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Major Tourist Attractions in Agra

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the famous tourist attractions of Agra city. It is a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This awe inspiring monument was built by Ustad Isa, a noted architect of Persia. It took about 22 years to construct the monument. The tomb of Shah Jahan is found near Taj Mahal which was erected by his son Aurangzeb. Taj Mahal is also considered as one of the World Heritage Site. Tourists can visit Taj Mahal from 6 am to 7.30 pm. It remains closed on Fridays.

Fatehpur Sikri

From Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is located about 35 km away. It was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The name of this tourist destination descends from a historical incident. The place where Rana Sanga was defeated by Babur is known as Sikri. It lies about 40 km away from Agra. This tourist destination is also considered as a World Heritage Site. Buland Darwaza is one of the main attractions of Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri
Agra Fort

Agra Fort

In 1565 Mughal emperor Akbar built this beautiful structure which is also known as the Red Fort in Agra. It is constructed from red sandstone and hence owes this name. The Red Fort was converted to a palace and was also renovated during the reign of Shah Jahan. Pearl Mosque, Sheesh Mahal, Khaas Mahal and Diwan-e-Am are some of the places of interest for tourists at the Agra Fort.

Akbar's Tomb

Another tourist attraction in Agra is the tomb of Akbar. It is also known as Sikandra. From the Red Fort, this tomb is situated at a distance of about 13 km. The site for his burial tomb was chosen by the emperor himself. The constructional work was completed by his son Jahangir in 1613.


The tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah was built by Nur Jehan. This beautiful tomb is built by the left bank of River Yamuna. The walls of the tomb is built of white colored marble brought from Rajasthan and semi – precious stones used for decorations on the walls.

Dayal Bagh Temple

This temple is situated at a distance of 10 km from Agra. The construction of the Swami Bagh Temple started in 1904 and even after 100 years the temple is not complete. It is built of white marble and decorated with inlay works. This structure aims to represent the unity of mankind. According to the constructional plan, the same building is to house a temple for the Hindus, a mosque for the Muslims, a Church for the Christians and a gurudwara for the Sikhs.

Dayal Bagh Temple
Ram Bagh

Ram Bagh

This beautiful garden, designed in the Persian style was constructed by Babur in 1558. Initially the garden was known as the Bagh-i-Gul Afsan. In the later years, Jehangir renamed it as Bagh-i-Nur Afsan. Here Babur constructed a 3 terraced garden and he was the first to introduce this concept. An artificial spring was made to beautify this place. The garden was widely renovated by Jehangir and he introduced further beautification to it.

Mankameshwar Temple

This ancient temple is located at a distance of 2.5 km from Taj Mahal. It lies very near to the Agra Fort. It is one of the popular Shiva temples of the city and they are built at the 4 corners of Agra.

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