Agra is a world famous tourist attraction located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It also lies as one vortex of the Golden triangle in the country. It is the land of palaces and also has several intricate gardens as well as known to be for the symbolic architecture. The city has a rich cultural heritage.
1. Taj Mahal :-
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Without visiting Taj Mahal, your trip to Agra is not at all a fruitful one. Constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the year 1632. Today, it stands out in the world heritage monument and is one of the seven wonders of the world. The innumerable beauty and elegance of the place will fill your heart with real joy.
Timings – 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM(Friday Closed)
Entry Fees – Rs 40/Indian Citizens
Rs 1000/Foreign Tourists
[ Further Read: Why Taj Mahal is The Best Tourist Attraction ]
2. Agra Fort :-
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One of the great historical monument which is symbolic of the brilliance of the Mughal architecture. It is also known as the Red Fort of Agra. It has many palaces and also consists of two mosques. Symbolic of rich tapestry of Mughal elegance and lifestyle, this monument is a great attraction among the tourists.
Timings – 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fees – Rs 30
3. Jama Masjid :-
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A beautiful and serene place that depicts the religious sentiments of the Mughal era. It is built by Shah Jahan for his loving daughter Jahanara Begum. It is built with both the red sandstone and the white marble. It comprises of fountains and kiosks. As every Friday a lot of Muslim devotees come and offer prayers, this mosque is also known as Friday mosque.
Timings – 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
4. Fatehpur Sikri :-
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One of the great historical city, the Fatehpur Sikri comprise of the beautiful fort constructed by Akbar. It lies 40 km west of Agra and is considered as a world heritage site. The Muslim saint Salim Chishti tombstone is also placed in this city.
Entry Fees – Rs 50/Indian Citizen
Rs 260/Foreign Visitors
5. Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah :-
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Known as baby Taj or the jewel box, the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah was commissioned by NurJahan for her father. It has several waterways and is also built by white marble and appear very exquisite and delicate. It was the first tomb which was built on the river Yamuna with beautiful gardens.
6. Mehtab Bagh :-
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Known as the Moonlight Garden, the Mehtab Bagh is a 25-acre garden complex which is situated just opposite to Taj Mahal and was constructed by Babur. It has white plaster walkaways, fountains and air pavilions.
Timings – It opens till sunset
7. Mankameshwar Mandir :-
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If you are looking out for some religious homages then you should definitely visit the Mankameshwar Mandir which is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is a very ancient temple and believed to be built during the Dwapara era and installed when Lord Krishna was born. The complex also has several other temples.
Timings– 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM