Nestled along the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a city that exudes history, culture, and romance. Known worldwide for its iconic symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, Agra beckons travelers to embark on a journey through time and experience the grandeur of the Mughal era. But Agra isn’t just about the Taj Mahal; it’s a treasure trove of historical sites, architectural wonders, and vibrant culture. In this travel blog, we’ll take you on a virtual tour of 25 incredible places to visit in Agra, how to reach this city, the best time to plan your trip, and why this city should be on your travel bucket list.

Agra is a city located on the banks of the Yamuna River and known for the Taj Mahal, Top 7 Wonders of the World. Uttar Pradesh Agra is not only famous for the Taj Mahal but also for the architecture and history of the Mughal Era. Agra has two more World Heritage Sites, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in the list which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A journey to Agra’s love, and history are remarkable, add this place to your travel bucket list.

In this blog, we will explore the 22 best places, you can visit while on your trip to Agra. Let’s explore Agra with me.

Agra Visiting Places – 22 Must Visit Places

Taj Mahal

Agra’s Taj Mahal is known for its love and the counted in the World’s Top 7 Wonders. Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memorial of his wife Mumtabh Begam who died while giving birth to their 14th child. The Taj Mahal was entirely built with White Marble in the 17th century, and history says, the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan cut the hands of all the labourers who worked to build the Taj Mahal. Now, you can imagine how magnificent this historical site is…..

Agra Fort

Agra Fort which is famously known as Red Fort was built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. The fort is entirely built in Red Colour and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage.

Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri was a town which was built by Akbar where he reigned for 15 years. It was built in the 15th Century with Red Stones and designated as UNESCO World Heritage.  Fatehpur Sikri is only 40km away from Agra, so embrace the architect of Fatehpur Sikri.

Akbar Tomb’s

Akbar Tomb was built in the 16th century, the construction started in 1605 and was completed in 1613. The red stone Akbar Tomb with beautiful marble carvings was built by Mughal Emperor, Jahangir. The Tomb is situated on NH2, Mathura Road, and is a masterpiece to explore.

Itimad-ud-daulah’s Tomb

The Itimad-ud-daula’s Tomb is situated on the banks of the Yamuna River and of a famous tourist spot. The tomb was built by Queen Noor Jahan and the difference part is that the tomb was not built with Red Colour Marble/Sandstone, but with White, Black, and Yellow which gives this tomb an impressive look. The Itimad-ud-daula’s Tomb was also famous for the name of Baby Taj.

Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh is a paradise and has a natural beauty, the lush greenery and the Yamuna River on the other side make this place heaven. The Mehtab Bagh is made in a symmetrical way, seems like a mathematician has architected this place. The Bagh is built in such a manner that you can take a view of the Taj Mahal from all sides.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India which is made of Red Stone and the Mughal architects are so beautiful that they mesmerize you. Jama Masjid was built by Jahanara, daughter of Shah Jahan, and close to Agra Fort.

Moti Masjid

The 16th Century Moti Masjid was built by Shah Jahan, and was fabricated with White Marble/Stone. This beautiful place is a hidden gem of Agra, you observe less crowd over here. You can click the end number of photos and make reels at this place.

Sikandar Fort

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The Sikandar Fort of the Lodi Dynasty shows the mixed culture of Hinduism and Mughal in the architecture and the red stonework is splendid. After Sikandar Lodhi, the Fort was designated to his son Ibrahim Lodi, the last emperor of the Lodhi dynasty died in the war of Panipat. In the reign of the Mughals, the fort was used by Akbar.

Jahangir Mahal

The 17th Century Jahangir Mahal was built by Akbar which is situated in the Agra Fort Complex and a famous tourist spot. The Jahangir Mahal was built with the Red Stones and was the palace of Jahangir, Akbar’s son. You can enjoy the beautiful architecture and the river which make this place beautiful.

Chini Ka Rauza

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Chini Ka Rauza was built in the 16th century on the banks of the Yamuna River, and the monument was built with chini tiles. The Indo-Persian architecture used in this place is amazing. Chini Ka Rauza is only 4kms away from the city.

Jodha Bai ka Rauza

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The Mughal Emperor, Akbar built this palace or rauza for Queen Jodha Bai who was from Rajputana Family. In Jodha Bai Ka Rauza, you can explore the architecture of both Hinduism and Mughal.

Anguri Bagh

Anguri Bagh also known as Grapes Garden is situated in Khas Mahal in the Agra Fort Complex. The expansive green garden was built in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The greenery and the beauty of Auguri Bagh give you an unforgettable journey.

Taj Museum

A double-storeyed Taj Museum was built in the year 1982 inside the Taj Complex, near the garden area. Taj Museum was built with Rad Sandstones, you can get an insight into our history at the Taj Museum.


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Diwan-i-aam was designated as UNESCO World’s Heritage Site, and the architecture and beauty attract lots of tourists. In the Mughal Era, Diwan-i-aam was used by the officials for conducting meetings with Aam Aadmi which means Common People

Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity

Mother Teresa Missionaries is a non-profit organization and a home for homeless people. The Missionary is located at Ajmer Road and works for orphans, poor, and needy people.

Wildlife SOS

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Wildlife SOS is a charitable organization which is designated to the welfare of wild animals and forests. The organization rescue bears/sloth bear and provide all the basic facility on the premises for the wild animals.

Taj Nature Walk

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The Agra Social Forestry Division developed the Taj Nature Walk has a wide range of flowers and trees. You can enjoy the view of the Taj Mahal from the Taj Nature Walk. Visit this place and click photographs of nature along with the Wonder of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Gurdwara Guru ka taal

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Gurdwara Guru Ka Taal is devoted to Shri Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth guru of Sikhism. This is the place where Shri.Guru Teg Bahadur give his life to Aurangzeb. If you want peace, then add this place to your Agra Trip.

Dolphin Water Park

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Dolphin Water Park is situated in the land of 14 acres and is designated as North India’s Biggest Water Park. The Water Park has all the fun activities, thrilling rides, water rides, and delicious food. You can enjoy this place with friends and family.

Friends Gokulam Fun City Park

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Friends Gokulam Fun City Park is the second largest water park in Agra, this one is not as huge as Dolphin Water Park. But can give you all a thrill with various kinds of rides, you can plan it with your family or friends.

Shopping Market

Shopping in Agra is the best part for the Shopaholic person, the bazaar has a variety of clothes, woollen, carpets, jewellery, and handicrafts. You can take the memory of the Taj Mahal by buying the products which are dedicated to the Taj Mahal.

How to Reach Agra

  • Nearest Airport: Agra’s Kheria Airport (AGR),
  • Nearest Railway Station: Agra Railway Junction
  • By Road: Agra is well-connected to major cities in North India. You can either hire a cab or take a bus to reach Agra.

Best Time to Visit Agra

October to March is the best time to visit Agra, in these months you can enjoy the winter of Uttar Pradesh. I advised not to plan a trip in summer.

Final Thought

Agra, with its timeless beauty and rich history, promises an unforgettable journey into India’s past. Whether you’re standing in awe of the Taj Mahal, exploring the grandeur of Agra Fort, or savoring the flavors of local cuisine, Agra offers a myriad of experiences that will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Make sure to include this city of love in your travel plans, and you’ll be rewarded with memories that will last a lifetime.

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