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Top 5 Must-Visit Places in Agra: Unveiling History and Romance

Agra, located in northern India, is a city steeped in history and architectural marvels. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a romantic soul, or a curious traveler, Agra has something captivating for everyone. Let’s explore the top five places that make Agra an enchanting destination:

That was the first time when US president Donald Trumph came with his complete family in official visit of abroad.
Are you Planning a tour to Agra?
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 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Taj Mahal mausoleum is one of the most visited tourist places in India and was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 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 it 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 the Kanch Mahal built 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 is why it is 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, the Yamuna River flows near it.

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5.) Dayal Bagh (Soami Bagh)

A temple devoted to Radha Swami. It has been 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.

Exploring Agra’s Bazaars

Wander through Agra’s bustling streets and discover a vibrant tapestry of culture. The city’s bazaars are a treasure trove of handicrafts, leather goods, and traditional artifacts. Bargain for souvenirs, textiles, and exquisite jewelry.

Culinary Delights

Agra’s culinary scene is equally enticing. Indulge in mouthwatering delicacies like petha (a sweet made from pumpkin), flavorful Mughlai kebabs, and aromatic biryanis. Let your taste buds explore the rich flavors of this historical city.

Beyond Monuments: Agra’s Indomitable Spirit

A visit to Agra isn’t just about monuments; it’s a journey through India’s rich cultural heritage. Feel the romance in the air, immerse yourself in history, and witness the legacy of the Mughal era.

Bonus: US President Donald Trump’s Visit

During his official visit to India, US President Donald Trump included Agra in his itinerary. The USA spent a staggering 750 crores on his India visit, booking 870 rooms in 5-star hotels. It was a historic moment when the Trumph family explored the same monuments that have fascinated travelers for centuries.

So, if you are planning a tour to Agra, get ready to be captivated by its timeless allure!

You can visit these 5 monuments/tourist attractions in two days. I visited these five monuments on my 2 days Agra trip.
For more details, you can visit the agra official website.

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