Agra Tourism

Taj Mahal:   Taj Mahal, rated as One of the New 7 Wonders of the World and one amongst UNESCO World Heritage sites, is an ivory-white mausoleum located on the banks of the river Yamuna. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It was commissioned in 1632 and the main construction was completed by 1643, with additional work being completed...Read More

Agra Fort:   Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, also known as Lal Qila or Fort Rouge, is a walled complex inside Agra city. It was built by Akbar on a 94-acre semi-circular plot and consists of red sandstone structures that served as residential palaces and military buildings. Its location has provided strategic military advantages.   Subsequent rulers added white...Read More

Fatehpur Sikri:   Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a charming planned city built by Akbar in honour of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. It served as his capital and court from 1572 to 1585. It is one of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture, blending chhatris, jharokhas, and motifs of Indian and Rajput architecture.   Sikri is an ancient site near a...Read More

Agra Beyond Taj:   Taj Nature Trail A beautiful natural forest is located just minutes away from the East Gate of the Taj Mahal. Spread over 70 acres, the park has over 9 km of walking trails, and offers vistas of the Taj Mahal from many vantage points. It is beautiful, green, and serene, and houses over 46 varieties of flowers and local birds, butterflies, hares, parakeets, hoo...Read More

Near Agra:   The Braj region is within a short driving distance from Agra. Tourists can visit Mathura, Vrindavan, Gokul and other places of historical and religious importance. The Braj towns are famous for temples, ghats, sacred forests, religious art and foods. While each day is a celebration in the temples and ashrams of Mathura and Vrindavan, there are special festivities at...Read More

Beyond Agra:   Agra falls within the Golden Triangle region, along with Delhi and Jaipur. Domestic and international tourists often combine their trip with Delhi and Jaipur, and their surroundings.    Closer to Agra, Kelaodeo National Park, formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, has beautiful birds, deer, monkeys and other forest animals. Migratory birds can...Read More