawan is located in Fatehpur Sikri near the Jodha Bai Palace. The Birbal Bhawan is known for its intricate design and double domed architecture, which was designed to keep the building ...

    Monument
  • Panch Mahal

    Panch Mahal

    The Panch Mahal is a five storey building in Fatehpur Sikri. Renowned for its exceptional architecture, it is situated close to the harem or zenana quarters, which is fitting since it functioned as a pleasure palace. Built by Akbar, the architecture of Panch Mahal was inspired by that of ...

    Monument
  • Moti Masjid

    Moti Masjid

    Situated on the premises of the Agra Fort, Moti Masjid was built by Shah Jahan and earned its name from its brilliant pearl like shine. The courtyard of the mosque comprises side arcades and curved recessions. Circular domes built in white marble top the building and stand on red ...

    Religious
  • Rambagh

    Rambagh

    Located a kilometre away from the Chini ka Rauza, Rambagh is one of the oldest gardens to be built by the first Mughal Emperor, Babur. The gardens were originally named Araam Bagh (gardens of rest), which was subsequently shortened to Ram Bagh after the Hindu God, Ram. It is believed ...

    Park/Garden
  • Humayun’s Mosque

    Humayun’s Mosque

    Constructed in 1530 after Humayun ascended to power, Humayun’s mosque is one of the earliest monuments of the Mughal period. The mosque contains Persian inscriptions on it, which reveal that the construction was funded by Sheikh Zain Khawafi, a poet and a nobleman who was a close aid of Babur. ...

    Religious
  • Anguri Bagh

    Anguri Bagh

    Built by Shah Jahan in 1637, Anguri Bagh is flanked by the Khas Mahal on its east and red sandstone walkways on its other three sides. As the name suggests, Anguri Bagh was known for its rich harvests of grapes and flowers and was also the central area of ...

    Monument
  • Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

    Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

    The Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is located 20 kilometres from Agra on the Delhi-Agra Highway (NH2). Spread over an area of 7.97 square kilometres, the sanctuary was declared a National Bird Sanctuary in 1991. Home to the beautiful man-made Keetham Lake, it is a great place for a relaxed ...

    Nature For Kids
  • Keetham Lake

    Keetham Lake

    Located inside the Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, Keetham Lake is a peaceful spot, ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers. The depth of the lake alternates between 4 to 8 meters. The sanctuary of which the lake is a part is home to more than 106 species of migratory birds ...

    Lake/Waterfall For Kids
  • Jahangir Mahal

    Jahangir Mahal

    One of the most exceptional buildings in the Agra Fort, Jahangir Mahal was essentially a zenana used by the Rajput wives of Akbar. The palace has a gateway that connects to an inner courtyard which sits amidst lavish halls that are decorated with engravings on stone, columns and crosspieces. The ...

    Monument
  • Dayal Bagh (Soami Bagh)

    Dayal Bagh (Soami Bagh)

    Dayal Bagh, also known as Soami Bagh, is an important tourist destination in Agra. The headquarters of the Radha Soami religious order, Dayal Bagh is famous as being the memorial of Shiv Dayal Sahib, the founder of the Radha Saomi Satsang Movement. Founded in 1861, the Radha Saomi Movement infuses ...

    Religious
  • Lower Haramsara

    Lower Haramsara

    Situated in Fatehpur Sikri beside the palace of Jodhaa Bai and opposite Birbal’s house is the Lower Haramsara. The original purpose of the Lower Haramsara is a debatable one as some historians believe that it was used as a stable for horses, elephants and camels while others state that the ...

    Monument
  • Mariam-uz-Zamani Palace

    Mariam-uz-Zamani Palace

    Located in Fatehpur Sikri, the Marium-uz-Zamani Palace was the home of Akbar’s wife, Mariam. The palace is renowned for its elaborate and indulgent interiors, for which Akbar is believed to have hired the best workers in India to construct. Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has rich carvings ...

    Monument
  • Guru ka Tal

    Guru ka Tal

    A Sikh pilgrimage of historical significance, Guru ka Tal was built in 1970 to honour the memory of the ninth Sikh guru, Guru Teg Bahadur. Located in Sikandra near Agra, the gurudwara is built on the location where Guru Teg Bahadur surrendered his arms before Aurangzeb. Constructed using red stone ...

    Religious
  • Bageshwarnath Temple

    Bageshwarnath Temple

    An important landmark in Agra, the Bageshwarnath Temple is popular among devotees all through the year. During festivals, the temple is beautifully decorated and lit up and becomes the hub of celebrations. ...

    Religious
  • Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh

    Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh

    The Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh, also known as Jaswant ki Chhatri is a cenotaph in the shape of an arched pillared canopy. Built between 1644 and 1658, it is believed to be the only monument built by a Hindu in Agra during the Mughal empire. The Chhatri of Raja ...

    Monument
  • Shah Burj

    Shah Burj

    Also known as the Musamman Burj, the Shah Burj is an elaborate octagonal tower located near the Diwan-e-Khas (hall of private audience) in Agra Fort. The Shah Burj was commissioned by Shah Jahan for his cherished wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Before the Shah Burj was built, in its place stood a ...

    Monument
  • Taj Museum

    Taj Museum

    The Taj Museum is one of the most popular museums in Agra and is visited by hundreds of tourists who wish to learn more about the history of the Taj Mahal. The museum, located inside Jal Mahal in the complex of the Taj Mahal, offers you an opportunity to ...

    Museum
  • Kalakriti Cultural Convention Centre

    Kalakriti Cultural Convention Centre

    The Kalakriti Cultural and Conventional Centre is an arts, culture and conventional centre in Agra. The aim of the centre is to celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of Indian culture and heritage. The centre offers visitors a chance to view intricate inlay work on marble. Apart from that, the Kalakriti ...

    Cultural
  • Taj Mahotsav

    Taj Mahotsav

    The Taj Mahotsav is an annual 10-day festival held at Shilpgram in Agra. With the majestic Taj Mahal as a backdrop, it is a great cultural event to attend. Every year, the Taj Mahotsav has a different theme with a message to the world. This festival is a celebration of ...

    Cultural For Kids