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Agra is one of the must-visit tourist places in North India. Agra is famous as several historical monuments are here. 5 best places to visit in Agra.

Agra - Where History and Romance Unite

Agra, a city in northern India, is a treasure trove of history and architectural wonders. At its heart lies the iconic Taj Mahal, an epitome of love and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ethereal beauty of this marble mausoleum, built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, is beyond words. Agra Fort, another architectural marvel, showcases the grandeur of Mughal architecture with its imposing walls, intricate carvings, and palaces.

Exploring the bustling streets of Agra unveils a vibrant tapestry of culture, bustling markets, and delectable cuisine. The city's bazaars offer a treasure trove of handicrafts, leather goods, and traditional artifacts.

Don't miss the chance to savor the mouthwatering delicacies of Agra, such as petha (a sweet made from pumpkin), Mughlai kebabs, and aromatic biryanis.

A visit to Agra is an enchanting journey through history, romance, and the indomitable spirit of India's rich cultural heritage.

Agra is a city in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state. It's home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

   Taj Mahal tour from Delhi takes the almost same time as you plan the Taj Mahal tour from Jaipur. For both 2 days will be enough.

US President Donald Trumph visited India with his team of 2000 people. He came here for his 2 days visit and during his India visit, Agra is also in his list. The USA spent 750 crores on his India visit. The amount is spent just to follow protocols. For US Presidents India visit, 870 rooms were booked in 5-star Hotels.

That was the first time when US president Donald Trumph came with his complete family in official visit of abroad.
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Below are the top five must-visit places in Agra.

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1.) Taj Mahal - UNESCO world heritage site.

It is a white marble mausoleum in Agra, U.P. India. It is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Taj Mahal mausoleum is one of the most visited tourist places in India and is Build by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Monument: Taj Mahal of Agra.

2.) Agra Fort - UNESCO world heritage site.

Red Fort or Agra fort near Taj Mahal, It is made of red sandstone and white marble. Agra Fort was the main residence of Mughal emperors until they shifted their capital to Delhi. The complete fort as we see today is not built by one but many Mughal emperors such as Akbar, Shah Jahan, and Jahangir.
Agra fort is the nearest fort from Taj Mahal.

Q: Which river flows behind the Taj Mahal?

A: Yamuna.

Monument name: Agra Fort in Agra, UP

3.) Akbar's Tomb

It is placed in Sikandara(Agra). From the entry gate first, we come across Sikandar Lodhi's(founder of Agra city) tomb and after that, there is Kanch Mahal build by Jahangir

In the main section of it, there is a Tomb of Akbar and a beautiful garden with deer, peacocks, and squirrels in it. 

Akbar's Tomb in Agra.

4.) Itmad-ul-Daula

It is made of white marble and looks like a small-sized Taj Mahal that's why it also called the Baby Taj. It was commissioned by Nur Jahan, wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir for her father Mirza Ghyas Beg. Mirza Ghyas Beg was titled Itmad-ul-daulah which means pillar of the state.

Which river flows near Itmad-ul-daula?

The answer is, Yamuna river flows near it.

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5.) Dayal Bagh (Soami Bagh)

A temple devoted to Radha Swami. It is under construction for so many years. Here we can see an example of sheer artistry and is made of white marble.

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Dayal Bagh, Agra.

You can visit these 5 monuments/tourist attractions in two days. I have visited these five monuments on my 2 days Agra trip.
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